The Chetty lab is actively recruiting highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellows and students in the areas of stem cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, immunology, genetics, and computational biology/bioinformatics.
The overarching goal of the lab is to improve the prospects of autologous cell replacement therapy and in vitro disease modeling for regenerative medicine with applications for neuroscience. Current projects focus on using human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines from individuals with psychiatric disorders (e.g. autism and schizophrenia) to model and understand the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. In particular, iPSC lines will be differentiated into the neuronal and glial lineages to investigate changes at the cellular, functional, and mechanistic levels using a broad range of techniques from RNA sequencing, genome editing, to functional assays in in vitro and in vivo models. Knowledge gained from these studies will be applied towards understanding the pathology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g. in vitro drug screening). The position will also involve collaborations with other labs at Stanford University (including the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine) as well as other institutions.