Job Opportunities:

  • Positions are available for motivated graduate students.

A fully-funded position is available immediately on a collaborative NIH R01 project to study the impact of chronic nicotine inhalation on the homeostasis of the renin-angiotensin system and the development of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. A multidisciplinary approach will be employed combining state-of-the-art nicotine delivery system, cardiac function tests (echocardiogram, pressure-volume recording), pulmonary function measurement (whole-body plethysmography, FlexiVent), and blood pressure monitoring (mouse telemetry). In addition, transgenic and knockout mouse models will be employed to dissect the molecular mechanisms of how chronic nicotine inhalation alters components of the renin-angiotensin system and predisposes nicotine users to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.

                Interested applicants should contact Dr. Eric Lazartigues (