Jing Hughes, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)

The cellular antenna primary cilium is a beautiful and enigmatic structure that underlies some of the most important human diseases. We study primary cilia in the setting of pancreatic islet function and diabetes, using genetic models, metabolic tests, and molecular and cellular imaging to dissect the role of cilia in cellular communication.

Research keywords: Pancreatic islets; Primary cilia; Cell crosstalk

Basic information

Mentoring statement:Find it here.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:Jeong Hun Jo – senior postdoc, 4 papers, starting job search
Eun Young Lee – assistant professor in Korea
Samantha Adamson – K awardee
Shannon Townsend – T32 awardee
Lifei Zhu – applying for medical residency

Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:2
Postdoc eligibility:U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.
International Trainees Outside the U.S.