Jerod Scott Denton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

jerod.s.denton@vanderbilt.edu

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Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Education
Ph.D., Physiology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New HampshireM.S., Physiology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, ArkansasB.S., Biology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
Office Address
Department of Anesthesiology 1161 21st Ave Room T-4208 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2520
Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 5/6/2013
We have an NIH-funded postdoc position available to fill immediately. The ideal candidate will be within 3 years of completing their Ph.D. degree and will have extensive experience in ion channel electrophysiology/pharmacology and molecular biology. They must have excellent organizational/time-management skills, strong critical thinking skills, and be able to work independently or as part of a team. The project will focus on defining the mechanism of action/molecular binding sites for novel small-molecule modulators of clinically relevant inward rectifier potassium channels using electrophysiology, mutagenesis, MTS-protection assays, high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, and molecular modeling (Lewis et al., 2009, Bhave et al., 2010; 2011; Raphemot et al., 2011). Chemistry experience is not necessary. Experience with comparative homology modeling would be a plus, but not essential.