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Location: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Description: Research Graduate Student

Qualifications/expectations: Applicant will perform cell and animal research into the effects of dietary, pharmaceutical and genetic interventions in nutrient signaling pathways on aging and metabolism as part of a PhD graduate thesis project. Applicant should be completing a graduate laboratory rotation and be currently enrolled as a graduate student at UW-Madison.

Contact information: Judy Aughey,


Location: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Description: Research Scientist

Qualifications/expectations: Applicant will perform research into how intracellular metabolite trafficking regulates mammalian physiology and disease using rodent model systems. Applicant should have a Ph.D. and an appointment at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, expertise in the evaluation of energy balance and glucose homeostasis in rodents, and be engaged in an active scientific research program investigating the molecular regulation of intracellular trafficking for the ultimate goal of developing new drugs to improve the treatment of human disease.

Contact information: Judy Aughey,

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