Graduate Research Assistants (Ph.D. students)


University of Illinois at Chicago


Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

Principal Investigator

James Lee


Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and the names/contact information of three references via email to James Lee, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at University of Illinois at Chicago,


Multiple positions for graduate research assistants (Ph.D. students) are available and will start in January for a project investigating the defects of the microvascular network and the blood-brain barrier in AD brains. Students will be responsible to perform AD research, including cell culture, animal handling and dissection, biochemical characterizations, cell and membrane mechanical characterizations using atomic force microscopy (AFM), retinal structure characterization using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and angiography (OCTA), data analysis, and reporting research findings for journal publications.


Candidates must have a B.S. or M.S. in bioengineering, biophysics, physics, biochemistry, and/or related fields. Experience with cell culture and fluorescence microscopy is required. Applicants with experience in AFM and OCT will be preferred.