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Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Instructors & Research Associates

​The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics has a wide array of research opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows in the areas of RNA biology, structural biology and biochemistry, cancer research, genomics, and yeast genetics and molecular biology.  Many of our postdoctoral fellows have gone on to successful careers in academia, industry or government positions.  The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Postdoctoral Office provides support, services and information for potential postdoctoral fellows.  For international postdoctoral fellows, our International Scholars Office provides information and support for the visa application process.

For detailed information on benefits, orientation, career development resources, and other useful information for postdoctoral fellows please visit the following link: Postdoctoral Information.

For more information on the Department including research areas and resources, University, lifestyle, housing, Denver and Colorado information, please see the information sheet.

If you are interested in a postdoctoral position at the University of Colorado AMC Campus, please submit a Postdoc ​Position Inquiry​.

 Postdoctoral Fellow & Junior Investigator Awards
“Targeting an ATM-dependent metabolic pathway and FLT3 for AML therapy”

Mark Gregory, Research Instructor, NIH K22 Award, National Cancer Institute (DeGregori Lab)

​“Dissecting the relationship between declining lymphoid progenitor fitness and aging” Curtis Henry, Research Instructor, NIH K01 Award, National Cancer Institute (DeGregori Lab)

“2012 UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship”
Curtis Henry, Research Instructor, Merck Fellowship (DeGregori Lab) 

“Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award”

Monica Ransom, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Defense Fellowship (Hesselberth Lab)
“Regulating EGFR protein levels by a deubiquitinating enzyme in cancer cells”

Ke-Jun Han, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer League of Colorado (Liu Lab)

“The mechanism of the HOT AIR long non-coding RNA in breast cancer”

Emily Meredith, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Defense Fellowship (Johnson Lab)

​“Identifying novel therapeutic targets for high risk FLT3-mutated Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

Jennifer Salstrom, Postdoctoral Fellow, CCTSI 2013 Pilot Grant Award (DeGregori Lab)​​​​
Ke-Jun Han from the Liu Lab was recently awarded a grant from the "Families of SMA" entitled "Recruitment of SMN to the trans-Golgi network by a ubiquitin E3 ligase"

Erich Chapman from the Kieft Lab was recently awarded an NRSA "RNAs that Manipulate
Enzymes: Xrn1-Resistant RNAs in Flaviviruses"
"American Cancer Society Fellowship"

Tassa Saldi, Postdoctoral Fellow (Bentley Lab)

"NIH K99/R00 Grant"​​

Erich Chapman, Postdoctoral Fellow (Kieft Lab)

"NIH Pulmonary Training Grant, T32" Nathaniel Little, Postdoctoral Fellow (DeGregori Lab)

“American Society for Human Genetics Registration Fellowship” Yuanyuan Kang, Postdoctoral Fellow (Davis Lab)

"EMBO Long-Term Fellowship"Anna-Lena Steckelberg, Postdoctoral Fellow (KieftLab)

"Cancer League of Colorado Grant" "Redox-targeted therapy for the treatment of FLT3 mutated leukemia" Mark Gregory, Postdoctoral Fellow (DeGregori Lab) ​​​​​​​​​

Melanie Blevins, Postdoctoral Fellow (Zhao Lab)

"NIH Postdoctoral F32 Fellowship"

Daniel Eiler, Postdoctoral Fellow (Kieft Lab)


​"Butcher Innovation Award: Combined experimental and computational design of potent peptide inhibitors of the CtBP1 transcription factor complex."​

Melanie Blevins, Postdoctoral Fellow (Zhao Lab)


Benjamin Akiyama​"NIH Postdoctoral F32 Fellowship"

Benjamin Akiyama


"Department of Defense BCRP Award​​​"
Alison Porman, Postdoctoral Fellow (Johnson Lab)
​“​NIH T32 Training Grant” 
Melanie Blevins, Postdoctoral Fellow (Zhao Lab)

​“NIH R21 Award”
Jianbin Wang, Research Assistant Professor (Davis Lab)

​“EMBO Long-Term Fellowship” 
Anna-Lena Steckelberg, Postdoctoral Fellow (Kieft Lab)

​“Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award” 
Kenji Fukushima, Postdoctoral Fellow (Pollock Lab)