Dr. Kailiang JiaFAU is pleased to announce that Dr. Kailiang Jia, FAU Associate Professor, was awarded an NIH R15 grant for three years, totaling $356,678. This grant will allow Dr. Kailiang’s group to investigate the interactions between autophagy and specific signaling pathways within the cell to enhance understanding of the role that these pathways play in controlling development of human diseases, including cancer, aging, obesity, neurodegeneration, diabetes and parasitism. Click here for more information about Dr. Kailiang's research.


The Initiative

The InitiativeThe Jupiter Life Science Initiative is aimed at building educational and research capabilities in the life sciences on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, and is a collaborative effort between the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. To learn more, read a message from the director.


Florida Atlantic University is seeking one new faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level to join FAU’s neuroscience group on the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter, Florida; the successful candidate will be granted tenure in FAU’s Department of Biological Sciences. We are particularly interested in a candidate who uses cellular/molecular or systems/behavioral approaches to address questions in neuronal development, synaptic plasticity, cortical circuitry, learning and memory, stress or addiction. To be considered, please apply for position #991114 at

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