Welcome to the International Stroke Genetics Consortium

The ISGC has been formed expressly to further the understanding of the genetic basis of Stroke. As such most of the scientific content of the website will be in the members area of the site and of relevance only to the scientific community. The non-members area of the site contains more general stroke information and some of the non-scientific aspects of our work. Please feel free to browse the site and let us know what you think. If you would like access to the members area of the site then please login using the login link on the header of the page for further resources.

If you are a researcher in stroke genetics and wish to be considered as a member of the ISGC then please CLICK HERE and fill out your information for a username and password for the site. If you are a current member of the ISGC and do not have a username or password please CLICK HERE and fill out your information for a username and password for the site.  If you have any questions please email Katherine Crawford.


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Candidates must be a US citizen, non-citizen US national, or a permanent resident of the US. The focus will be on brain plasticity during the first seven days after onset of a new stroke. Experimental variables will include various forms of structural and functional imaging, including bedside dense array EEG brain mapping, and  genetic analysis. Two planned experimental variables include oral stimulant medication and intense physiotherapy.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the mentor directly:
Steven C. Cramer MD, scramer@uci.edu, Professor of Neurology, University of California-Irvine



The Boston University Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology is seeking candidates for its T32 Training Grant in Cardiovascular Epidemiology awarded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Trainees will focus their 2-year training on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease such as coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure and other forms of vascular disease, following one of the training pathways: statistical genetics and genomics, computational biology and bioinformatics, or clinical epidemiology.

Qualifications required
1)      US Citizen or green card holder
2)      a) Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genetics and Genomics or related field |
             and programming skills (SAS and/or R preferred) OR
          b) MD degree

The successful candidate will participate in training activities including pathway-specific coursework and workshops, as well as individual professional development plan workshops, one-on-one professional counseling and career planning, grant writing workshops, research seminars, journal internships, and working on research projects with a Boston University senior investigator on longitudinal epidemiological studies such as Framingham Heart Study, Long Life Family Study and other cohort studies. All trainees will be supervised by their assigned faculty mentor as well as by the program’s co-directors for progress evaluation.

Interested candidates should send the following materials to CvEpiT32@bu.edu
          ​1. Cover letter indicating reason for applying to this training program
          2. Curriculum vitae
          3. Two recommendation letters

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer. Under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact:
          Ramachandran S. Vasan (vasan@bu.edu)  or Vanessa Xanthakis (vanessax@bu.edu) if you are interested in the clinical
          epidemiology pathway
          Paola Sebastiani (sebas@bu.edu) if you are interested in the Statistical Genetics and Genomics or the Bioinformatics and
          Computational Biology pathway




Need to have spent one year training in the US, and have run their own lab for less than 7 years.  Scientists in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and United States NOT eligible.  In 2012 HHMI cycle, grants went to Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Chile, South Africa, India, Poland, Argentina, China. Applications are due June 30, 2016.