Hospital for Special Surgery
A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Theresa Lu, MD, PhD. One potential project is to better understand how mesenchymal stromal cell act in a lymphotoxin-dependent manner to ameliorate fibrosis in scleroderma models. This follows up on our recent paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Another potential project is to examine the regulation of the lymph node vascular-stromal compartment and impact of this regulation on autoimmune diseases such as lupus. This follows up on our recent paper in Immunity. These are great positions for someone interested in the exciting intersection of immunology, vascular biology, mesenchymal cell biology, and rheumatology. We have some interesting mice for both projects that could be characterized, so things have the potential of moving quickly. We are at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical School in an interactive scientific community that also includes Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller University.
Hospital for Special Surgery is the Rheumatology and Orthopedic arm of Weill Cornell’s New York-Presbyterian and is ranked #2 in Rheumatology and #1 in Orthopedics in the US by World and News Report. We are actively involved with the Cornell Immunology graduate program. The position is eligible for benefits.
Interested applicants should apply online at www.hss.edu and submit a resume to 2016-8097.