Postdoctoral Position - Innate Immune Signaling in the Developing Intestine

UConn Health
Farmington, Connecticut (US)
Depends on Experience
November 09 2017
Other, Other
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Postdoctoral Position - Innate Immune Signaling in the Developing Intestine

A postdoctoral position is available to study the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating neonatal intestinal inflammatory disease that occurs primarily in premature infants. Specifically, the project will focus on the cellular mechanisms that regulate normal intestinal development, epithelial proliferation and differentiation, and how exposure to bacteria and bacterial ligands may promote or disrupt these homeostatic processes. The research will be performed in the Departments of Pediatrics and Immunology at UConn Health, Farmington, CT. The project will utilize mouse models, human intestinal tissues, clinical microbiome samples, and various cell culture-based techniques to investigate innate signaling pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of NEC. A Ph.D., as well as a strong background in cell culture, microbiology, molecular biology, and genomic analysis is required. A background in innate immunity is desirable.

Please email curriculum vitae and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of references to Dr. Adam Matson (, UConn Health, Farmington, CT.

UConn Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/PwD