Position available to study the role of gut mucosa-microbiota interaction in autoimmunity in the Laboratory of Dr. Chenthamarakshan Vasu. Project involves studies using human samples and rodent models to understand the impacts of innate immune-receptor and dietary-factor interactions with gut microbiota on immune regulation, inflammation and autoimmune onset, and therapeutic manipulation of these interactions. Studies will involve use of conventional and high-throughput proteomics and metabolomics using samples from human subjects, and development and use of genetically modified and germ-free murine models. Research activities will be complemented by specialized training in entrepreneurship.
Candidates must hold a recent doctoral degree or equivalent and be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident of the United States. Previous experience in mucosal immunity, autoimmunity and/or inflammation is preferred. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply in order to address significant gender and racial/ethnic gaps in entrepreneurial activities in the nation’s biomedical research workforce.
MUSC is located in the beautiful historic district of Charleston bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches to the east, and national forests and wildlife refuges to the north and south. MUSC is the state’s top-ranked medical center.
For detailed information and to apply, visit http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/itp