Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pulmonary Immunology (copy)

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Tyler, Texas; close to Dallas, TX
Negotiable, depending on experience
August 13 2020
Science Ad for Drs. Vankayalapati August 2020
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A postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Pulmonary Immunology to study the innate immune responses to M. tuberculosis infection. Applicants must have a strong background in cellular and molecular immunology. Prior experience in studying immune responses to infectious diseases using mouse model is desirable. Hands-on experience in multicolor flow cytometry and confocal microscopy is essential for this position. The selected candidate will use state-of-the-art cellular and molecular imaging facility for the project. Only applicants with hands-on experience in multicolor flow cytometry and microscopy should apply for this position. Applicants should submit their CV to Drs. Ramakrishna Vankayalapati and Deepak Tripathi, The Department of Pulmonary Immunology, The University of Texas Health Northeast, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX 75708-3154. and

The recent representative publications from our research group are:

1. Tripathi D, Venkatasubramanian S, Cheekatla SS, Paidipally P, Welch E, Tvinnereim AR, Vankayalapati R. A TLR9 agonist promotes IL-22-dependent pancreatic islet allograft survival in type 1 diabetic mice. Nat Commun. 2016 Dec 16;7:13896.

2. Tripathi D, Welch E, Cheekatla SS, Radhakrishnan RK, Venkatasubramanian S, Paidipally P, Van A, Samten B, Devalraju KP, Neela VSK, Valluri VL, Mason C, Nelson S, Vankayalapati R. Alcohol enhances type 1 interferon-α production and mortality in young mice infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Aug 2;14(8):e1007174.

3. Cheekatla SS, Tripathi D, Venkatasubramanian S, Nathella PK, Paidipally P, Ishibashi M, Welch E, Tvinnereim AR, Ikebe M, Valluri VL, Babu S, Kornfeld H, Vankayalapati R. NK-CD11c+ Cell Crosstalk in Diabetes Enhances IL-6-Mediated Inflammation during Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Oct 26;12(10):e1005972.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University will, in accordance with State and Federal law and regulations, provide equal opportunity in all employment related activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam Era.  The University requires pre-employment drug and tobacco screening and criminal background check on all hires.  Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.


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