A postdoctoral fellowship position in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital, Boston is available for an inquisitive and highly motivated outstanding young scientist to study the role of epithelial renewal in the intestinal innate immune response to Vibrio cholerae using Drosophila melanogaster as a model host. Recent graduates who have a background in Drosophila genetics are especially encouraged to apply.
For more information please see:
1) Our laboratory web site at http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/bbs/fac/Watnick.html
2) Recent relevant publications from the laboratory:
Blow NS, Salomon RN, Garrity K, Reveillaud I, Kopin A, Jackson FR, Watnick PI, Vibrio cholerae, Infection of Drosophila melanogaster mimics the human disease cholera, PLoS Pathogens, 2005; 1: 92-98.
Berkey C, Blow N, Watnick PI, Genetic analysis of Drosophila melanogaster susceptibility to intestinal V. cholerae infection. Cell Microbiol. 2009; 11:461-474.
Purdy AE, Watnick PI, Spatially selective colonization of the arthropod intestine through activation of Vibrio cholerae biofilm formation, PNAS, 2011; 108: 19737-42.
Wang Z, Berkey CD, and Watnick PI, The Drosophila protein mustard tailors the innate immune
response activated by the immune deficiency pathway, J Immunol, 2012; published ahead of print.
Our laboratory, which is affiliated with the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, is located within the Division of Infectious Diseases and next to the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle, providing a very exciting environment for scientific research.
Please send Curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:
Paula Watnick, M.D. Ph.D.
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children's Hospital, Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Email: paula.watnick from childrens.harvard.edu<mailto:paula.watnick from childrens.harvard.edu>
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