Post doctoral position.
Oregon State University.
Cell-molecular level studies of innate immunity and pathogen/parasite
counter-defense in an invertebrate host-parasite system. The ideal
candidate for this position will have published research carried out on
animal cells, experience using cell- and molecular genetic protocols, and a
genuine interest in comparative immunology.
Research will address questions concerning the basis for compatibility and
incompatibility in molluscan schistosomiasis. In this model, the snail host
utilizes both oxygen-dependent and independent mechanisms to kill the
parasite. Counter-defenses of the trematode parasite likely include
mechanisms of protection against oxidative damage. The Linus Pauling
Institute at Oregon State University comprises a rich resource of expertise
in this area.
The research will take advantage of timely accumulation of genomic data,
and recent developments in proteome analysis - an area of expertise in the
OSU Environmental Health Sciences Center. Orientation to the topic can be
obtained by reading:
Bayne, C.J., Hahn, U.K. and Bender, R.C. 2001. Mechanisms of molluscan
host resistance and parasite escapes. Parasitology 123. Supplement: Flukes
and Snails Revisited, edited by D. Rollinson; co-ordinating editor L.H.
Chappell. S159 - S167.
Timeline. While wishing to explore your interests as soon as you are ready,
we anticipate that the appointment will begin between September and
Christopher J. Bayne, Ph.D.,
Department of Zoology,
Oregon State University,
Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA.
TEL: 541-737-5352; FAX: 541-737-0501
e-mail: baynec at bcc.orst.edu