Summary Description: Columbia University's Department of Microbiology & Immunology is seeking to increase the representation of research in immunology andhost-pathogen interactions.Two post-doctoral research positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Ivaylo Ivanov at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York City. Our laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which commensal microbes engage host immunity. We are particularly interested in pathways leading to generation of mucosal Th17 cells (Ivanov et al., Cell, 2006; Ivanov et al., Cell 2009). Other research directions include roles of intestinal macrophages and dendritic cells (Lewis et al., Immunity, 2011; Goto et al., Immunity, 2014; Panea et al., Cell Host & Microbe, 2015); innate lymphoid cells (Lucy et al., Nature Immunology, 2009; Goto et al., Immunity, 2014); and intestinal epithelial cells (Goto and Ivanov, Immunology and Cell Biology, 2013; Goto et al., Science, 2014) in transmitting microbiota signals to modulate adaptive immune responses and disease outcomes.The postdoctoral scientists will engage in one of several active lines of research: ➢Control of mucosal T cell homeostasis and metabolism by intestinal microbes➢Role of intestinal epithelial cells in transmitting microbiota signals to the mucosal immune system in vivo➢Role of intestinal macrophages in generation of commensal Th17 responses➢Role of innate lymphoid cells in host immunity using novel genetic toolsInterested candidates should send a CV along with contact information for three referees to Dr. Ivaylo Ivanov at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information: http://www.microbiology.columbia.edu/faculty/ivanov.html
Minimum Qualifications: Depending on the field of research and current needs for field and instructional coverage within the department, certain subspecialties may be preferred. Candidates with prior experience and strong interest in immunology, epithelial cell biology, lymphocyte biology, mucosal immunology, cell metabolism, animal disease models or high-resolution imaging are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Qualifications: Depending on the field of research and current needs for field and instructional coverage within the department, certain subspecialties may be preferred.
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