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Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)
Department: 032 - Infectious Disease
Requisition Number: PD11-1370020
Postdoctoral Positions to study role of virological synapses in HIV transmission.
Postdoctoral positions are available immediately to investigate the molecular mechanisms of HIV dissemination through virological synapses. We are employing molecular virology, small animal models of infection and confocal imaging to understand how HIV spreads from T cell to T cell. Experts in virology, cell biology, intravital imaging, cellular immunology are encouraged to apply. Our recent studies reveal that virological synapses promote novel pathways of viral internalization that greatly promote the spread of HIV (Hubner et al, Science 323:1743, 2009). Projects will examine the mechanisms of infection following virological synapse formation and exploit humanized murine models to understand the role of the virological synapse in dissemination in vivo. The research focuses on an emerging interface between virology and cell biology and tests new paradigms for understanding HIV dissemination.
The appointment will be at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and in the Immunology Institute. Experience in virology, confocal imaging, image analysis, molecular biology, mammalian cell biology, and protein chemistry is preferred. Requirements for this post include a strong record of publication and a PhD and/or MD.
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