Job DescriptionPostdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Yingzi Cong, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Texas Medical Branch to participate in the NIH-sponsored projects on host-microbiota interaction at the intestines in the regulation of intestinal homeostasis and the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases. The Cong lab utilizes a combination of molecular, cellular immunology, image, mouse genetics, animal models, and Germ-free animals to determine the microbiota and its metabolites regulation of T cells, DC, and IEC, etc. in the intestines under healthy and inflammatory conditions.
The required qualification is a doctoral degree in immunology, cell biology, or a related field. Experience in T cells, DC, IEC, microbiome, cell imaging, western blotting, siRNA, and CRISPR-Cas, as well as metabolic regulation of immune responses, are advantageous. The successful candidate is expected to design and execute projects independently but also in close collaboration with other members of the team; independence and ability to collaborate are therefore requirements. Good command of written and spoken English is also a requirement.
Yingzi Cong, PhD
Samuel Baron Distinguished Professor
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Texas Medical Branch