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A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteoglycans in innate and adaptive immunity. Our previous work on the proteoglycan lumican identified its interactions with TLR-4 signals and lumican-deficient mice were impaired in overcoming bacterial infections. The candidate will work with cell cultures and various null mice to further investigate the link between ECM proteoglycans and immunity. We have an exciting multidisciplinary group with members from Medicine, Cell biology, Immunology and Ophthalmology. The candidate must be highly motivated, within 2 years of completion of a Ph.D. in the areas of immunology (preferred) or cell biology and must have expertise in flow cytometry.
To apply please submit a brief statement of past research accomplishments and future goals along with your CV and request references to be directly sent to Professor Shukti Chakravarti, Department of Medicine, Cell Biology and Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.