Postdoctoral position at Emory University
NIH funded grants on enveloped virus entry and host restriction factors; duration: several years
A postdoctoral position is available at the Emory University School of Medicine to study the mechanism of enveloped virus entry into cells and its inhibition by host restriction factors.
The candidate will work closely with members of a collaborative interdisciplinary team and an enthusiastic mentor. Emory University provides an excellent training and collaborative environment for research and training.
Our group combines molecular and cell biology techniques and cutting-edge quantitative microscopy techniques, such as single particle tracking, TIRF and super-resolution microscopy. New directions include the use of single-molecule force probes to delineate the mechanics of virus-cell interactions and correlative fluorescence-cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM).
Highly motivated individuals holding a Ph.D. degree in biophysics, cell biology, virology or related fields are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
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- Francis AC and Melikyan GB. Single HIV-1 Imaging Reveals Progression of Infection through CA-Dependent Steps of Docking at the Nuclear Pore, Uncoating, and Nuclear Transport. Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Apr 11;23(4):536-548.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.03.009. PMID:29649444.
- Suddala KC, Lee CC, Meraner P, Marin M, Markosyan RM, Desai TM, Cohen FS, Brass AL, Melikyan GB. Interferon-induced transmembrane protein 3 blocks fusion of sensitive but not resistant viruses by partitioning into virus-carrying endosomes. PLoS Pathog. 2019 Jan 14;15(1):e1007532. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007532.