Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Feinberg School of Medicine, NU

Chicago, IL, United States

Postdoctoral position in Virology/Cell
Biology

 

Postdoctoral positions are available on NIH funded
research projects to study the function of microtubule-associated and
microtubule regulatory proteins and their role in viral infection in the
Naghavi. Dr. Naghavi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology-Immunology,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. The Feinberg
School of Medicine is located in the center of downtown Chicago. Additional
information about the Naghavi lab can be found at http://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/naghavi/

Our
previous studies have established how HIV-1 controls microtubule behavior to
facilitate infection, and the host factors involved. This includes microtubule motor-associated
adaptor proteins, as well as specialized microtubule plus-end tracking proteins
(called +TIPs) that control the formation of stable microtubule filaments and
facilitate HIV-1 infection. Projects will employ a range of molecular
biological assays, as well as a variety of fixed and live imaging approaches
using super resolution and confocal microscopy to study how HIV-1 particles
move within infected cells, including natural target cell types such as brain
resident microglia and primary macrophages. Our goal is to understand the
molecular basis behind how microtubules, regulators of microtubule dynamics and
microtubule motor proteins function to enable HIV-1 movement to and from the
nucleus.  

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent with strong
research experience in virology, cell biology and/or molecular biology.
Applicants with experience in fluorescence microscopy and live imaging are
particularly encouraged to apply. Intersted applicants should submit a complete
CV, a brief description of their research achievements and interests, and the
name and contact details for three referees
to:

Mojgan.Naghavi@Northwestern.edu

Applications
will be reviewed immediately until suitable candidates are identified.

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Postdoctoral Fellow