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Research Type: POSTDOCS

  1. Vector Aedes aegypti, from functional genetics to ecological analyses

    Mosquitoes cause 400,000 malaria deaths and transmit viruses to hundreds of millions. The vectorial capacity of mosquitoes depends on their ability to survive infection. However, it remains unclear what key mechanisms underlie the mosquito tolerance and resistance to infection with multiple microbes (bacteria, fungi, microbiota, viruses). We are particularly interested in approaches ranging from lab controlled […]

  2. Mosquito venereal transmission of arboviruses.

    Dengue (DEN) is the most prevalent arthropod-borne viral (arboviral) disease in the world; DEN disease incidence has increased dramatically in the last 50 years. Ae. aegypti is the most important vector of DENV to human hosts and the vector remains persistently infected with DENV for life. Understanding interepidemic maintenance of the virus is essential for […]

  3. Exploring host-microbe interactions related to metabolic disorders

    The Brito Lab is recruiting postdocs in direct host-microbiome interactions that may modulate health. We are specifically interested in exploring bacterial proteins that can alter host cellular functions. We are looking for individuals with either computational or wet lab experience, or both. Interested candidates will be able to explore the mechanistic underpinnings of microbiome-related disorders […]

  4. The impact of interindividual variation in oral and gut microbiomes on host health

    The Poole Lab studies the causes and effects of human microbiome variation with the goal of manipulating microbes to improve human health. We want to know why individuals respond differently to the same dietary intervention in order to develop precision nutrition protocols for the prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders. Our resources include, but are not […]

  5. Development of broadly neutralizing antibodies to influenza

    Development of broadly neutralizing antibodies to influenza using a novel bacterial outer membrane vesicle platform: The Leifer and Putnam labs have an ongoing collaboration to use innovative engineering techniques develop, test, and understand the underlying immunological mechanisms of new vaccine adjuvant bacterial outer membrane vesicle platforms. We are interested in postdoctoral candidates proposing to take […]

  6. Fungal-bacterial interactions

    The Pawlowska Lab studies interactions between fungi and bacteria using several model systems. Potential projects involve: (1) dissecting the mechanisms of innate immunity in fungi, (2) evaluating the impact of bacteriome on phenotypic diversity of fungi, and (3) examining the role of common mycorrhizal networks in plant microbiome assembly.

  7. Ecology and Evolution in Bacteria-Host Interactions

    The Hendry lab uses experimental and -omics approaches to understand the impact of host interactions on bacterial ecology and evolution, as well as how microbes influence hosts. Research in the lab focuses on a variety of systems, particularly insect and plant associated bacteria. Our interdisciplinary group encompasses broad interests within microbiology, evolution, and ecology and […]

  8. Mechanisms of Virus-Host Interactions

    The main focus of our research program is to elucidate key mechanistic components in enveloped viruses and their target host cells that: 1] mediate viral entry into cells, 2] elicit cell immune responses, and 3] mediate viral egress from cells. Within our lab, these studies lead to the design, development, and testing of novel antiviral agents […]

  9. Host-microbe interactions

    The Moreau Lab studies the evolution of symbiosis between animals and their diverse microbial communities. Current work focuses on the benefits of microbial communities for ant hosts from nutrient provisioning to contributions to cuticle formation. Methods include amplicon sequencing, quantification, metagenomics, functional assays, experimental manipulations, and more. This work is deeply rooted in natural history […]

  10. microscope work

    Opportunistic infections at the host-pathogen interface

    Opportunistic pathogens can subvert infection barriers (e.g., host immune functions and nutrient limitations) and switch from peaceful commensal to potentially lethal pathogen. The factors promoting either outcome are unknown, but must be shaped by dynamic physiological interactions between host and pathogen. This project aims to determine key factors at the host-pathogen interface that mediate the […]