Postdoctoral fellow positions are available to study the molecular mechanisms regulating anti-tumor immunity, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Research projects include two major areas:
- Signaling network and transcriptomic regulators regulating T cell activation, metabolic reprogramming, exhaustion and effector functions in anti-tumor immunity and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases.
- Pattern-recognition receptor (PRR) pathways mediating the function of innate immune cells (dendritic cells and macrophages) in the regulation of T cell differentiation, tumor microenvironment and inflammation.
Research projects will employ cutting-edge molecular techniques (such as single-cell profiling, bioID screening for signaling complexes, etc.) and innovative animal models (knockout/knockin mice, tumor immunotherapy and inflammatory disease models.)
Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree with a solid background in immunology and hand-on experience in immunology techniques, such as flow cytometry and mouse models of anti-tumor immunity or autoimmune diseases. Successful candidates will join a collegial and highly interactive team. The Sun lab has a long history of success in research and postdoctoral training.
Email curriculum vitae and names of three references to Dr. Shao-Cong Sun.
Ph.D. graduate students
Ph.D. graduate students will be accepted through the MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Innovative thesis research projects are available in the two areas described above. Interested students should contact Dr. Shao-Cong Sun.