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Ph.D. Students

There are usually opportunities for new motivated students to join the group.  With diverse inter-disciplinary projects, past trainees have succeeded with a very wide variety of prior backgrounds majoring in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, mathematics, molecular biology or physics.  Of particular interest to students trained in physics, math, engineering or computer science is a new initiative in Quantitative Biosciences. Students in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB) are admitted through the PhD Program in Cellular & Molecular Biosciences or the MD/PhD training program and should contact me directly about specific opportunities.

Post-doctoral opportunities

Candidates with experience particularly in molecular virology, experimental or computational biophysics are encouraged to apply for opportunities to investigate: (a) virus-host interactions relevant to development of AAV gene therapy vectors; (b) protein dynamics; or (c) structural biology methods. Recent graduates who wish to add new skills in electron microscopy, NMR, crystallography or computational methods development are welcome to apply.

Laboratory Assistant:

A part-time position is available, assisting with cell culture, molecular biology, protein expression and purification. Candidates should be current science majors or B.S. graduates with some laboratory experience in biochemistry or molecular biology, and are motivated to learn.