A full time postdoctoral research position is available at Columbia University Medical Center/College of Dental Medicine and Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Dr. Momen-Heravi's Laboratory to study elements of innate immunity, tumor microenvironment, tumor biology in head and neck and lung cancer as well as its connections with physiologically relevant inflammation in chronic diseases. The research will investigate the molecular basis for the function of non-coding RNAs, including miRNAs, and exosomes in the regulation of the immune response in inflammation-related diseases and cancer progression. The studies will also involve understanding of host response in pathogenesis of periodontal disease and cancer. Studies will use complementary methods, including human cell culture, cloning, flow cytometry, protein assays, RNAseq, RNAi, single-cell analysis and mouse models.
Opportunities for learning and mentoring to develop those skills will be provided. The candidate can expect individualized mentorship based on their personal career goal and will have the opportunity to explore new techniques and concepts.
Columbia University Medical Center is located in uptown Manhattan and provides a world-class scientific environment for biomedical and research training. Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Dental Medicine have a multidisciplinary research environment.
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