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Yale University Postgraduate Research Position

Postgraduate Positions in Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation (Dr. Clara Abraham)

Investigator: Clara Abraham, MD
Mucosal Immunity and Intestinal Inflammation
Yale University, New Haven, CT

POSTGRADUATE POSITION for research on mucosal immunity, intestinal immune homeostasis/intestinal inflammation, and innate immunity in the laboratory of Clara Abraham at Yale University. 

Training: The laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms regulating innate immune responses, host pathogen interactions, and immunological pathways regulating mucosal immunity and inflammatory bowel disease. The current position will involve examination of molecular and biochemical mechanisms regulating innate cells and microbial responses, and in vivo intestinal and intestinal-pertinent immune responses. Studies incorporate approaches in both primary human immune cells and mouse model systems. We aim to better understand inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis and identify pathways that might serve as therapeutic targets for inflammatory bowel disease. 

Mentoring: The postgraduate researcher will work with members in the Abraham lab to gain experience in design, execution and analysis of experiments. Discussions for the conceptual framework for the scientific questions and review of relevant journal articles will be an ongoing component of the training. This position provides a hands-on experience in addressing mechanisms mediating immune-mediated diseases. 

Education: Minimum requirements: B.A./B.S. in the field of biological sciences, and have some experience in cellular and molecular immunology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. Candidates should be motivated, organized, responsible and enthusiastic.

Please send curriculum vitae, three names of reference and a short description of your work experience, research background and interests to Clara Abraham, M.D. (

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.