Positions for motivated graduate students interested in studying transplant immunology and autoimmune disease are available in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University. In general, the laboratory uses a combination of mouse models, cell culture and clinical studies to investigate the role of T cells in the pathogenesis of organ transplant rejection and vascular autoimmune diseases. Specific projects within this overarching theme include understanding 1) the mechanisms by which IL-6 influences immune responses that cause transplant rejection and the development of novel therapeutic approaches to target this cytokine and 2) the mechanisms by which disruption of the gut microbiota exacerbates immune responses that cause transplant rejection.
• Completion of a Bachelors degree in immunology, cell biology, physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related discipline
• Experience with animal handling and experimentation
• Experience with flow cytometry
• Experience with cell culture
• Good organizational and communication skills
• Ability to work independently
The position is available for enrolment as early as January 2020. Interested individuals should e-mail a cover letter, CV, copy of transcripts, and list of three references to:
Jonathan C. Choy, PhD
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr.
Canada V5A 1S6