Postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Wei Hu at Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Scholarship:  Fully-funded
Degree:   Ph.D. and/or M.D.
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

Dr. Wei Hu’s lab will be formally established in February 2023 and will be part of the Department of Immunology and the Institute for Biomolecular Design and Discovery at Yale University School of Medicine. We are looking for 1-2 postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. Wei Hu received her undergraduate degree from the School of Life Sciences, Peking University, and her PhD in immunology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in 2014 under the supervision of Professor Shandrashekhar Pasare (currently Director of the Center for Inflammation and Immune Tolerance Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital); and her postdoctoral fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York from 2014 to 2022. MSKCC) in New York from 2014 to 2022, under the supervision of Professor Alexander Rudensky, Chair of the Department of Immunology at MSKCC; and joined the Department of Immunology at Yale University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in early 2023.

He has published more than 10 papers as first author, co-first author and co-corresponding author in Science, Nature Immunology, Immunity, PNAS and other journals during his PhD and postdoctoral studies. He has received the Ray Owen Young Investigator Award, Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship, AAI Annual Meeting Trainee Abstract Award, Eliot Goldings Award, etc.

Available Subjects:

  • mechanisms of maintenance and self-renewal of regulatory T cells in the inflammatory environment.
  • the role of post-translational modifications of key transcription factors in the regulation of T-cell function.
  • the origin and physiological significance of peripheral regulatory T cells (pTreg).
  • development of novel antitumor drugs targeting regulatory T cells.
  • development and application of novel chemical biology-based tools for methodology and mouse genetics models.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. have obtained or will obtain a PhD in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or other related fields, with a background in immunology, functional genomics, chemical biology or mouse genetics preferred.
  2. a motivated work ethic and the ability to conduct independent research.
  3. good communication and coordination skills, good academic ethics and teamwork spirit.

Application Procedure:

  • Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 2-3 references to [email protected]. Please indicate Postdoc Application+Name as the subject of your email. All applicants will be screened based on the materials and interviews will be arranged on the basis of merit. Applicant information will be kept strictly confidential.