Highly motivated, ambitious, driven, and talented postdoctoral fellows are sought to join the Diaz-Griffero Lab in New York, a research program that studies the role of cellular factors on viral replication to understand viral-host interactions. Our program has made important contributions to the mechanisms by which HIV-1 productively infect human primary T cells and non-dividing cells, and has recently developed several assays to capture cellular factors that contribute to productive infection using mass spectrometry. Lately, we have recently discovered that HIV-1 induces the formation of nuclear biomolecular condensates during infection. The goal of this position is to understand the role of condensates in HIV-1 replication and cellular transcription. Our interdisciplinary program has a robust set of global collaborations, which strengthen our scientific capabilities. The individual is expected to join a fast pace moving environment. Career development including attendance to conferences is strongly supported. The laboratory is located in the new Price Center Building, a recently constructed state-of-the-art biomedical research facility centrally located on the campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Funding is currently available for up to 3 years, with the possibility of further extensions.
This program aims to gain biochemical, cellular biological, and in vivo understanding of the mechanism by which host proteins assist viral replication. Requirements: a) Recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. b) Experience in molecular biology (cloning, shRNA, CRISPR/Cas9, real-time PCR, Western blot), cell biology (microscopy, immunofluorescence and tissue culture), and biochemistry (subcellular fractionation, immunoprecipitations) is desired. c) experience working with human primary T cells is desired.
Please send a CV, and names for up to three references by email to Felipe Diaz-Griffero ([email protected])
Selyutina, A., Persaud, M., Lee, K., KewalRamani, V., and Diaz-Griffero, F. (2020a). Nuclear Import of the HIV-1 Core Precedes Reverse Transcription and Uncoating. Cell Rep 32, 108201.
Selyutina, A., Persaud, M., Simons, L.M., Bulnes-Ramos, A., Buffone, C., et al. (2020b). Cyclophilin A Prevents HIV-1 Restriction in Lymphocytes by Blocking Human TRIM5alpha Binding to the Viral Core. Cell Rep 30, 3766-3777 e3766.
Yu, C.H., Bhattacharya, A., Persaud, M., Taylor, A.B., Wang, Z., Bulnes-Ramos, A., et al. (2021). Nucleic acid binding by SAMHD1 contributes to the antiretroviral activity and is enhanced by the GpsN modification. Nature communications 12, 731.
The Einstein base minimum salary for postdoctoral positions is $56,485. Salary is commensurated with experience. For a complete list of the postdoctoral salary ranges, please visit our website: https://www.einsteinmed.edu/research/belfer-institute/postdoctoral-policies/
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