Postdoctoral Fellow - immunology, developmental biology

Staff Name: 
Yousuke Takahama, Ph.D.
Experimental Immunology Branch
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immunology, developmental biology, molecular biology

Position Description: 

The Thymus Biology Section in the Experimental Immunology Branch, CCR, NCI, NIH, focuses on the mechanisms of how the thymic microenvironments contribute to the development of functionally potent and self-tolerant T cells. We are particularly interested in studying how the diversity in thymic epithelial cells develops, how thymic epithelial cell subpopulations contribute to functional-tuning and self-tolerance in T cells, and how the thymic microenvironments sequentially guide the position of developing T cells to optimize their development and selection. Unveiling the thymic machinery in these processes will aid future therapies.

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We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic scientist with a recent Ph.D. or M.D. Must have experience in immunology, developmental biology, and molecular biology.

Additional Information: 

Our recent contributions include: Murata et al. Nat Immunol. 2018; Sakata et al. J Immunol. 2018; Kozai et al. J Exp Med. 2017; Ohigashi et al. JCI Insight. 2017; Uddin et al. Nat Commun. 2017; Takahama et al. Nat Rev Immunol. 2017; Ohigashi et al. Cell Rep. 2015; Takada et al. Nat Immunol. 2015; and Sasaki et al. Nat Commun. 2015.

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To apply, please send CV and letters of reference to Yousuke Takahama at

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