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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Molecular Microbiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Postdoctoral Position in microbial glycobiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
The Beverley laboratory studies glycan synthesis in the trypanosomatid protozoan parasite Leishmania. Our lab uses an interdisciplinary blend of genetic, molecular, biochemical, cell biological and immunological approaches to understand the key roles of glycans in parasite biology and infectivity. Ongoing projects include the global application of CRISPR/Cas9 technology to define the parasite glycome and its role(s) in parasite infectivity and host responses, and studies of an essential fucosyltransferase which unexpectedly acts within the parasite mitochondrion. We are especially interested in the characterization and role of the mitochondrial glycan(s). Our group and department are highly interactive and collaborative, and offer an outstanding academic environment for training and career development.
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