POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS IN LUNG TRANSPLANTIMMUNOLOGYThe Krupnick lung transplantation laboratory has recently relocatedto the University of Maryland School of Medicine offers severalfully funded post-doctoral positions for individuals interested intransplantation to advance an NIH funded effort examiningmechanisms of lung transplant tolerance. It was the firstlaboratory to describe the mouse model of orthotopic vascularizedlung transplantation and has made seminal discoveries contributingto unique pathways of lung transplant tolerance. Successfulcandidates will join a dynamic research team that is at the cuttingedge of lung immunology that combines cellular, molecular as wellas imaging tools to discover pathways that regulate lung alloimmuneresponses. Persons with an interest in translational aspects ofresearch, including drug development for allograft tolerance, wouldbe well-suited to this position.A few selected publications include:Murine vascular endothelium activates and induces the generation ofallogeneic CD4+25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 2005Nov 15;175(10):6265-70.Orthotopic Mouse Lung Transplantation as Experimental Methodologyto Study Transplant and Tumor Biology. Nature Protocols. 2009;4(1):86-93Cutting edge: MHC class II expression by pulmonary nonhematopoieticcells plays a critical role in controlling local inflammatoryresponses. J Immunol. 2010 Oct 1;185(7):3809-13.Central memory CD8+ T lymphocytes mediate lung allograftacceptance. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar 3;124(3):1130-43.Eosinophils promote inducible NOS-mediated lung allograftacceptance. JCI Insight. 2017 Dec 21;2(24).Eosinophils Downregulate Lung Alloimmunity by Decreasing TCR SignalTransduction. JCI Insight. 2019 Jun 6;4(11).Applicants should submit their application, CV and two referencesor letters of reference to:Alexander (Sasha) Krupnick, MDProfessor, Thoracic Surgeryat email [email protected] of Maryland is committed to providing a diverseenvironment and encourages applications from underrepresentedminorities.Qualifications :Potential candidates must be self-motivated, have an MD, DVM and/orPhD degree, and an interest in dedicating at least three years tothis post-doctoral fellowship. Knowledge of common immunologictechniques, including but not limited to flow cytometry,immunohistochemistry, western blotting as well as basic molecularbiology, is a prerequisite. Prior publications in respectedpeer-reviewed immunologic journals is a requirement. The ability towork as part of a team is a critical for this position. Universityof Maryland School of Medicine, located in Baltimore, Maryland,USA, is one of the world leading research institutions and offers aunique and rich collaborative environment.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.