The laboratory of Dr. Shannon Kenney at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accepting applications for two different post-doctoral fellowship positions in the area of virally-induced human malignancy. One position (funded by a NIH Program Project research award) will involve investigating how Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) contributes to human epithelial cell cancers (nasopharyngeal carcinoma and gastric cancer) and determining the effects of normal epithelial cell differentiation on the EBV life cycle. The second position (funded by 3 NIH R01 grants) will focus on investigating how EBV contributes to human lymphomas (using a novel humanized mouse model) and examining the roles of specific viral latency proteins in lymphomas. Both positions will use state of the art models to study virally induced cancers (including single cell RNA seq and gene editing) to examine the roles of various viral and cellular genes in causing EBV-positive cancers.
This work will be done collaboratively with several other EBV labs at the University of Wisconsin and offers the chance for successful applicants to participate in our joint lab meetings and be mentored by multiple different PIs studying EBV.