An NIH/NIAID funded position is available to study SARS-CoV-2 and seasonal influenza A virus (IAV) infection of primary differentiated human nasal epithelial cell (hNEC) cultures. Both SARS-CoV-2 and IAV infect the upper and lower respiratory tract and their replication can be influenced by physiological ranges in temperature (33C to 37C). This project will study both viral and cellular factors that mediate changes in replication rates and epithelial cell responses to infection. The project will also involve work on viruses that escape neutralizing antibody inhibition and the effects of those mutations on virus fitness.
Candidates with a strong background in virology, molecular biology, cell biology and/or biochemistry should send a cover letter CV and the names/email addresses of three references to:
Andrew Pekosz, Ph.D. W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health 615 North Wolfe Street, rm W2116 Baltimore, MD 21205-2103 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org