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The Sutterwala and Cassel Laboratory is a lab led jointly by Fayyaz Sutterwala, MD, PhD, director of the Infectious Diseases Division, and Suzanne Cassel, MD, associate professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care. The focus of studies in the Sutterwala and Cassel Lab is a family of cytosolic molecules called nucleotide-binding domain leucine-rich repeat containing receptors (NLRs) that are involved in the regulation of innate immune responses and cell death pathways. For more information, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/labs/sutterwala-cassel.html .
Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientists, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period, and may develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Designs and performs experiments and keeps appropriate experimental records and documentation; analyzes the results with the Principal Investigator.
Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.
DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Will evaluate the role of NLRs using in vivo mouse models of disease.
Will evaluate the mechanism involved in NLRP12 and NLRC4 activation utilizing techniques including, but not limited to, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, qPCR, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, and confocal microscopy.
Present data at weekly meetings and prepare data for publication.
Write drafts of manuscripts based on your own data that can be submitted for publication.
Write and submit independent grant applications for postdoctoral support or assist the PI in preparing grants for submission.
Will interact with, supervise, and direct junior graduate students and research assistants in their duties.
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