K11014—Pathology

Mentor: Dr. Zdenek Hel, Assistant Professor, 845 19th Street South, BBRB 730, Birmingham, AL 35294-2170. Telephone: (205) 975-7079; E-mail: zhel@uab.edu.  


A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Zdenek Hel in the Department of Pathology. The laboratory focuses on various aspects of HIV-1 pathogenesis including dysregulation of antibody and cellular immune responses and testing of novel approaches of HIV-1 prevention using studies in humans and animal models. In addition, we focus on the design of novel approaches to cancer immunotherapy. We are looking for highly motivated individuals interested in viral and cancer immunology, HIV-1 pathogenesis, and prevention research. Experience in immunology and molecular biology is desirable. The University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks among the Top 16 Biomedical Research Institutions in the nation in funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The Department of Pathology has been ranked among the top ten in research funding from NIH.

To apply: Send a letter of intent describing research accomplishments and plans, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Zdenek Hel at zhel@uab.edu.  

Postdocs in UAB News

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  • UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Obesity shows seeing, hearing and smelling others’ eating foods can cause low birthweight in offspring among mice.While studies have shown that what a mother eats during pregnancy can affect her offspring, it could be that what she sees others eating can also affect her offspring. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health explores the influence it has in a...

UAB Research News

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  • Stylish but dangerous? UAB study looks at injuries caused by wearing high-heeled shoes.Americans love high-heeled shoes. One survey in 2003 reported that 62 percent of American women wore shoes with a 2-inch or greater heel on a regular basis. Those shoes are taking a toll. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The findings were published online May 12 in the Journal of Foot and...