C12026—Microbiology

Contact:

Mentor:  Sunnie Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, BBRB 466/Box 21, 1530 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-2170, (205) 996-7101,sunnie@uab.edu


The postdoctoral candidate will study mechanisms of translational control in cancer.  Specifically the research will entail identifying cellular mRNAs that are translated by a cap-independent mechanism during metastasis of cancer cells.  mRNAs will be identified using deep sequencing and their role in tumorigenesis will be defined using standard methods.  This project will entail a mechanistic approach to understanding the role of internal ribosome entry sites in progression and metastasis of tumors.  Interested applicants should send their C.V. and 3 references to:  sunnie@UAB.edu

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