Position open for a Ph.D. student position in Virology

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Infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is now well-controlled with antiretroviral therapy in developed countries, rendering this infection essentially a chronic disease. While treated HIV-infected individuals are not dying of AIDS anymore, they are more susceptible to life-threatening complications that affect several organs. My research focuses on pulmonary complications of HIV and how viral proteins reprogram the normal biomolecular landscape in vascular cells leading to pulmonary vascular remodeling and pulmonary hypertension. Techniques learned in this field can certainly be applied to research in other vascular systems as well. We encourage highly motivated students to come onboard!

We are now looking for a talented, committed, hard-worker, self-driven and resourceful student interested in undertaking original, in-depth research project in the field of HIV-host interactions, with a particular focus on the crossroads between infection, innate immunity, and pulmonary vascular biology. This project is a collaborative effort between the Serra-Moreno’s laboratory at TTU and Dr. Sharilyn Almodovar’s lab at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

For additional information about the Serra-Moreno lab, please visit: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/biology/people/Faculty/Serra-Moreno/

For additional information about the Almodovar lab, please visit:



  • Hold a bachelor degree in biological sciences or related field

  • Currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in TTU

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in molecular biology and cell culture is preferred.

Please send applications to Dr. Almodovar at sharilyn.almodovar@ttuhsc.edu.  Please, include your CV, letter of motivation and the name of three references. Do not forget to mention that you saw this ad at CienciaPR!



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