Postdoctoral or visiting scholar positions are available in the Zhang Lab (https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/zhang-alec/), in the Department of Physiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, to study cancer and immune checkpoint biology.
We have several exciting projects focusing on ligand/receptor interactions and functions of LILRBs and other immune surface proteins in tumor microenvironment, and are translating our findings into clinical applications. Previous trainees in this lab were successful in securing positions in academia and pharmaceutical industries.
Dr. Alec Zhang, Morton H. Sanger Professorship in Oncology and Michael L. Rosenberg Scholar for Biomedical Research at UT Southwestern, earned his B.S. from University of Science and Technology of China and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
After postdoctoral training at MIT, he established his lab at UT Southwestern in 2007. He is studying immune surface molecules and developing novel therapies for cancer treatment. He published >109 peer-reviewed articles, and was a recipient of several awards, including American Society of Hematology Junior Faculty Scholar Award, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award, and Royan International Research Award. Several antibodies targeting novel checkpoint proteins developed by the team are in pipeline for therapeutic development.
Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with a strong background in molecular & cell biology, protein-protein interaction, and/or genomics with an interest in translational research.
A track record of productivity and publications in well-established journals is essential.
Interested individuals please send curriculum vitae and contact information for three references by email to: Alec.Zhang@UTSouthwestern.edu, Chengcheng (Alec) Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center.