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Postdoctoral Fellow - Neuroscience, immunology, cell biology

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

About the position

A post-doctoral position in neuroscience is available in the lab of Dr. Chuan Wu, Experimental Immunology Branch, CCR, NCI in Bethesda, MD. The laboratory's research interest focuses on how neuron-immune interactions regulate mucosal sensation for barrier integrity in health and disease. We seek to study how immune signaling participates in gut sensation and regulates gut-brain axis. We are also exploring new therapeutic approaches for patients with intestinal inflammation and related extraintestinal manifestations. We are utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to elucidate the crosstalk between the nervous system, microbial pathogens, and the immune system. Main areas we are investigating include:

  • Reciprocal regulations between the host and gut microbiota.
  • Neuro-immune crosstalk for the mucosal homeostasis in lungs and gastrointestinal tract.
  • Identification of novel targets in the intestinal epithelium for IBD treatment.

More information on projects in the Wu lab can be found here:

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What you'll need to apply

Submit application to:

Contact name

Dr. Chuan Wu

Contact email


Ph.D. or equivalent

Additional Information

Training Position (Starting stipend: $65,100, bonuses may apply), US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

The NIH is an equal opportunity employer, and applicants from all backgrounds, including minorities and women, are strongly encouraged to apply.