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Apolipoprotein Pathways in Asthma Pathobiology and Treatment

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

Asthma affects approximately 8% of the U.S. population with significant associated morbidity and mortality.  Despite recent advances, there is an ongoing need to develop new treatments for severe asthmatics who do not respond to current therapies (Please see this video to learn more how asthma affects patients who are participating in clinical asthma research at NIH:  To address this clinical problem, the Laboratory of Asthma and Lung Inflammation has established novel roles for apolipoproteins and lipoprotein receptors in modifying airway inflammation, airway remodeling, and airway hyperreactivity in asthma.  Furthermore, by defining new mechanisms that modify asthma pathobiology, our laboratory has identified novel treatment approaches that are currently being advanced to clinical trials so that we can begin to assess their safety and effectiveness for asthma.   

A NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Laboratory of Asthma and Lung Inflammation, Pulmonary Branch, NHLBI, under the supervision of Dr. Stewart Levine.  (Please visit our laboratory website to learn more about our research program:  The successful candidate will conduct translational research aimed at defining novel molecular mechanisms by which apolipoprotein pathways modify airway inflammation in human asthma.  This postdoctoral fellowship position will provide excellent training opportunities in inflammation, immunology, biochemistry, as well as cell and molecular biology.  In addition to the resources available within the Laboratory of Asthma and Lung Inflammation, postdoctoral fellows can also utilize the multiple core facilities within the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research that offer access to state-of-the-art analytical methods and equipment, as well as collaborations within the supportive NIH research community. 


Applicants should have an interest in translational research related to airway inflammation and asthma.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree (or equivalent degree or will be receiving their degree in the near future).

To Apply:

Interested individuals should send their CV, a cover letter describing career plans and research interests, and the names and contact information for three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation to:  

Dr. Stewart J. Levine
Chief, Laboratory of Asthma and Lung Inflammation
Pulmonary Branch, NHLBI
Building 10, Room 6D03, MSC 1590
Bethesda, Maryland, 20892-1590

Application Deadline Date:  Applications will be reviewed until the search process has been completed. 


This post will be available until September 25, 2020 or until filled.

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