Date Posted
29 Jul 2024

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PhD Various
Ohio University

Ph.D. in bacterial pathogenesis

29 Jul 2024

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Position Description

Ohio University is expanding its research in the area of Bacterial Pathogenesis and is seeking highly motivated students to conduct research in three Bacterial Pathogenesis labs. Ph.D positions are available to start immediately and/or starting in August 2016. The three research labs currently recruiting students are as follows:

1. Ronan Carroll Ph.D. – Research area: Staphylococcus aureus
Research in my laboratory is focused on exploring the mechanisms that allow Staphylococcus aureus to cause disease in humans. I am interested in studying regulation of gene expression in response to the host environment, in particular by novel regulatory RNAs.

2. Erin Murphy Ph.D. – Research area: Shigella spp
Studies in my laboratory aim to identify regulatory RNA molecules in Shigella species and to characterize the role that these molecules play in controlling virulence of these bacterial pathogens. Of current focus are trans-encoded small RNA molecules and cis-encoded RNA thermometers.

3. Nathan Weyand Ph.D. – Research area: Neisseria gonorrhoeae
My lab is working to understand how Neisseria gonorrhoeae avoids immune defenses by manipulating the infected host cell. I am also developing animal models of Neisseria-host interactions to better understand asymptomatic carriage and the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

How to Apply

For further information, including project details, the application process, start date(s), and graduate program at Ohio University, please contact Dr. Carroll, Dr. Murphy or Dr. Weyand via email.

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Various.