Postdoctoral Fellow – Influenza Virus

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research, is a world leader in infectious disease research and vaccine development for humans and animals. Located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, VIDO is home to one of the largest and most advanced containment level 3 facilities in the world.
To strengthen the preparedness for emerging infectious diseases we are currently expanding our infrastructure to include containment level 4 capacity, a GMP vaccine manufacturing facility, and a new animal housing facility. Our vision includes having the capacity to study any emerging disease in any animal model embracing a One Health approach to prevent emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals.

Position Summary:

Dr. Yan Zhou’s laboratory is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study innate immune responses to influenza virus infection. We combine the approaches in molecular biology, virology, cell biology, immunology, and animal model to study how the innate immune sensor RIG-I recognizes influenza virus infection and initiates
antiviral immune responses. We are also interested in how the virus utilizes different strategies to evade host antiviral responses. The goal is to identify the target for the development of therapeutics and vaccine for influenza virus infection.

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