PhD fellowship in Immunology and Epigenetics
Expiry date: —
The Giovanni Armenise-Harvard laboratory of Immune Regulation (https://www.iigm.it/unita/immunoregolazione/), at the Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM), in Candiolo (TO), Italy, is seeking for a highly motivated PhD student candidate in Immunology and epigenetics in the context of cancer.
The lab addresses fundamental aspects of T lymphocytes responses, related to memory T cell differentiation and long-term protective immunity. Our research aims to understand how T lymphocytes integrate complex environmental stimuli and translate these signals into specific epigenetic and differentiation programs, which specify their cell fate commitment and function. The research’s goal is to use this knowledge to develop novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer, in the new and promising field of cancer vaccination and immunotherapy.
We are a dynamic and young multidisciplinary team, we combine a variety of approaches, including genetic and genomic techniques, including high throughput cell-based assays, next generation sequencing of RNA and epigenetics marks, and translational models. We are a dynamic and multidisciplinary group with extensive national and international collaborations.
References: Brasu N., Nature Immunology 2022, D’Alise M., science Translat. Med. 2022, Montacchiesi G., Immunol Rev. 2023; Pace L, Science 2018, Pace L, et al. Science 2012.
Qualifications and requirements
• Basic knowledge in immunology, molecular biology, epigenetics is considered an advantage
• Good communication skills and self-motivation
• Fluent in spoken and written English
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter (in English) describing research experience, interests, motivation, CV and contact information of two references to: