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About the Department:
Our research group investigates microchimerism, the harboring of small amounts of genetically disparate cells and/or DNA. The current position is for a PhD scientist with knowledge of human neuroscience. Microchimerism that persists for decades occurs as the result of maternal-fetal exchange during pregnancy and experimental models indicate also reaches the brain. We have a funded post-doctoral position for 1 year, with grants under review for continued support. We are a small interdisciplinary team that has previously studied microchimerism in autoimmune diseases, cancer, in transplantation and during pregnancy (PLoS One 3(3):1706-10, 2008; Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104:1637-1642, 2007; Lancet 351:559-562, 1998). Studies are human-based and the research group has expertise in immunogenetics, immunology. For more information see http:/www.fhcrc.org/labs/nelson.