Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia
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Work in our laboratory centers on the metabolic programs that contribute to neutrophil biology in health and disease. Neutrophils rely primarily on glycolysis for energy production but it is increasingly recognized that mitochondrial metabolic programs contribute to many neutrophil effector functions. We are currently focused on mitochondrial beta-oxidation of long chain fatty acids, as this metabolic program is essential for optimal neutrophil chemotaxis and trafficking to the site of infection in a mouse model of bacterial pneumonia. While current work centers on ex vivo analyses of human neutrophils, mouse neutrophils, and mouse models of bacterial pneumonia and lung injury, we plan to begin studies of mitochondrial metabolism in neutrophils isolated from persons with pneumonia, sepsis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
I am a physician-scientist with a clinical focus in critical care medicine and a scientific focus in host-pathogen interactions and neutrophilic responses in the lung. Our lab is funded by an NIH R01 award and from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 100380
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Medicine: Pulmonary
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable
Job Category Laboratory
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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