Severe injury causes inflammation and excessive activation of leukocytes
(e.g., neutrophils), damaging host tissues. This process leads to multiple
organ failure, a leading cause of death in trauma patients.
In those patients who survive this inflammatory process, a subsequent
down-regulation of cellular immune function impairs the host's immune
defense against invading microorganisms. Consequently, many patients
develop infections and sepsis, which are other major causes of death in
We study the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in these
inflammatory and immunosuppressive responses with the ultimate goal to
develop strategies to prevent post-traumatic complications.
Post-doctoral positions are immediately available in the Harvard Trauma
Inflammation Training Program. Successful candidates must have a PhD in
immunology or other biomedical sciences, or an MD or equivalent.
Please submit via email a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Dr. Wolfgang Junger.
Our research laboratory is located on the 8th floor of the
Dana Building at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in the Longwood Medical Area:
Shuttles and bus connections, as well as the MBTA Green Line (D and E
branches) are within a short walking distance from our laboratory.