Welcome to the Morgun and Shulzhenko Labs!

Although formally located in two colleges (Veterinary Medicine & Pharmacy), we are working as one group.

The central theme  of our research is host microbiota interactions in health and disease.

Post-doctoral position in host-microbiota interactions

A post-doctoral position is open to study interactions between the immune system, metabolism and gut microbiota in mouse models and human diseases. We apply novel systems biology approaches to address clinically relevant questions as exemplified by our recent papers (Nat Commun 2016 PMID: 27841267; Gut 2015 PMID: 25614621; Nat Commun 2013 PMID: 23651994; Nature Med 2011 PMID: 22101768). One of the projects focuses on glucose metabolism in mouse models of type 2 diabetes while another studies host-microbiota crosstalk in immunodeficient patients and mice. The projects will include next generation sequencing for microbiome and large scale gene expression analyses, gnotobiotic and genetically modified mice, as well as classical cellular and molecular immunology techniques. The postdoctoral fellow will plan and carry out mouse experiments, including those with gnotobiotic/germfree mice, will perform metabolic testing, use diverse molecular and cell biology techniques, perform data analyses, interpret results, draw conclusions, present results and write manuscripts.

The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Natalia Shulzhenko at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University (OSU), working in a close collaboration with Dr. Andrey Morgun lab at the College of Pharmacy, OSU in Corvallis, Oregon, USA:


OSU is located in Corvallis, a university town of 54,000 people situated in the USA Northwest between Portland and Eugene. Lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, ocean beaches, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 22,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

The required qualifications include: a Doctoral degree in Biology, Immunology, Microbiology or a related field earned within last three years, experience with animal models, molecular and cellular biology techniques, and ability to collaborate well.

To apply and for more information, please email to: natalia.shulzhenko@oregonstate.edu

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