Our team is working on innate immunity and on the mechanisms and control of immune activation in HIV infection. We are particularly interested in the role of subsets of regulatory T cells in the control of immune activation and T cell responses.
A research opportunity is available (early 2014) in our team to study the role of gd double negative regulatory T cells in the control of immune activation in patients at different stages of HIV infection. The purpose is to characterize the phenotype and cytokine production pattern of gd + DN Tregs in HIV-infected patients and to identify their ability to decrease immune activation and/or to suppress immune responses.
The research project is already funded by the ANRS.
The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree and an experience in immunology. An expertise in cellular culture and cytometry and a previous experience in the study of chronic viral infections in humans will be particularly appreciated.
Applicants are invited to submit their CV and reference letters to:
Pr Laurence WEISS
Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales
28 rue du Dr Roux
75724 Paris cedex 15