The Tietjen Laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU is seeking exceptional students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD) or master of science degree (MSc) in molecular virology. Our laboratory focuses on mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and antiviral discovery. We use cell biology, genetics, and drug discovery techniques to investigate the molecular properties of HIV latency and replication of other viruses including influenza and yellow fever. We also conduct screens of chemical compound libraries to identify and characterize new antiviral leads. Current studies include, but are not limited to, characterizing a new series of antiviral leads that target latent HIV reservoirs and initiating new drug discovery projects.
Applicants must have at least 3 semesters of advanced laboratory coursework in molecular/cell biology, immunology, or virology and at least 8 months of hands-on laboratory research experience beyond laboratory courses. Evidence of a strong academic record and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
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