First year graduate students interested in rotating should email to set up an appointment.
If you are not yet a student here, but are interested in doing your graduate work in the Reese lab at UTSW, contact the Division of Biomedical Sciences for information on how to apply.
Post baccalaureate opportunity in Toxoplasma research
The Reese lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center has funding for a 2 year postbac position to join our team. Come get some hands-on experience studying
the molecular mechanism of signaling at the Toxoplasma-host pathogen interface. Whether you're interested in
biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, molecular genetics, or parasitology/microbiology, you'll be a great fit. Because of the diversity of our
interests, the Reese Lab recruits team members with a diverse set of backgrounds.
Applicants should undergrads planning to graduate in Spring, 2023 (or recently graduated).
If interested, please send a CV with cover letter and contact information for 2-3 references to
Postdoctoral opportunities in Toxoplasma signal transduction and structural biology (Winter, 2023)
The Reese lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center is recruiting two highly motivated postdocs to join our team studying the molecular mechanisms
of signaling at the Toxoplasma-host pathogen interface. We take an interdisciplinary approach and combine methods from molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemical and biophysics to
deeply interrogate Toxoplasma biology.
Current projects include:
Using single-particle cryo-EM and cellular cryo-ET to determine the atomic order structures of giant protein complexes critical
for the function and assembly of the Toxoplasma invasion machinery.
Combining cell biology with innovative cryo-ET and XL-MS methods to determine
structures of parasite complexes required for the biogenesis of the Toxoplasma parasitophorous vacuole.
Cellular and biophysical studies (cryo-ET, cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography) of signaling complexes essential
to parasite invasion of mammalian cells.
Structure-based drug discovery for inhibitors of kinases essential to the apicomplexan lytic cycle (that is,
the parasites that cause the human diseases toxoplasmosis, malaria, and cryptosporidiosis).
This would be a great opportunity for someone with graduate training in molecular cellular biology or genetics to learn to integrate
biophysics and biochemistry into their research. Those with strong biophysics training who would like to dive into work on an atypical
model organism with strong medical relevance are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should hold a recent Ph.D. (or be within a year of
receiving their Ph.D.). If interested, please send a CV with cover letter and contact information for 2-3 references to
Members of the Reese lab have full access to outstanding shared facilities as UT Southwestern, including high-field NMR, X-ray crystallography
(with regular synchotron access), and world-class cryo-EM. UT Southwestern is highly collaborative institution located in the heart of Dallas, TX.
Dallas is a diverse city that is fun and affordable, with great food and arts.
The Reese Lab is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the scientific community, and we actively recruit and mentor scientists of all backgrounds.
As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern’s employment decisions are made without consideration of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual-orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.