Job description: The research is directed toward investigating the link between a bacterial infection ( Helicobacter pylori ) and stomach cancer. H. pylori is the only bacterial species that commonly causes cancer in humans, and it has been designated as a Class I carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Stomach cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. One of our main goals is to elucidate molecular mechanisms by which H. pylori infection can lead to stomach cancer. Another main goal is to understand why some H. pylori -infected individuals develop stomach cancer, whereas most others remain asymptomatic or derive health benefits. To investigate mechanisms by which H. pylori causes disease, our laboratory uses a wide variety of microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, and immunologic methods. See further information at https://my.vanderbilt.edu/coverlab/
1. Under moderate supervision, conduct experiments and evaluate experimental results.
a. Understand and follow experimental protocols involving growth of bacteria, protein purification, SDS-PAGE, mutagenesis, tissue culture, and use of animal models.
b. Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, serial dilutions, etc.
c. Maintain well-organized records; compile, interpret and communicate data/results.
d. Follow VUMC safety protocols
2. Prepare, operate and troubleshoot equipment in experimental procedures.
a. Read and follow all equipment manuals.
3. Ensure laboratory is prepared for experiments.
a. Maintain inventories
b. Maintain sterile conditions.
c. Prepare reagents.
d. Order supplies as needed.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of acceptable procedures and techniques.
a. Recognize problems and suggest solutions.
b. Assist in modifications as directed.
5. Provide appropriate written documentation of experiments.
a. Keep accurate laboratory notebook.
b. Summarize experimental results appropriately.
The Vanderbilt Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases is dedicated to enhancing prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through discovery and application of new knowledge that is seamlessly integrated with mentoring trainees to become the next generation of national leaders in the field. This mission is enhanced by our strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, social and intellectual diversity, commitment to life-long self-learning, and professionalism dedicated to teamwork and collegiality. The ID Division's mission emphasizes a global perspective, as well as maintaining excellence and compassion in every clinical encounter. Clinical and research program strengths include HIV medicine, mycobacterial infections, and infectious diseases in transplantation recipients. Epidemiology and patient oriented research initiatives are flourishing in drug and vaccine development (for HIV, tuberculosis, and other pathogens), hospital epidemiology, and emerging/re-emerging infections. The Division also is deeply committed to excellence in teaching of medical students, residents, our colleagues in practice and ID fellows.
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