LJI Immunology Training Program for Postdoctoral Fellows

Program Title: Training in Immunological Mechanisms
Grant Number: T32 AI125179
Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the NIH (NIAID)

La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI; offers a research training program for post-doctoral scientists in immunological mechanisms related to development and treatment of Autoimmune, Inflammatory, and Infectious Disease. The program involves 24 faculty members from LJI whose expertise is in immune cell function that relates to diseases such as diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma, atherosclerosis, atopic dermatitis, dengue, smallpox, cytomegalovirus, and tuberculosis.


• U.S. citizen,
or a non-citizen national,
or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.

• PhD, MD and MD/PhD scientists interested in basic and applied research of the immune system
• Commitment to pursue basic research training

How To Apply:
Positions are available immediately. Interested persons should submit a cover letter stating career goals, plus their curriculum vitae, and the names of at least 3 professional references. Applications should indicate the faculty mentors whose research is in line with the goals of the trainee. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Early application is recommended as we have a rolling review and admissions policy.

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Research Training Faculty (

Amnon Altman, PhD T cell activation and signal transduction
Ferhat Ay, PhD Gene regulation by epigenomics data analysis
Chris Benedict, PhD Virus control by TNF-related cytokines
Hilde Cheroutre, PhD T cell memory and mucosal immunity
Michael Croft, PhD TNF family cytokines, asthma and skin inflammation
Shane Crotty, PhD Humoral immunity, viruses, and vaccine design
Catherine “Lynn” Hedrick PhD Myeloid cells in atherosclerosis and diabetes
Patrick Hogan, PhD Protein-protein interactions, calcium signaling
Toshiaki Kawakami, MD, PhD Mast cell biology and signal transduction
Mitchell Kronenberg, PhD Invariant natural killer T cells and mucosal immunity
Klaus Ley, MD Atherosclerosis and neutrophil biology
Yun-Cai Liu, PhD T lymphocyte signaling and E3 ligases
Bjoern Peters, PhD T cell antigen processing, presentation, and recognition
Anjana Rao, PhD Gene expression in T lymphocytes and cancer
Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD Structural Studies of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Pathogenesis
Stephen Schoenberger, PhD Gene expression in T lymphocytes and cancer
Alessandro Sette, Dr. Biol. Sc. T cell epitopes in infectious diseases and allergies
Sonia Sharma, PhD DNA sensing and innate immunity
Sujan Shresta, PhD Immunology of dengue virus
Pandurangan Vijayanand, MD, PhD Epigenomics in asthma
Matthias von Herrath, MD Immunology of Type 1 Diabetes