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Our lab welcomes your questions and comments. For general feedback and inquries, please contact us for more information via our office information below.

General Lab Information:

Laimonis A. Laimins, PhD
Department of Microbiology-Immunology
Northwestern University
303 E. Chicago Ave., Morton 6-681
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312-503-0648
Fax: 312-503-1339

Join Our Lab

Postdoctoral Position Available

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in the Laimins Lab to study the life cycle of high-risk human papillomaviruses, which are the causative agents of most anogenital and many oral cancers. HPVs link their life cycles to epithelial differentiation and our work has identified many important mechanisms regulating viral pathogenesis. Our lab was the first to use tissue culture methods to grow infectious high-risk HPV virions and to study the differentiation-dependent life cycle of high-risk HPVs. Recent work has demonstrated that HPVs activate the ATM and ATR DNA damage repair pathways and that this is critical for viral replication during the HPV life cycle. Ongoing projects will look at the roles of the innate immune pathways in regulating HPV pathogenesis as well as single cell analyses looking at factors regulating amplification. Additional projects examine changes in gene expression and epigenetic modifications associated with cancer progression using patient samples. The goal is to identify novel prognostic indicators associated with progression. 

Interested individuals, please submit your CV, cover letter and three references to Laimonis Laimins