Dr. Tankou’s lab is investigating the role of the gut microbiome in patients with multiple sclerosis and its mouse model called EAE.
The primary goal of our research is to identify gut derived bacteria that regulate immune function of astrocytes and microglia.
The second goal of our research is to elucidate mechanisms by which the gut microbiota regulates gut intestinal permeability and blood brain barrier permeability in EAE/MS.
The third goal of our research is to identify communities of gut derived bacteria that can be used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
We are looking for a postdoc fellow with a strong background in Neuroscience, mucosal immunology, neuroimmunology, mouse genetics and mouse handling. Individuals with expertise in RNA Sequencing, Astrocyte & Microglia biology, isolation of lamina propia, peripheral immune cells profiling, FACS analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should possess a Ph.D and/or MD degree.
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About Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
I'm an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and I have a secondary appointment to the Precision Immunology Institute and the Friedman Brain Institute at Mount Sinai.
The Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of the world’s premier institutions dedicated to advancing our understanding of brain and spinal cord disorders, and driving innovative approaches to new treatments and diagnostic tests through translational research.
The Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (PrIISM) is a new entity that encompasses and integrates disease-focused immunological research programs and cutting-edge technology centers. PrIISM is working to better understand the fundamental mechanisms used by immune cells to promote disease progression and response to treatment, developing and implementing novel technologies to better diagnose and guide treatment of disease, and generating new therapies to modulate the immune system in a broad spectrum of diseases, including cancer, inflammatory, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases.