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GRA Position in Comparative and Experimental Medicine

Mohamed Abouelkhair, director of the Immunology/Virology/Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories, is looking for a graduate student to join his lab and work on cancer immunology and tumor microenvironments. The graduate assistant will focus on engineering the immune system for cancer therapy. The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a closely related field, with some experience in research and strong skills in English written and oral communication. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a DVM or equivalent degree; preference is given to graduates of AVMA-accredited colleges of veterinary medicine.


Projects will require the development of expertise in:

  • cell and tissue culture,
  • next-generation sequencing,
  • short and long-read single-cell sequencing,
  • RNA scope,
  • flow cytometry,
  • histopathology,
  • a variety of analytical techniques,
  • statistical data and bioinformatics analysis.

The applicant must be successfully admitted to and fulfill all degree requirements of the Comparative and Experimental Medicine graduate program, conduct research in vitro and in vivo, and ensure IACUC compliance, generate progress reports, and write manuscripts based on the study results.

Application Process

To apply for this position, send a CV, transcripts and cover letter to Mohamed Abouelkhair, PhD ( by May 1, 2023.

This position will begin in fall 2023.