Our research focus is on understanding how bacterial gene expression is regulated during stress and antibiotic usage using biochemical, biophysical and structural biology approaches. In particular we have a keen interest in understanding how the ribosome, or the macromolecular machine that produces all proteins in every living organism, is regulated.
We are always looking for bright, creative and hard working individuals that have a strong interest in structural biology and biochemical approaches to study the mechanism for how translation is regulated, altered or halted during different types of stress.
Please contact Dr. Dunham directly if you are interested in applying for a position. Information for different possible funding mechanisms are listed below.
Postdoctoral fellows should have a background in biochemistry, structural biology, microbiology or molecular biology.
Fellowships for Prospective Postdoctoral Scholars to Explore
- NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
- Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowships
- Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowships
- Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Fellowships
- American Cancer Society Fellowships
- Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellowships
- Human Frontier Science Program Fellowships
- American Heart Association Program Fellowships
- Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
- NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology
If Postdoctoral Fellows are interested in teaching, Emory has a NIH sponsored Fellowship in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) program. This three-year program combines research and undergraduate teaching.
Dr. Dunham is a member of the Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell, Developmental Biology (BCDB) and Molecular Systems Pharmacology (MSP) graduate programs at Emory. More information on applying is located on the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences website.
Fellowships for Prospective Graduate Students to Explore
- NIH – Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
- NIH – Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellows
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The Dunham lab has limited places for undergraduate researchers so a strong interest in biochemistry and/or structural biology is critical. Work-study students are greatly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, i.e. in their first or second year of undergraduate studies to maximize their research experience. Students are expected to work at least ten hours per week. If interested, please send a CV along with a statement of your general interest in science and the Dunham lab to Dr. Dunham.