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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

Postdoctoral fellows should have a background in biochemistry, structural biology, microbiology or molecular biology. We encourage prospective Postdoctoral Fellows to apply for their own funding with some schemes listed below.

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.

Graduate Students

Undergraduate students

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.

Previous undergraduates in the Dunham laboratory have been members of Emory’s SIRE and SURE programs as well as received credit towards an Emory biology major.