Research Opportunities in the T32 Training Program

Dr. Bhattacharya is the director of an NIH-funded T32 training program. The goal of this program is to train a new generation of postdoctoral MD and PhD scientists to become future leaders in the basic and translational investigation of major lung diseases. The emphasis is on lung biology with incorporation of molecular biology, genetics, epigenetics and molecular imaging. The spectrum of lung disease includes asthma, COPD, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, sleep, acute lung injury, pediatric pulmonary disease, and immunologic pulmonary disease.  The training program provides world-class mentorship in the sciences, training in competitive grant writing, and is committed to an educational environment designed to provide trainees with the necessary skills to become successful independent investigators. 

Interested persons may contact our Research Administrator, Rashmi Patel at:

Research Opportunities in the Bhattacharya Lab:

  • Postdoctoral opportunities are available for training in live imaging methods to study:
  • Cell calcium dependent immune responses in alveolar macrophages and alveolar type 1 and type 2 cells
  • The role of alveolar mitochondria in lung immunity
  • Mechanisms of endothelial pore formation by blood-borne bacteria
  • Cell therapy against lung injury