Szabo Lab

BIDMC
Explore the Role of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) and Their Noncoding RNA Cargo in Cellular Programming

Using novel technologies, the student will test EVs and characterize their cargo in vitro and in vivo in mouse models and human metabolic liver diseases. The functional role of the EV/noncoding RNA content will be further evaluated in inter-cellular communication between liver parenchymal cells and immune cells to unravel novel regulatory circuits in liver injury.

Innate Immune Regulation Steatohepatitis

The student will evaluate the combined effects of obesity/metabolic syndrome and excess alcohol consumption on innate immune cell interactions and activation pathways with particular focus on inflammasome activation and interferon regulatory factor-3 (IRF3) regulation.

Alcohol Abuse and Neuroinflammation

The student will explore the role of the cGAS-STING-IRF3-IFN-I signaling pathway in alcohol-related neuroinflammation and its contribution on brain function with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease.



** Highly motivated students are encouraged to apply by sending their CV to Dr. Szabo at gszabo1@bidmc.harvard.edu **

Residents/Clinical Fellows








** Highly motivated residents/clinical fellows that are interested in research are encouraged to
send their CV to Dr. Szabo at gszabo1@bidmc.harvard.edu **

MicroRNAs and Exosomes in Liver Disease
  • Start: 8/1/2022
  • Expiration: 7/31/2024
  • Description: The postdoctoral fellow’s research will focus on specific microRNAs in regulation of liver fibrosis with focus on hepatic stellate cell and myofibroblast interactions with inflammation.
  • Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with extensive training in cellular and/or molecular biology and fibrosis research with a proven academic publication track record. Experience in microRNA research is highly desirable.
    • Required qualifications:
      • PhD and/or MD degree in relevant disciplines within the last 2 years
      • Excellent organization and communication skills
      • Strong analytical skills
      • Ability to work within a collaborative environment
  • How to Apply: send a CV and cover letter to gszabo1@bidmc.harvard.edu with subject line Postdoctoral Candidate –microRNAs
Cellular and Molecular Biomarkers in Liver Disease
  • Start: 8/1/2022
  • Expiration: 7/31/2024
  • Description:  The postdoctoral fellow will perform extensive biomarker analysis (peripheral immune cell phenotyping and plasma RNA extraction) and analyze the biological data in relation to detailed clinical data sets to explore new biomarkers and prediction models in liver diseases. 
  • Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with extensive  training in biostatistics, analysis of large data sets and/or machine learning/AI approaches.  The successful candidate will have a background in cellular and/or molecular biology and a proven academic publication track record.
    • Required qualifications:
      • PhD and/or MD degree in relevant disciplines within the last 2 years
      • Excellent organization and communication skills
      • Strong analytical skills
      • Ability to work within a collaborative environment
  • How to Apply: send a CV and cover letter to gszabo1@bidmc.harvard.edu with subject line Postdoctoral Candidate – Biomarkers in Liver Disease