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16 Nov
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Dear All,
I am a PI at the Stanford University School of Medicine ( who's seeking a postdoctoral fellow to help develop novel models of urinary schistosomiasis, which, as many of you know, is a "doubly neglected" tropical disease, in part because of difficulties with existing models. Interested candidates may contact me at: Please feel free to share this announcement with others who may be potentially interested. Looking forward to working with everyone on collaborative projects in the near future.
Mike Hsieh


Dear All,
Has anyone played with the Hoechst 33258 dye as a viability indicator for Schistosoma eggs? Any thoughts about pros and cons of alternatives?

MatTodd's picture

Hi Mike. Never heard of this for schistosomes (but I'm no biologist). Isn't that a DNA dye? Is there any selective staining for other things? (BTW I'll be around Stanford Jan-July next year)

I would love to discuss these issues with you. I collaborate closely with the McKerrow group, including Conor Caffrey, at UCSF. Please "look me up" when you arrive on campus, my email is:

Saj's picture

 Hi Mike
Do you have a full description of the post? we have a large Schisto group here at LUMC  - I can put post the position on our bulletin boards.
cheers for now

Thanks for the offer. Below is the full job announcement:

A postdoctoral position is immediately available for the Hsieh Laboratory in the Stanford University School of Medicine. The Hsieh research group is studying how parasitic urinary tract infections, namely Schistosoma haematobium, leads to inflammation-mediated bladder fibrosis and cancer. The laboratory is part of a network of open research groups in the Department of Urology which share expertise and encourage scientific cross-pollination. The research group is also affiliated with the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection; Bio-X; and the Multidisciplinary Program in Immunology; university-wide programs which enhance scientific collaborations. Accordingly, the Hsieh laboratory has a number of active, independent research projects as well as a portfolio of inter-institutional collaborative research efforts in urinary schistosomiasis.

The ideal candidate will be capable of establishing independent research projects, possess excellent English communication skills, work well with scientific colleagues from diverse backgrounds, feature a strong publication record in microbiology and/or immunology, have experience with schistosomiasis models, and be a U.S. citizen with NIH or equivalent funding.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a c.v., cover letter outlining research interests, three references, and up to five article reprints. Applications should be submitted by email to the PI at: