We are looking for strong postdoctoral fellows to join our group!
If you are interested in a post-doc position in the DeCaprio lab, please send an email to James_DeCaprio at dfci.harvard.edu with a cover letter describing your past research, your future goals, and why you would like to join the DeCaprio Lab. Please include your CV and contact information for 3 references who can speak on your scientific achievements. Strong training in the following areas are a plus: cancer biology, virology, molecular biology. We are looking for postdocs who have published in high quality international journals, and are motivated to acquire fellowships to support your work at Harvard & DFCI.
4.25.22 Congratulations to Dr. Varsha Ananthapadmanabhan for winning best poster presentation at the the 2nd International Symposium on Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Seattle, WA!
4.22.22 Congratulations to Dr. Jason Nomburg for successfully defending his dissertation research and for his new position as a Research Fellow in Jennifer Doudna’s Lab at UC Berkeley!
4.6.22 Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Gartin for successfully defending her dissertation research!
1.3.22 Congratulations to Dr. Tim Branigan for his new position as Research Fellow in the Shapiro Lab at DFCI!
8.27.21 Julia Schnabel starts as a new Graduate student in the DeCaprio Lab. Welcome Julia!
2021 Congratulations to Dr. Jingwei Cheng for his new position as Assistant Professor in the Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences department at University of New Hampshire!
5.12.21 Jason Nomburg and Tom Frost present 4th year Virology Talks
4.28.21 New paper! Camille Cushman in PLOS Pathogens “ATRX limits the accessibility of histone H3-occupied HSV genomes during lytic infection”
4.6.21 Camille Cushman gives talk "Mechanism of Merkel cell polyomavirus small tumor antigen-mediated gene activation" at the National Graduate Student Symposium at St. Jude
3.2.21 New paper! Timothy Branigan in Cell Reports “MMB-FOXM1-driven premature mitosis is required for CHK1 inhibitor sensitivity”
12.7.20 Jason Nomburg gives talk of his work on the “Pervasive generation of non-canonical subgenomic RNAs by SARS-CoV-2” at the COVID-19 Genomics Research Network (CGRN)
11.16.20 New review! Dr. DeCaprio in Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease “Molecular Pathogenesis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma”
11.9.20 New paper! Jason Nomburg in Genome Medicine "Pervasive generation of non-canonical subgenomic RNAs by SARS-CoV-2"
11.5.20 Dr. DeCaprio gives talk "The contribution of Merkel cell polyomavirus to Merkel cell carcinoma" at the Roswell Park 20-21 Cancer Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series
9.23.20 Jason Nomburg gives talk "Pervasive generation of non-canonical subgenomic RNAs by SARS-CoV-2" at Riboclub Forum
9.17.20 Ashley Gartin gives talk "EZH2 inhibition is a novel therapeutic approach for polyomavirus-driven Merkel cell carcinoma" at the 2020 Virtual Virology Retreat, Harvard Virology
9.16.20 Jason Nomburg presents poster and gives flash talk "Pervasive generation of non-canonical subgenomic RNAs by SARS-CoV-2" at Genome Informatics Meeting
7.29.20 Mona Ahmed and Hembly Rivas present 4th year Virology Talks
7.8.20 Camille Cushman and Ashley Gartin present 4th Year Virology Talks
7.6.20 Dr. Varsha Ananthapadmanabhan starts as a new Research Fellow in the DeCaprio Lab. Welcome Varsha!
7.6.20 Ariel de Botton starts as Executive Support Specialist. Welcome Ariel!
6.2.20 Dr. DeCaprio gives a talk on "The contribution of Merkel cell polyomavirus to Merkel cell carcinoma" in the DF/HCC Connect:Science seminar series
4.13.20 New paper! Esther Park in Nature Cell Biology “Merkel cell polyomavirus activates LSD1-mediated blockade of non-canonical BAF to regulate transformation and tumorigenesis”
4.1.20 Dr. DeCaprio appointed to Chief, Division of Molecular & Cellular Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology
3.18.20 New paper! Gabe Starrett in Genome Medicine "Clinical and molecular characterization of virus-positive and virus-negative Merkel cell carcinoma"
3.1.20 Dr. DeCaprio and Dr. Jackie Lees (Koch Institute, MIT) receive a 2-year Bridge Project award from the Koch Institute-DF/HCC
10.21.19 Camille Cushman gives oral presentation at 1st International Merkel cell carcinoma Symposium in Tampa FL
9.13.19 Dr. Jingwei Cheng receives 5 year NCI Research Specialist Award (R50)
8.1.19 Dr. DeCaprio receives 7 year NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35)
6.19.19 DeCaprio lab graduates 3 Virology PhDs! Congratulations to Roxana Tarnita, Donglim Esther Park, and Amy Schade!