Department of MBS

Phone: (512) 471-5105
Fax: (512) 471-1218

NHB 2.606, Stop A5000
100 East 24th St.
Austin TX 78712

The Department of Molecular Biosciences is currently recruiting faculy in the following areas:

  • Full Professor (Tenured) - closes October 1, 2017.  Applicants with successful research programs in any aspect of infectious disease or microbial sciences, including host-pathogen interactions, bacteriology, virology, immunology, mycology and parasitology, will be considered.  Interdisciplinary applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - closes November 1, 2017.  The Department is seeking an outstanding investigator who will build an active research program and will teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  This position offers excellent start-up funds, salary, and laboratory space in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment.

For more information or to apply for a faculty position within the department, please visit Interfolio.

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Welcome New Faculty!


Jason McLellan
Associate Professor

McLellan webMcLellan's research seeks to translate structural and mechanistic information on host-pathogen interactions into preventive and therapeutic treatments for infectious human diseases. McLellan earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center. Before joining the faculty at UT Austin, McLellan served as an assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He's received numerious recoginiton for his work, including the 2012 Norman P. Salzman Memorial award in Virology and the 2015-16 Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award.

Xiaolu Ang Cambronne
Assistant Professor


Cambronne's current research focuses on understanding how metabolites impact cellular signaling cascades and epigenetic regulation. Her approach is to develop fluorescent biosensors for tracking the subcellular availability of specific metabolites. Cambronne received her Hon.B.Sc in molecular genetics from the University of Toronto, followed by her Ph.D. from the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard University under the tutelage of Wade Harper. She then completed postdoctoral training with Richard Goodman in microRNA target identification and NAD+ biology at the Vollum Institute. Cambronne has been honored both at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels with individual Kirschstein National Service Research Awards and Albert J Ryan and Samuel Lunenfeld Fellowships. In 2013, she was named the Oregon Health & Science University New Inventor of the Year for her development and commercialization of the RISC-trap/miR-trap assay to empirically identify targets for specific microRNAs in cells.

Daniel Dickinson
Assistant Professor


Dickinson's research examines the molecular mechanisms of cell polarization, which is a basic property of animal cells that is often disrupted in human diseases, especially cancer. He uses a unique, interdisciplinary approach that combines single-molecule microscopy, targeted genome editing, biochemistry and fluorescence imaging of living cells. Dickinson obtained his B.S. in biochemistry from Iowa State University in 2005, then spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in Switzerland before earning his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 2011. Prior to joining UT Austin, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.