|Advertising Ends on:||Extended Until Position is Filled|
|Advertising Started on:||Wednesday, December 7th, 2016|
|College:||Carver College of Medicine|
|Salary:||$43,692.00 - $47,476.00|
|Full/Part Time Status:||Full Time|
We are currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research scholar with prior experience in optogenetics, electrophysiology, and molecular neuroscience to join the laboratory of Brian J. Dlouhy, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Dr. John Wemmie, MD PhD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa.
The Dlouhy Laboratory aims to investigate how breathing loss occurs during sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Our recent paper in the Journal of Neuroscience suggested that breathing is inhibited when seizures spread to the amygdala and upon amygdala stimulation. We are now exploring the cortical-brainstem circuitry to better understand how the cortex inhibits breathing during seizures, which could lead to treatments for preventing SUDEP.
The successful candidate is expected to use optogenetics, plethysmography, and electrophysiology to better understand the circuitry between the amygdala (and other cortical regions) and the brainstem – the key circuitry which leads to inhibition of breathing during seizures and SUDEP.
Successful candidates will become part of a highly successful and collaborative team of junior and senior investigators in state of the art, interconnected laboratory space. Within the group, there is a strong commitment to mentorship and an excellent track record of success for both academic oriented individuals.
Candidates with a doctoral degree in neuroscience, molecular physiology, or closely related fields will be considered.
Prior experience in electrophysiology is required. The candidates need to be highly motivated, excellent in academic writing, and able to work well in a collaborative environment.
Experience with transgenic mouse models, optogenetics, and excellent communication skills are desired.
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