Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in SALT LAKE CITY/USA

04 January 2016

Ph.D. Student in SALT LAKE CITY/USA

Job ID
9356
Place
SALT LAKE CITY/USA

Description

Ph.D student positions are currently available in the laboratory of Ayako Yamaguchi (http://bioweb.biology.utah.edu/yamaguchi/) in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah. Successful candidates will work on a project that investigates the cellular and synaptic mechanisms underlying rhythmic vocal production in the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. A unique feature of the Xenopus vocal system is that we can study the functional properties of the vocal pathways in vitro using a “singing brain in a dish” preparation that we previously developed. By applying a variety of experimental methods including electrophysiological, pharmacological, immunohistochemical, and more recently developed optogenetic techniques, we will strive to answer how neurons function together to generate male- and female-specific vocal rhythms in androgen-dependent manner. The position is funded through an NSF grant, and available starting June 2016. In addition to receiving a strong training in cellular and systems neuroscience, the collaborative nature of the research program together with the diverse faculty in the neuroscience community on campus provides an opportunity to pursue various directions of research including computational neuroscience, optical imaging, and molecular neuroscience. Please e-mail a CV and a list of references to Dr. Ayako Yamaguchi.

Job Information

Closing date:
2016-05-30
Employment start date:
2016-08-01
Contract length:
5 to 6 years
Institution:
University of Utah
Department:
Biology

Contact Information

Ayako Yamaguchi
257 South 1400 East, Rm 201

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