Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in New Orleans/USA

13 August 2019

Post-doctoral position in New Orleans/USA

Job ID
24242
Place
New Orleans/USA

Description

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the lab of June Liu, Ph.D. in the School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans to study cerebellar regulation of emotional state. The research focuses on synaptic and neural circuit plasticity in brain slices and the role of plasticity in emotional learning and memory. We are particularly interested in an emotional learning-induced change in endocannabinoid signaling and synaptic transmission and its effect on the activity of a neuronal circuit and learning/memory (see J. Neurosci.31:501, 2011, 29:381, 2009; Nature Neurosci. 13:223, 2010; Cell Reports, 17:86, 2016; J Neurophysiol. 115:271, 2016). We use DREADD technology to test the involvement of neuronal circuits in behavior, and electrophysiology, optogenetics and molecular biology approaches to determine the mechanisms and functional consequences of neural plasticity. Additional information can be obtained from Dr. June Liu (sliu@lsuhsc.edu).

Required experience: PhD in Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Physical Science or related field of study

Preferred experience: The ideal candidate would have experience in electrophysiology, Ca2+ imaging or behavior analysis

Apply: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/Administration/hrm/CareerOpportunities/Home/Detail/3560

Job Information

Institution:
LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Department:
Cell Biology and Anatomy

Contact Information

Dr. June Liu
1901 Perdido Street
MEB, Room 6013
New Orleans LA 70112

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