Date Posted: Apr 16, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available in the Fukuda lab in the Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. We seek a highly motivated individual to investigate neural signaling networks that mediate obesity and metabolic disorders. Using multiple approaches including ex vivo organotypic brain slices, reporter mouse models and genetic, pharmacological and behavioral studies in mice, we are currently identifying novel neural mechanisms (signaling pathways and neural circuits) that control feeding behavior, body weight and whole body glucose and lipid metabolism. Ultimately, we aim to manipulate the neural pathway(s) to treat obesity and diabetes. Must have extensive research experience working with small animal models. The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to perform surgery, and quantitative analysis of metabolic, neural and behavioral data.
Required: Doctorate with background in biomedical science.
Required: Experience in small animal behavior and/or neurobiology. Record of publications in international, peer-reviewed standard journals.
Preferred: Experience in small animal surgery. Experience in mouse behavior.
Please see Kaneko et al Cell Reports 2016, Williams et al Cell Metabolism 2014 and Fukuda et al Cell Metabolism 2011. Also visit https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/makoto-fukuda-ph-d/b17c1393-ffed-11e2- be68-080027880ca6.
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