The Huffington Center on Aging at the Baylor College of Medicine is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate with backgrounds in retina research and neuroscience to work in our laboratory.
The laboratory is NIH-funded with stable funding support. We seek to understand synaptic development, maintenance and translational applications in neural diseases. We discover molecules that control neural identity and synaptic partner choice and to understand how disruptions these choices may contribute the processes of aging and disease. We have uncovered several pathways involved in this process, including those in energy homeostasis and microglia regulation. Ongoing projects are aimed at deciphering these mechanisms and understanding their impact on neural wiring and function.
Postdoc Associate in the lab will employ molecular, genetic, and systems neuroscience tools to uncover novel genes and their role in circuit formation and maintenance. Approaches to solving these problems include molecular biology, mouse genetics, biochemistry, high- resolution microscopy, FACS, electrophysiology, computational analyses and high throughput screening.
Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
Evaluates and analyzes data.
May establish new research protocols and procedures.
Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
May be responsible for laboratory operations.
May supervise research staff.
Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
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