A postdoctoral position in systems neuroscience is available in the laboratory of Alex Kwan at Yale University School of Medicine. Research in the lab focuses on the mouse prefrontal cortex with emphases on how circuit mechanisms enable flexible decision-making, and how network dysfunction underlies cognitive deficits in mental illnesses. The successful candidate will use in vivo two-photon calcium imaging, slice electrophysiology, and optogenetic perturbation to study cortical circuits in head-fixed, behaving mice.
Recent publications from the lab:
- Siniscalchi MJ, Phoumthipphavong V, Ali F, Lozano M, and Kwan AC. Fast and slow transitions in frontal ensemble activity during flexible sensorimotor behavior. Nat. Neurosci., 19, 1234-1242 (2016).
- Barthas F, and Kwan AC. Secondary motor cortex: where ‘sensory’ meets ‘motor’ in the rodent frontal cortex. Trends. Neurosci.,40, 181-193 (2017).
- Phoumthipphavong V, Barthas F, Hassett S, and Kwan AC. Longitudinal effects of ketamine on dendritic architecture in vivo in the mouse medial frontal cortex. eNeuro, 3(2):0133-15.2016 (2016).
The qualified applicant will hold a PhD and should have at least one first-author publication. Research experiences in microscopy, electrophysiology, rodent behavior, or MATLAB are highly desired. Interested applicants should send a short research statement, a CV, and names of three references by email to Alex Kwan (email@example.com).