The Kiraly Lab at Mount Sinai is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to perform research examining the effects of neuroimmune interactions and the gut microbiome in animal models of psychiatric illness (addiction, depression, autism spectrum disorder).
Our studies utilize of innovative and novel technical approaches assessing how immune dysregulation affects behavioral and neuronal plasticity. This position will involve utilizing translationally-relevant animal models of behavior, performing extensive molecular biological and biochemical analyses (including RNA sequencing and proteomic analyses), and performing in depth mechanistic studies utilizing targeted manipulations of gene function.
The successful candidate will join a growing research team performing cutting edge research examining the underlying causes of psychiatric illness with a goal of discoveries with high potential for translation to clinical populations.
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We are looking for a highly-motivated individual with a PhD or MD with background in Neuroscience, Cellular or Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or any related fields. Applicants with experience in animal behavior (especially drug self-administration), molecular biology or molecular imaging techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.
Drew Kiraly, MD, PhD is the principal investigator of the laboratory and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Drew received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He performed his doctoral thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Betty Eipper studying dendritic spine dynamics, behavioral respon...se to drugs of abuse, and cell-surface receptor trafficking in relation to the post-synaptic Rho-GEF Kalirin-7. From this work, Drew published numerous manuscripts, and was awarded a prestigious F30 NRSA Fellowship from NIDA to support his research efforts. During his clinical clerkships Drew received the Bloomberg Award for medical student excellence in psychiatry.
Drew enrolled in the Psychiatry Residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and in addition to being Chief Resident for the final two years of his training, he also completed a research fellowship in the lab of Dr. Eric Nestler. During his time in the lab he developed his own research program examining the role of neuroimmune interactions and the gut microbiome in addiction, autism spectrum disorder and depression. In addition to multiple first and senior-author publications he was awarded an ACNP Memorial Travel Award, was selected to the NIMH Outstanding Resident Award Program, was chosen as a Leon Levy Fellow in Neuroscience, and a Seaver Family Foundation Fellow.