A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Igarashi laboratory at University of California Irvine. We investigate (1) circuit mechanisms for associative memory in the circuit of entorhinal cortex and hippocampus, and (2) how these mechanisms in the memory circuit are affected and can be manipulated to restore memory in Alzheimer’s disease models. Our work uses in vivo tetrode/silicon probe recordings from behaving mice, optogenetics, memory behavioral tasks, and single-cell anatomy. The successful candidate will work on either or both of above two projects.
Nakazono T, Lam TN, Patel AY, Kitazawa M, Saito T, Saido TC, Igarashi KM* (2017) Impaired In Vivo Gamma Oscillations in the Medial Entorhinal Cortex of Knock-in Alzheimer Model. Front Syst Neurosci11:48
Lu L, Igarashi KM, Witter MP, Moser EI, Moser MB (2015) Topography of Place Maps along the CA3-to-CA2 Axis of the Hippocampus. Neuron 87:1078-92
Igarashi KM*, Lu L, Colgin LL, Moser MB, Moser EI* (2014) Coordination of entorhinal-hippocampal ensemble activity during associative learning. Nature 510: 143-7
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with research experience relevant to our lab interests and a desire to work independently within a collaborative team environment. Preference will be given to candidates with established expertise in either in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology, but we also consider successful individuals who aspire to learn in vivo electrophsiology from behaving mice. We are especially seeking an outstanding candidate interested in combining genetic approaches with in vivo electrophysiological recordings. Competitive applicants should have at least one high-quality, first-author publication.
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Research Statement – describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Igarashi laboratory
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.