Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Kuo laboratory in the Departments of Cell Biology and Neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine.
Our research group utilizes genetically engineered mice to investigate the intrinsic responses to brain injury and glial cell plasticity. Currently we are working on injury-induced glial scar formation and its impact on neural circuit functions in the adult brain. We are conducting functional studies using brain slice preparations and biochemical studies in primary cells to investigate the innate glial cellular responses to stroke. We are also performing behavioral studies to determine functional outcomes during recovery.
The positions will be appointed at the postdoctoral fellow level. Successful applicant is expected to prepare manuscripts, mentor junior lab members, present at scientific meetings, and write fellowships appropriate for career stages. Candidates should show clear scientific enthusiasm, strong work ethic, and at ease with collaborations. Publication record in molecular/cellular neuroscience, astrocyte biology, or neural stem cells is strongly preferred.
These are full-time positions. Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled. NIH annual stipend levels are used and based upon the applicant's research qualifications.
Please send a pdf file containing 1) CV, 2) Statement of research experiences and goals (one page), to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Our research website: https://sites.duke.edu/kuolab/
Chay T. Kuo’s laboratory is interested in reshaping regenerative capacities in the mammalian nervous system. The lab develops new genetic, imaging, and functional/physiological assays to uncover processes within the brain required to sustain new neuron/glia production, and how they are altered after injury and degeneration. Current research projects center on interactions between neural circuits a...nd cell proliferation control, as well as basic biology of neuronal addition into existing neural networks. A better understanding of these processes will provide needed substrates for regenerating functional neuronal networks after injury and disease.