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 molecular mechanisms controlling glial cell plasticity/stability and neuroimmune interactions. Currently we are working on unraveling a novel neuroimmune pathway coupled to transcriptional stability controlling glial cell transformation, as well as their susceptibility to viral infections. We are conducting functional studies using brain slice preparations and biochemical studies in dissociated primary cells to investigate the innate plasticity/stability of glial cells. We are also performing functional imaging experiments to determine glial responses to neuroimmune pathway modulation in health and after CNS infections.
These positions are appointed at the postdoctoral fellow level. The 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 and/or neuroimmunology 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:email@example.com
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.