Research in the Pesaran Lab in the Center for Neural Science at New York University seeks to understand large-scale circuits in the primate brain and engineer novel brain-based therapies for human translation. The lab has recently developed the capability to flexibly deploy combinations of spike-field-ECoG recording, widefield and 2-photon calcium imaging and electrical and optogenetic stimulation, and unrestrained neurobehavioral tracking during waking and sleep in the non-human primate. Projects are currently available to use these tools to study the operation of cortical and subcortical brain systems involved in coordination, decision making and multisensory integration.
Applicants are expected to be driven and interested in working as part of a collaborative team. Ongoing collaborations include several BRAIN Initiative, NIH and DoD-funded projects with the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYUMC, Maryam Shanechi at USC, Jonathan Viventi at Duke University, John Rogers at Northwestern University, Ken Shepard at Columbia University, Andreas Tolias at Baylor College of Medicine, Diego Restrepo and Emily Gibson at UC Denver, and Thorlabs Imaging Sciences.
The Pesaran Lab is located within the Washington Square campus of New York University in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Successful applicants will be eligible for housing a very short walk from the lab.
Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, List of References, and a summary of background and research interests to Dr Bijan Pesaran by email (email@example.com).
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.