The Sarter Lab at the University of Michigan (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/msarter/) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for new research on the neuronal mechanisms bestowing vulnerability for addiction and the severe and lasting effects of traumatic brain injury. Specifically, we demonstrated that an animal model of addiction vulnerability (sign trackers) is associated with choline transporter dysregulation (J Neurosci 2017) and preliminary data suggest that neuroinflammatory mechanisms play a role in this dysregulation. Likewise, evidence from a mouse model of choline transporter dysregulation suggests that these mice exhibit relatively more severe effects of traumatic brain injury than wild type mice, and that this is related to sustained expression of brain cytokines (collaboration with the Tronson lab). Thus, we are seeking a postdoc interested in studying neuroinflammatory mechanisms associated with choline transporter dysregulation. The postdoctoral fellow may also become involved in expanding this research to the human domain, in part by studying vulnerabilities in humans expressing a choline transporter subcapacity variant. This is a great opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to establish a new field of translational neuroscience research. If you are interested in this position please contact Martin Sarter (firstname.lastname@example.org).