A post-doctoral fellowship for 2-3 years is available in the lab of Wade Berrettini, MD, PhD, Karl E. Rickels Professor of Psychiatry. The research involves study of somatic DNA variation in CNS disorders, as a source of risk for those illnesses. Projects involve temporal lobe epilepsy, schizophrenia and cocaine addiction, using DNA from human brains of persons with these illnesses to map one type of somatic variation, long interspersed elements (LINE-1s). This position is available July 1, 2017. Relevant recent publications concerning these projects:Doyle GA, Doucet-O’Hare TT, Hammond MJ, Crist RC, Ewing AD, Ferraro TN, Mash DC, Kazazian, HH, Berrettini WH:**Reading LINEs within the Cocaine Addicted Brain. Brain Behav. 2017 Apr 6;7(5):e00678. doi: 10.1002/brb3.678. eCollection 2017 May.PMID: 28523221Doyle GA, Crist RC, Karatas ET, Hammond MJ, Ewing AD, Ferraro TN, Hahn C-G, Berrettini WH: Analysis of LINE-1 elements in DNA from postmortem brains of individuals with schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Jun 6. doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.115. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28585566 If interested, recent PhD graduates with a background in genetics or neuroscience should please contact Dr. Berrettini (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Doyle (email@example.com).
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be at the level recommended and required by the NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows.