Post-doctoral fellowship in focal cerebral ischemia and innate immunity

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 19, 2019
Nov 18, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

Position description:

I am looking for a postdoctoral candidate to study the role of innate immune activation in focal cerebral ischemia. My lab aims to understand the temporal kinetics, and the cellular mechanisms underlying innate immune activation, during acute and chronic focal cerebral ischemia. These studies will lay the groundwork for the development of novel therapeutics for the attenuation of tissue damage in the acute phase of stroke and drugs to potentiate recovery during the chronic phase of stroke. We welcome candidates with experience in the middle cerebral artery occlusion model in rodents, as well as experience with various molecular biology techniques including Western blotting, PCR and tissue culture.

The Famakin lab is funded by start-up funds, and internal UW funds, to develop a research program in innate immunity and focal cerebral ischemia. 

This position offers committed mentorship to successful applicants. The University of Wisconsin offers an outstanding research community with lots of research resources. To apply, please send a current CV and statement of interest to Bolanle Famakin, MD via Samantha Jenson at

Position requirements:

A PhD in neuroscience or related biological sciences. Candidate must be highly motivated to carry out cutting-edge research in innate immunity and focal cerebral ischemia. Strong working knowledge and demonstrated experience with the Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion (MCAO) surgery in rodents is required. In addition, prior experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques including tissue culture and immunohistochemistry is required.