Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
Oct 22, 2019
Dec 21, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

A funded postdoctoral position in neuroregeneration is available for a highly motivated candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Cavalli at Washington University in Saint Louis, Department of Neuroscience, to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling axon regeneration and develop new strategies for spinal cord and optic nerve repair. Using transgenic mouse models together with a combination of biochemistry, cell biology, in vitro and in vivo imaging techniques and single cell sequencing approaches, the Cavalli lab pursues studies to uncover the neuronal and non-neuronal mechanisms that dictate the regenerative response of peripheral neurons and relate this information to the lack of regenerative capacity in the central nervous system. Using human tissue, the Cavalli lab will determine if findings made in the mouse model system are relevant to human physiology. For additional information see:

Our laboratory is in an academic setting in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, an internationally recognized research institution consistently ranked among the top five medical schools in the country. The extreme collegiality of Washington University combined with the large Neuroscience Community and extensive infrastructural and core facility support creates a dynamic research environment. Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH NRSA guidelines and a generous benefit package. Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website ( The St. Louis area combines the attractions of a major city with family-friendly and affordable lifestyle opportunities.



Candidates should hold a recent PhD in life sciences with less than 2 years of prior post-doctoral experience and be committed to a career in neuroscience research. Candidates with experience in neurobiology, glia biology and/or epigenetics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should provide 1) a brief statement of research interests and experience 2) C.V. and 3) the name of three references directly via email to

Valeria Cavalli, PhD,

Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine

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