Discover and manipulate synaptic transmission and plasticity
A Postdoctoral fellow position is available at Yale University to discover and manipulate machinery for synaptic transmission and plasticity to control animal behaviors.
The main objective of the research in my laboratory is to discover and manipulate molecular rules governing excitatory/inhibitory synaptic transmission for regulating animal behaviors. Current projects are focused on
(1) Searching for novel molecular constituents of neurotransmitter receptors to determine localization or activity of neurotransmitter receptors in vivo,
(2) Revealing functional modulators necessary and sufficient for controlling synaptic transmission,
(3) Designing molecules and mutated genes for manipulating synaptic transmission and plasticity in vivo on-demand.
Please refer details of our research to our representative publications
For more information see. https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/susumu_tomita/
Diverse techniques including molecular, biochemistry, electrophysiology, cell biology, gene targeting mice and behavioral analysis are available in our lab and a post-doc, who tries to expand their knowledge/experience in different techniques, will fit better with the lab.
Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, names of three references, and statement of interests to:
Susumu Tomita, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Yale University School of Medicine
Yale University is an Equal Opportunity Employer