Postdoctral fellows to study formation and regeneration of motor circuits at Burke / Weill Cornell

White Plains, New York
Salary Commensurate with Experience
May 31, 2020
Aug 30, 2020
Research Area
Motor Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

The Neural Connectivity Development in Physiology and Disease Laboratory at the Burke Neurological Institute /Weill Cornell Medicine, led by Yutaka Yoshida, Ph.D., is currently seeking Postdoctoral Fellows with laboratory experience in neuroscience. The Yoshida laboratory is interested in formation and function of motor circuits controlling locomotor and skilled movements. We especially study descending motor circuits including corticospinal circuits using various techniques such as molecular biology, mouse genetics, trans-synaptic viruses, optogenetic and chemogenetic tools. The Yoshida lab is also interested in identifying how to promote regeneration of motor circuits after spinal cord injury.

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  1. Gu Z., Sarrad N., Ueno M., Liang M., Li J., Enquist L.W., Baccei M.R., Martin J.H., and Yoshida Y. (2017). Skilled movements require non-apoptotic Bax/Bak pathway-mediated corticospinal circuit reorganization. Neuron, 94, 626-641.
  2. Gu Z., Kalamboglas J., Yoshioka S., Han W., Zhuo L., Imamura Kawasawa Y., Pochareddy S., LiZ.,  Liu F., Xu X., Wijeratne S., Ueno M., Blatz E., Salomone J., Kumanogoh A., Rasin M.R., Gebelein B., Weirauch M.T., Sestan N., Martin J.H., and Yoshida Y. (2017). Control of species-dependent cortico-motoneuronal connections underlying manual dexterity, Science, 357, 400-404.
  3. Ueno M., Ueno-Nakamura, Y., Li J, Gu Z., Niehaus J., Maezawa M., Crone S.A., Goulding M., Baccei M.L., and Yoshida Y. (2018). Corticospinal circuits from the sensory and motor cortex differentially regulate skilled movements through distinct interneurons. Cell Reports, 23, 1286-1300
  1. Ueno M., Ueno-Nakamura Y., Niehaus J., Popovich P.G., and Yoshida Y. (2016). Silencing spinal interneurons inhibits immune suppressive autonomic reflexes caused by spinal cord injury. Nature Neuroscience, 19, 784-787



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