The Carmichael lab is hiring a post-doctoral fellow in the Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology at UCLA, in the David Geffen School of Medicine. The lab studies molecular and cellular mechanisms of neural repair and recovery in stroke. We use mouse models of stroke and multi-disciplinary systems of experiments to identify how neurons and glia react to the initial damage, and then initiate programs of repair. This current project involves the study of cells in the neurovascular niche, and particularly pericytes. The studies look at how pericytes respond to stroke in several mouse models, and engage in either tissue fibrosis and inhibition of angiogenesis and axonal sprouting, or resolution of stroke damage and recovery. These studies employ advanced tools, including viral gene delivery, two-photon imaging and scRNAseq. The lab is expert in these approaches and provides a supportive environment for tool development and application by post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the lab. This post-doctoral position will have this project as the central function, and “ownership” of this project for intellectual development and career advancement. The Carmichael lab is highly collaborative and situated among many neuroscience and stem cell biology labs, creating a rich and interactive environment for training and career progression.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or concrete plans for the completion of the PhD degree. Experience with mouse models of neurological diseases and molecular biological skills at the lab bench are highly encouraged but not required.
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