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Post-Doctoral Positions - molecular basis of neurodegeneration

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Two Post-Doctoral Positions to investigate the molecular basis of neurodegeneration and develop new therapeutics


Two Postdoctoral fellowships to investigate inter-cellular crosstalk in microglial activation and neurodegeneration and develop novel therapeutic modalities using advanced live imaging, cellular, molecular, and multi-omics approaches in cell-based and mouse models.



The Lakkaraju laboratory @UCSF. We are a diverse group of scientists studying mechanisms that drive neurodegeneration in the retina to identify promising therapeutic targets that can halt irreversible blindness. We use a broad range of techniques from high resolution imaging, bioinformatics, cell biology and biochemical assays, viral-mediated gene delivery, functional and molecular studies in vivo and in vitro, using tissue culture and mouse models.

Learn more about the Lakkaraju Lab. See our recent papers and patents:




Inquisitive and motivated scientists with


• a recent (< 2years) Ph.D. in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology, or a related field


• expertise in one or more relevant areas (mouse models of disease, cell culture, microscopy, RNA-sequencing and bioinformatics, protein biochemistry, etc.)


• an excellent publication record, communication skills, and organizational skills


• the passion and ability to lead independent projects and mentor junior scientists




Our lab offers a diverse, creative, and collaborative environment with access to

• cutting-edge technologies and resources to pursue impactful scientific questions

• direct personal mentoring tailored for success and excellence in your chosen career path

• exciting opportunities to explore STEM outreach, mentoring, and DEI initiatives

• wide range of opportunities for professional development tailored for academia, industry, or unconventional careers in science

• generous postdoctoral stipend and benefits with added cost of living allowance ($9,000/year)

• the vibrant city of San Francisco within the gorgeous natural beauty of the Bay Area



Email Aparna ( with a brief introduction, CV, and the names and contact information of at least two references.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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