Post-doctoral position in Neurophysiology and behavior
Drexel University College of Medicine
January 31, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Neurophysiology post-doctoral position to study thalamocortical and midbrain circuits involved in sensorimotor information processing during behavior. The lab investigates how neural circuits dynamically change their activity and responsiveness during different behavioral states in mice. We are interested in deciphering the neural mechanisms by which the significance of sensory stimuli is modified through experience -particularly in the context of active avoidance conditioning (when an initially neutral sensory stimulus comes to evoke avoidance). The successful candidate will employ electrophysiological and fiber photometry recordings, together with optogenetics and DREADDs, in freely behaving (and head fixed) rodents. Complementary in vitro (slices of brain tissue) and histology experiments will also be conducted. The lab has extensive expertise with these procedures.