One postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available until filled in the laboratory of Dr. Yongjie Yang at Tufts University School of Medicine, to study neuron to astroglia signaling in neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, the candidate will investigate how the loss of astroglial FMRP contributes to the synaptic and behavior abnormalities in mouse models of fragile X syndrome (FXS). The Yang lab studies neuron to glia signaling and pathogenic roles of astrocyte dysfunction in neurological diseases/disorders, such as fragile X syndrome (FXS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The lab employs novel genetically modified mouse tools, in combination with primary astrocyte and neuronal cultures, imaging, electrophysiological, biochemical/molecular techniques. More info can be found at
Candidates who are highly motivated in understanding the mechanisms in neuron to glia signaling are encouraged to apply. It is expected that the candidate should have a recent PhD (less than 2 years) in Neuroscience or related majors and is able to communicate well with others. Strong electrophysiological skills, especially slice recording and (or) astroglia recording expertise is highly encouraged. To apply, please send a CV (via e-mail) including all past education and training, a brief description of research interests, list of publications, other scientific activities, and names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Yongjie Yang at: Yongjie.Yang@tufts.edu
The Yang lab is located in the Department of Neuroscience at the Tufts Medical School in the downtown Boston, right near Boston Chinatown.
Tufts University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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About Tufts University
The Yang Lab is located in the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University’s campus in downtown Boston, adjacent to Boston’s Chinatown area.