Postdoctoral Fellow - Electrophysiology and Neural Circuit Plasticity
LSU Health Sciences Center
April 5, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the lab of June Liu, Ph.D. in the School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans to study synaptic and neural circuit network plasticity in brain slices and its role in learning and memory. We are particularly interested in an emotional stress-induced change in endocannabinoid signaling and synaptic transmission and the effects of stress on the activity of a neuronal circuit network that is associated with learning/memory (see J. Neurosci.31:501, 2011, 29:381, 2009; Nature Neurosci. 13:223, 2010; Cell Reports, 17:86, 2016; J Neurophysiol. 115:271, 2016). We use DREADD technologies to test the function of neuronal circuits in behavior, and electrophysiology, optogenetics and molecular biology approaches to determine the mechanisms and functional consequences of neural plasticity. Additional information can be obtained from Dr. June Liu at email@example.com.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Physical Science or related field of study.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in electrophysiology and Ca2+ imaging.
LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Internal Number: 1899
About LSU Health Sciences Center
The Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy has a history of strong commitment to the various missions of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans– research, education and service. The department is actively involved in the teaching of many courses in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Health, Nursing and Graduate Studies.
The research programs of the department have greatly expanded over the past several years through the hiring of faculty who have expertise in the areas of cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, electrophysiology and neurobiology. Within the department are several core equipment research facilities which support investigators within the department and the rest of the LSUHSC. Some of the current research programs among others within the department are: studies of receptor, channel, and membrane properties of neurons; cellular and behavioral function of the visual system; brain development and plasticity; developmental biology; and computer imaging technology used to study human embryonic development.