The Triplett laboratory has an open, NIH-funded position for a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the mechanisms underlying the development of synaptic specificity in the visual system (please see Owens et al. Neuron 2015 87(6):1261-73 and Kay & Triplett Front Neural Circuits 2017 11:73 and visit https://thetriplettlab.wordpress.com/). The Triplett lab is a collaborative environment, utilizing multiple cutting-edge techniques, including in vivo electrophysiology and neuronal circuit tracing, in genetically-modified mice.
The lab is part of the Center for Neuroscience Research a Children’s National - a vibrant and collegial environment dedicated to understanding neurodevelopment in health and disease. Trainees will have access to excellent core facilities and services, including microscopic imaging, high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, and behavior. Additionally, trainees are able to attend career development workshops and hear seminars from pre-eminent scholars in the field. Further, collaborations with other labs present the opportunity to learn alternate techniques, such as in vivo Ca2+ imaging, optogenetics, behavioral profiling, in vitro physiology, and single cell sequencing.
Experience in neuronal circuit tracing, in vivo electrophysiology and/or optogenetics preferred but not required.
Internal Number: JT_2018-2
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