Postdoctoral position immediately available to study the molecular mechanisms underlying brain development and degeneration using cell culture and mouse models. Applicants must have experience in cell and molecular biological approaches as well as some experience with mouse models of brain disorders, such as behavioral analyses and immunohistochemistry. The lab is well-funded and offers a rich training opportunity. For research interests of the lab: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Biology/People/FacultyResearch/Santosh-DMello
SMU is an AA/EO/Disability/Veteran Employer.
Ph.D. degree in biology, neurobiology or related areas.
Experience with cell and molecular biological techniques.
Some experience with mouse models of brain disorders such such as behavioral analyses and immunohistochemistry.
Additional Salary Information: Regular university benefits including medical, vacation, and retirement.
Internal Number: DED00000060
About Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University (SMU), a nationally ranked private university located nearthe heart of Dallas, seeks a post-doctoral fellow to conduct biological research aimed at understanding brain development and degeneration. Research in the lab is centered on understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating neurodegeneration. Specifically, primary cultures of neurons, transgenic and knockout mice, and animal models of neurological disease are used to study genes, proteins, and signal transduction pathways regulating neuronal cell death. The long-term objective of the laboratory’s research is to develop strategies to prevent, treat, or cure degenerative diseases of the brain through a better understanding of the pathological mechanisms. We have recently expanded our interests to investigate neurodevelopmental mechanisms and disorders also.