One position is available in the Futai laboratory at the Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).
Our research concentrates in the elucidation of cellular and molecular basis that regulates the balance of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission in the brain. The research will be conducted by multidisciplinary approaches integrating electrophysiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and animal behavior.
Applicants should have PhD degree in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Physiology or related biological areas. Individuals are expected to be knowledgeable in cellular biology, molecular biology, or electrophysiology and to have peer-reviewed publications. Researchers interested in combining electrophysiology and molecular cell biology approaches are especially encouraged to apply.
Research Focus: The Futai laboratory focuses on elucidating, i) the roles of trans-synaptic protein interactions in the formation of functional excitatory and inhibitory synapses, ii) the epigenetic regulation of homeostatic plasticity and iii) the roles of inflammasome in excitatory and inhibitory balance using mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. We are seeking highly motivated individuals eager to participate in a collaborative environment.
Salary will follow guidelines set by NIH and UMMS.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
Kensuke Futai PhD. Department of Neurobiology Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute University of Massachusetts Medical School 303 Belmont Street Worcester, MA 01604-1676, USA Kensuke.Futai@umassmed.edu
Internal Number: Futai UMMS
About University of Massachusetts Medical School
The immense power of our brain defines us as humans. The brain controls our emotions, provide us with the capacity to think and to act, to learn and to remember, endows us with consciousness of ourselves and our surroundings, and subconsciously directs a myriad of bodily functions.
Founded in 2001, the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has evolved into a unique and integrated hub of investigators addressing fundamental problems in neurobiology, from single molecules to behavior, primarily using invertebrate model organisms. Combining cell biological, physiological and behavioral analyses with a critical interventionist angle afforded by cutting-edge genetic approaches, the Department aims to understand the complexity of brain development and function.