The DeNardo Lab is seeking enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral scholars interested in mapping cortical circuits underlying adaptive behaviors in the mouse. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) contributes to diverse fearful behaviors, and how these circuits are assembled during development. To dissect the circuits underlying fearful behaviors, we use cutting edge techniques including advanced viral and genetic tools, whole-brain imaging of cleared tissue using a light sheet microscope, in vivo optogenetics, and miniscope imaging in behaving animals.
Postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to participate in formulation of research projects with guidance from Dr. DeNardo. They will independently run experiments and analyze data, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and prepare manuscripts with guidance and mentorship from Dr. DeNardo.
Ideal candidates are enthusiastic learners, team players, and have a strong publication record from their graduate training. Prior experience in cellular and systems neuroscience is a plus, but not required.
Please send a cover letter describing current and future research interests, your CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: LD001
Dr. DeNardo is a recent hire in the UCLA Department of Physiology housed in the David Geffen School of Medicine. She will begin as an Assistant Professor in January 2019. The lab will be housed in the brand new ‘Theme in Neuroscience’ space, surrounded by like-minded scientists leading their fields in cellular and systems-level neuroscience and technology development. Candidates will benefit from the rich and diverse Neuroscience culture spanning many departments at UCLA. For more information, please visit: www.wd2labs.org.