A postdoctoral fellowship at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul, Korea.
The fellow will develop improved Genetically Encoded Voltage Indicators (GEVIs) for monitoring activity in the mammalian brain. These experiment involve the design and generating of new GEVIs and testing them in cultured HEK293 cells and neurons using patch-clamp fluorimetry. The publication below from the laboratory is an example.
Jin, L., Han, Z., Platisa, J., Wooltorton, J.R.A., Cohen, L.B., and Pieribone, V.A., (2012) Single action potentials and subthreshold electrical events visualized in neurons using a novel fluorescent protein voltage sensor. Neuron, 75: 779-785. PMC3439164.
Interest in the project. Some experience in Molecular Biology. Not more than two years after the PHD.
Internal Number: 1307
About Korea Institute of Science and Technology
I have worked on developing optical methods for monitoring brain activity since 1970, first working on voltage sensitive dyes and more recently on genetically encoded voltage indicators (GEVIs). Since 1990 we have simultaneously applied these sensors to the study of neurobiological problems.