One postdoctoral fellow position supported by NIH funding is immediately available until filled in the laboratory of Dr. Yongjie Yang at Tufts University School of Medicine, to study neuron to astroglia signaling in development and diseases. There are several exciting new areas for the candidate to take on, including exosome-mediated neuron/glial signaling, functions of newly identified astrocyte genes and miRNAs in astrocyte development and how they affect neuronal property, as well as how astrocytes contribute to neurological diseases/disorders, particularly fragile x syndrome (FXS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The lab employs novel genetically modified mouse tools, viral delivery approaches, in combination with primary astrocyte and neuronal cultures, imaging, electrophysiological, biochemical/molecular techniques. More info can be found at https://sackler.tufts.edu/facultyResearch/faculty/yang-yongjie
The Yang lab is located in the Department of Neuroscience at the Tufts University School of Medicine in the downtown Boston, right near Boston Chinatown.
Tufts University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Candidates who are highly motivated in understanding the mechanisms in neuron to glia signaling are encouraged to apply. It is expected that the candidate should have a recent PhD (less than 2 years) in Neuroscience/Genetics/Cell Biology/Molecular Biology and is able to communicate well with others. Strong biochemical/molecular skills or prior experience with mouse genetics is a plus. To apply, please send the CV (via e-mail) including all past education and training, a brief description of research interests, list of publications, other scientific activities, and names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Yongjie Yang at: Yongjie.email@example.com