Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, Duke University
Our group aims to improve neurologic therapies through basic and translational neuroscience. We seek researchers with interests in one of the two following areas, both of which under study in our laboratory.
We are studying how the functional identities of interneurons are established, how interneuron subpopulations differentially contribute to cortical circuit function, and how interneuron pathologies give rise to neurologic disease states. We are also examining therapeutic applications of interneuron transplantation in pre-clinical settings, with a focus on the functional integration of transplanted interneurons into recipient neural circuitry. These animal studies involve genetics, microsurgery, electrophysiology in vivo and in vitro, imaging in vivo, tissue microscopy, and behavior.
We also perform invasive electrophysiologic studies of human patients undergoing neurosurgical treatments. In collaboration with an outstanding group of engineers, psychiatrists and data scientists at Duke, we are studying the organization and function of human brain circuits. Our studies are focused on the identification of biomarkers of disease states, including behavioral conditions such as depression and anxiety, as well as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. These studies will shape the collaborative development of cell- and device-based approaches to disease neuromodulation. These human research involves behavioral study design, signal processing, and device development.
We are excited for motivated, independent scientists with relevant training to join our research group. Applicants who have completed (or are nearing completion of) PhD or MD training may apply for post-doctoral positions. Applicants who have completed Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD training are invited to apply for staff scientist positions. To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org your statement of interest and CV.
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