A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Autumn Ivy: (https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=6398). Research in the Ivy lab investigates molecular mechanisms of early-life physical exercise on the development of cognitive and other brain functions, with a focus on neuroepigenetics. We use mouse models to examine the role of exercise in modulating the epigenetic landscape in both neurons and non-neuronal cells, with the goal of understanding how cell function changes after an early-life exercise experience. We also introduce physical exercise as a post-hoc intervention in mouse models of genetic or acquired neurological disorders to identify specific, targetable mechanisms therapeutically engaged by exercise. This position would require competency a number of techniques in molecular neurobiology, including RT- and ChIP-qPCR, tissue sectioning and immunostaining, cell culture, mouse genetics and behavior, and preparing libraries for RNA- and ChIP-sequencing. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have expertise in the areas of molecular biology and/or neuroscience, and enjoys working with a team of dedicated graduate and undergraduate students. If you are interested, please send a CV, cover letter with brief description of career goals and prior research experience, and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: D0330
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