Dr. Yao-Ying Ma's group in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine is accepting applications for motivated postdoctoral researchers. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience / Neurobiology /Pharmacology/ Behavioral Neuroscience / Biophysics or other related fields are highly encouraged to apply. Experience in rodent brain surgeries, behavioral training, in vivo single unit or in vitro patch clamp electrophysiological recordings, is preferred.
Research in Dr. Ma's group is supported by NIH and Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, etc. There are 3 major directions actively pursued, e.g., (1) synaptic adaptations induced by alcohol exposure; (2) neurosubstrates mediating long-term persistence of drug craving; (3) neural adaptations involved in psychiatric symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases. The Ma lab utilizes molecular, biochemical, anatomical, electrophysiological, optogenetic, chemogenetics and behavioral approaches to elucidate neuroadaptations in diverse neuropsychiatric disorders.
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Ph.D. in Neuroscience / Neurobiology /Pharmacology/ Behavioral Neuroscience / Biophysics
Additional Salary Information: Postdoctoral Fellow salary is Indiana University Policy in accordance with the NIH.
Internal Number: IUSM003802016
About Indiana University School of Medicine | Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine is in an exciting phase of growth and expansion that is building upon the efforts and reputations of our nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Our research mission incorporates molecular, cellular, and systems pharmacology and toxicology approaches, and cuts across the boundaries of traditional departments and disciplines. Our funded research in sensory function and pain, pathogen infection, neurodegeneration, ion channels, cancer biology, and drug abuse comprise just a few of our interests. We employ cutting edge technologies and focus on solving fundamentally important problems pertinent to diseases and disease processes that can be translated feasibly to clinical issues. We work towards a synergistic interaction between the clinical and basic sciences that prompts unexpected discoveries of causes and novel treatments for disease.