A Postodoctoral Fellow position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Bruce Carter in the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University. Our laboratory studies the mechanisms regulating the development of the mammalian peripheral nervous system. We are seeking candidates interested in glia-neuron interactions. Specifically, we intend to investigate how Schwann cell metabolism affects sensory neuron viability and function and how disruption of Schwann cell function leads to peripheral neuropathies, such as Charcot-Marie Tooth disease.
The candidate should have a PhD with experience in neuroscience and/or cell biology and at least one first-author paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required.
Internal Number: BDC001
About Vanderbilt Univ. School of Medicine
Bruce D. Carter, Professor of Biochemistry, Assoc. Director, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Director of Graduate Studies for Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
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