Mentor: Dr. Farah Lubin opens a new website, Department of Neurobiology
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Memory in Astrocytes within the Aging Brain
A postdoctoral position is available in an innovative neuro-epigenetics and memory lab to lead a study of transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms in glia cells initiated by learned experiences that differentially program mature hippocampal neurons in young compared to age. Epigenetic changes in glia cells cause significant disruption of hippocampus-dependent memory processes associated with normal aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.A postdoctoral position is available in an innovative neuro-epigenetics and memory lab to lead a study of transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms in glia cells initiated by learned experiences that differentially program mature hippocampal neurons in young compared to age. Epigenetic changes in glia cells cause significant disruption of hippocampus-dependent memory processes associated with normal aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.
This NIH-funded project will involve the use of multiple innovative approaches including CRISPR reprograming and next generation sequencing at the single cell level to examine the role of specific non-coding RNAs in astrocytic function and how theses mechanisms relate to age associated memory deficits. Additional methods used in the lab include, survival surgeries, DREADD technology, calcium imaging and behavioral testing. Visit the lab at lubinlab.com opens a new website.
Highly motivated candidates should have a PhD degree and experience in Molecular Biology. Experience in Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, and molecular genetics is desirable.
Please send a CV, a brief statement of research accomplishments and interests, and a list of references to email@example.com.
Farah D. Lubin, PhD
Co-Director, Graduate Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar Program
Co-Director for Research, IRACDA-Mentored Experiences in Research,
Instruction, and Teaching (MERIT) Program
Co-Chair, SoM Black/African American Faculty Association
Department of Neurobiology
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