Employer: Yale University
Location: New York City, New York (US)
Salary: NIH standard salary plus benefits
Posted: April 10 2017
Ref: Postdoctoral positions in visual neuroscience
Position Type: Full Time
Job Type:Postdoc, Postdoc Fellowship
We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to pursue the most challenging topics in visual neuroscience. The main research interests of our laboratory focus on the mechanistic and therapeutic studies of neurodegenerative diseases in the retina, ultimately leading to blindness in humans. To restore functions, neuroprotection and neural regeneration are two strategies to either prevent/slow down neuronal death or to generate new neurons or axons.
1. For neuroprotection, we investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying HDAC4-mediated neuroprotective effects on photoreceptors, the primary sensory neurons that mediate the first step in vision.
2. For neural regeneration, we examine intrinsic signaling pathways and transcription control in Müller glial cells, the primary glial cell type in the retina, in order to reprogram them in vivo to generate adult retinal stem cells that are capable of differentiating to retinal neurons. In addition, my laboratory is also actively exploring strategies to promote axon regeneration after nerve injury in the adult CNS (central nervous system).
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