Dr. Craig Brown’s laboratory in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria in British Columbia is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position beginning in the fall of 2017. Dr. Brown’s research program is primarily interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain plasticity and repair. Specific themes the lab is currently exploring are: a) understanding the effects of stroke on thalamocortical and cortical inhibitory neurons; using optogenetic or chemogenetic approaches to manipulate these circuits to optimize functional recovery, b) elucidating the impact of diabetes on endothelial and microglial based repair of microvascular networks in the brain. To address these questions, the lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach, imaging the structure and function of neurons, microglial and endothelial cells in the living brain in tandem with genetic, biochemical, pharmacological and behavioural approaches. Dr. Brown’s basic science and health related research program has been supported by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and NSERC.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, hard working, independent and passionate about research. Applicants must have or be near completion of a Ph.D. degree. Candidates with expertise in 2-photon / confocal microscopy, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and/or rodent behavior are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
For more information, please contact Dr. Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit his website: http://www.uvic.ca/medsci/people/faculty/browncraig.php
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