The Neural Motor Circuits lab at the University of Ottawa is searching for a graduate student interested in using computational methods to study the neural mechanisms at the level of the spinal cord by which locomotor activity is generated in zebrafish. The successful candidate will build upon experimental and computation work from the lab to generate innovative computational models of the neural circuits that generate swimming movements in developing zebrafish. These models will be used to propose new mechanisms into the neural control of movement as well as the development of neural circuits.
A basic understanding of how neurons communicate is preferred. Experience writing code and/or performing computer simulations are required. Funding for graduate studies is provided
Dr. Tuan Bui
Neural Motor Control Lab
Department of Biology
University of Ottawa
30 Marie Curie, Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Phone: 613-562-5800 x7888