Dr. Craig Brown’s laboratory in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria in beautiful British Columbia has 1-2 openings for graduate students. Dr. Brown’s research program is primarily interested on 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 excitatory and inhibitory neural circuit function; using optogenetic or chemogenetic approaches to manipulate these circuits to maximize functional recovery, b) elucidating endothelial and immune cell 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 mouse brain in tandem with genetic, biochemical, pharmacological and behavioural approaches. Dr. Brown’s basic science and health related research program is supported by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be curious, motivated, mature, adept at problem solving and passionate about neuroscience research. No specific expertise is required although candidates with experience in handling large data sets, 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), his website: http://www.uvic.ca/medsci/people/faculty/browncraig.php
For more information on the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Victoria, please see: https://www.uvic.ca/medsci/neuroscience/