Seeking Graduate Students (MS.c./Ph.D.) in the field of neural stem cell regulation and function, Lindsey Lab at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Description of the position:

Our research focuses on uncovering the function and regulation of neural stem cell populations during brain development, behaviour, and following neurotrauma. The overarching goal of our lab is to define conserved themes in vertebrate neural stem cell regulation at the molecular and cellular levels. To address this goal, our lab takes advantage of the lifelong proliferative, neurogenic, and regenerative capacity of the zebrafish model. We currently use a number of transgenic zebrafish lines to study the response of neural stem cells to brain and spinal cord injury, stem cell niche maturation, and animal behaviour. A variety of models of neurotrauma are used in the lab along with contemporary molecular, cellular, imaging, and behavioral techniques, including primary cell culture, 2-D and 3-D imaging, correlative EM, RNA-sequencing approaches, fluorescence in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Experience in Imaging (2-D/3-D, confocal, EM, clearing methods)
  • Experience in Molecular Biology (cloning, PCR, CRISPR), Cell Biology (cell line or primary cell culture, immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry)
  • Experience using animal models of study
  • Excellence at the academic level and in research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Deadline: Until the position is filled.

Contact information
Dr. Benjamin Lindsey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,

Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Science

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba


130 Basic Medical Science Building

745 Bannatyne Avenue,

Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0J9, CANADA