Seeking M.Sc. and Ph.D. Graduate Student Interested in Neurometabolism and Epilepsy – Dutchak lab – CERVO Brain Research Centre – Université Laval

The laboratory of Dr. Paul Dutchak is seeking highly motivated M.Sc. or Ph.D. candidates to join the Integrative Neuroscience Group at CERVO Brain Research Center at Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada. An undergraduate degree in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology or neuroscience will be considered an asset.

Selected students will be able to enroll in one of the following graduate programs at Université Laval: Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or Cellular and Molecular Biology.
The major goals of the laboratory are to determine how metabolic networks influence neuronal activity and contribute to neurological disease. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to conduct their thesis research on one of the following ongoing research projects.

  1. Mechanistic studies regulating amino acid homeostasis in brain.
  2. Metabolic network dysfunctions contributing to epilepsy.
  3. Pharmacological and nutritional therapeutic strategies to treat familial forms of epilepsy.

We are working to develop new genetic mouse models and cell culture models that will enable us to define the biochemical and neurophysiological mechanisms that control metabolic homeostasis in normal and pathological settings. Students can expect to learn in a research intensive environment with access to state-of-the-art tools to study: protein biochemistry, gene expression, advanced microscopy, electrophysiology and metabolomics.

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Post date: 2018-09-28