The Anton lab in the Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (https://www.antonlab.org) is seeking highly motivated post doctoral fellows interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms of cerebral cortical development and neurodevelopmental disorders (see Neuron 2019 July 2; 103, 1-17. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2019.05.049; Developmental Cell 2019 Dec 16; 51(6):759-774.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2019.11.005). This postdoctoral position will investigate the molecular genetic mechanisms of progenitor and neuronal development in mammalian brain and in neurodevelopmental disorders using cutting edge methods, including circuit mapping, clarity, chemogenetic and optogenetic manipulation of signaling pathways, CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing, brain organoids, and single cell sequencing. The lab provides an exceptionally supportive environment designed to facilitate career growth and path to independence.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will have knowledge in neuroscience with expertise in advanced cell biological, biochemical and molecular techniques and a solid thesis publication record.
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