The research goal is to understand the epigenetic and synaptic mechanisms of a variety of brain disorders, including:
Alzheimer's disease and stress-associated mental illnesses.
Transgenic mouse models, human postmortem tissues, and human stem cell-derived neurons are used to uncover pathophysiological basis and treatment strategies for these CNS diseases.
A combination of cutting-edge biochemical, molecular biological, electrophysiological, chemogenetic, optogenetic, transcriptomic and behavioral approaches are used in their research.
More than 150 publications have been generated to report their scientific findings, many of which are on high-impact journals, including Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications, Neuron, Cell Reports, Brain, Science Advances, Molecular Psychiatry, etc. For more information on publications, lab members, and funding, please visit www.buffalo.edu/~zhenyan.
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A successful candidate for the postdoc position should have :
PhD degree in Biomedical field
Experience working as part of a team in an academic research laboratory
Computer skills for data analyses
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently
Willing to work extra hours if needed
Desire and ability to learn new skills quickly
Strong dedication in neuroscience research and expertise in experimental performance
PhD with research experience behavior, molecular and cellular neuroscience is highly preferred. Other preferred characteristics include: excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong publication record, proven ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a cross-functional team and the ability to effectively plan and organize work activities, and prioritize task completion to meet schedules and deadlines.
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