A postdoctoral position is available to study the degeneration of spinal motor neurons during the pathogenesis of ALS. The laboratory employs state-of-the-art cellular, molecular, biochemical, mouse transgenic and imaging approaches for the interrogation of circuit development, regeneration and physiology. We recently performed unbiased ribosomal profiling to identify genes regulated by both regeneration and ALS degeneration in spinal motor neurons. An investigation of these genes is underway, along with additional unbiased approaches for the identification of new therapeutic targets. The laboratory environment is energetic, collegial, highly collaborative, and strives for excellence. For a detailed description of our research goals visit the laboratory website: https://medicine.iu.edu/faculty/43622/pierchala-brian
The individual will report directly to the principal investigator, Dr. Brian Pierchala, Sherry L. Sonneborn Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology.
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