Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA – Two NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Positions

Morehouse School of Medicine

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the lab of Dr. Alec J. Davidson at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM, Department of Neurobiology & Neuroscience Institute) in Atlanta, GA, to investigate suprachiasmatic nucleus circuitry in vitro and in vivo using novel imaging approaches including longitudinal in vivo Ca2+ imaging in targeted cell types.  The successful candidate will join a highly interactive group of 5 labs at MSM investigating various aspects of mammalian rhythmicity and sleep, housed within the larger Neuroscience Institute community. We also have a close partnership with the Neurobiology and Sleep Medicine groups at Harvard medical School, including potential T-32 slots for successful postdoctoral candidates.

Qualifications: A Highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field, and an interest in systems biology, circadian rhythms, and neurocircuitry. Experience with slice/cell culture, stereotaxic surgery, histology/immunocytochemistry, quantitative imaging analysis, and behavioral studies are a plus.

Interested candidates please send curriculum vitae (CV) to adavidson@msm.edu.

 

Relevant recent lab publications

  1. Evans, J.A., Leise, T.L. Castanon-Cervantes, O., & Davidson, A.J. (2011) Intrinsic Regulation of Spatiotemporal Organization within the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus. PLoS One. 6:e15869.
  2. Sellix, M.T., Evans, J.A., Leise, T.L., Castanon-Cervantes, O., Hill, D.D., Delisser, P., Block, G.D., Menaker, M. & Davidson, A.J. (2012) Aging Differentially Affects the Re-entrainment Response of Central and Peripheral Circadian Oscillators. J Neuroscience. 32:16193–16202.
  3. Evans, J.A., Leise, T.L. Castanon-Cervantes, O., & Davidson, A.J. (2013) Dynamic interactions mediated by non-redundant signaling mechanisms couple circadian clock neurons. Neuron. 80: 973-983.
  4. Evans, J.A., Leise, T.L. Castanon-Cervantes, O., & Davidson, A.J. (2015) Neural correlates of individual differences in circadian behavior. Proc Royal Soc B. 282:1810.
  5. Evans, J.A., Suen, T-C., Calif, B., Mitchell, A., Castanon-Cervantes, O., Baker, K.M., Kloehn, I., Baba, K., Teubner, B.J.W., Ehlen, J.C., Paul, K.N., Bartness, T.J., Tosini, G., Leise, T.L., & Davidson, A.J. (2015) Shell neurons of the master circadian clock coordinate the phase of tissue clocks throughout the brain and body. BMC Biology. 13:43. PMCID:  PMC4489020
  6. Azzi, A., Evans, J.A., Leise, T., Myung, J., Takumi, T., Davidson, A.J., & Brown, S. (2017). Network dynamics mediate circadian clock plasticity. Neuron. 93: 194-210.
  7. Liu, D.*, Stowie, A.*, Zavalia, N.*, Leise, T., Pathak, S., Drewes, L., Davidson, A.J., Amir, S., Sonenberg, N., & Cao., R. (2018). mTOR signaling in VIP neurons regulates circadian clock synchrony and olfaction. PNAS. 115:E3296-E3304.
  8. Stowie, Qiao, Buonfiglio, Ehlen and Davidson (2022). Arginine-Vasopressin Expressing Neurons in the Murine Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Exhibit a Circadian Rhythm in Network Coherence in vivo. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.12.07.471437v1 (in revision for PNAS)

To apply for this job email your details to adavidson@msm.edu

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