Postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Alec J. Davidson at Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine

A postdoctoral position is 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 investigating various aspects of mammalian rhythmicity and sleep at MSM, housed within the larger Neuroscience Institute community.

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, brief statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of three references to

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.



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