Degree: PhD or MD/PhD
Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Open
The L NAB starts in April 2021 at the Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC), the Department of Neuroscience and the O’Donnel Brain Institute at UTSW. Our mission is to develop novel whole brain imaging methods to integrate molecular and system neuroscience and solve brain science problems. We are specifically interested in understanding the neural mechanisms of reward, decision, and motivation in rodents’ brain. With strong support from AIRC, the lab can access the most state-of-art resources for the preclinical small animal scanners (9.4T, 7T, 3T), PET, SPECT, and other imaging modalities. Supported by the Endowed Scholar Program at UTSW, our lab has access to all 18 core facilities on campus with the latest equipment and technologies.
Potential projects include:
(1) Develop genetically targeted functional MRI methods;
(2) Investigate celltype-specific circuit-specific dynamic functional connectivity in awake animals;
(3) Study the reward and learning system by integrating multimodal technologies – fMRI, electrophysiology, optogenetics – in health and brain disorders, such as addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Parkinson’s disease;
(4) Innovative projects initiated by a postdoctoral trainee while aligning with the general goal of the lab.
- Biomedical engineering/bioengineering, or equivalent doctoral degree in neuroscience, electrical and computer engineering, biochemistry, or a related field
Highly motivated and talented candidates are welcome to apply. Background with MRI /Electrophysiology /Synthetic Biology will be a plus.
Interested applicants should send an email to Dr. Nan Li ([email protected]), with your CV, contact information for three references, and a brief statement of your research achievements, interests and career plans.