A postdoc position of Neurodevelopmental biology at Children’s National in Washington DC
Hashimoto-Torii lab at Children’s National Health System in Washington DC has an opening postdoc position supported by NIH funding. This position will be paid according to the NIH payscale. Health insurance and other benefits will be provided by Children’s National.
This position seeks a person who has a strong background in molecular biology, stem cell biology or systems biology.
The Hashimoto-Torii lab seeks to understand how an adverse prenatal environment interacts with genetic predisposition, thereby increasing disease susceptibility after birth. Harmful conditions, such as hypoxia, exposure to excessive levels of heavy metals, and maternal smoking and alcohol intake are thought to reprogram normal fetal brain development and consequently increase the incidence of many childhood disorders, including lower birth weight, SIDS, pediatric epilepsy, schizophrenia and ADHD. However, the mechanisms underlying such reprogramming remain unknown. With a focus on the cerebral cortex, the team tackles this question through a combination of wet (biochemistry, electrophysiology, in vivo imaging) and dry (bioinformatics) analyses using mouse and human research models. The lab is also testing novel drugs and devices to improve behavioral problems in the offspring after in utero exposure to harmful agents.
If interested, please send a statement of your research interests and career goals, along with your CV and contact information of at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kazue Hashimoto-Torii, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research
Children's Research Institute, Children's National Health System
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
111 Michigan Avenue, N.W.,
Washington DC, 20010-2970
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