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Postdoctoral Associate

SUNY Upstate Medical University - Psychiatry
Syracuse, New York
NIH postdoctoral pay scale
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Nov 19, 2023

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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Postdoctoral associate positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Wei-Dong Yao in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, to study neural mechanisms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). One project focuses on synaptic and circuit basis of lost empathy and compassion associated with behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD) using slice electrophysiology, behavioral, and in vivo optogenetics and chemogenetics in FTD mouse models (for recent example publication please see Phillips et al., Neuron 111:797). Another project focuses on molecular pathogenic mechanisms of novel FTD-causing genetic mutations in newly generated in vitro and in vivo models, using molecular, cellular, electrophysiological, and behavioral approaches (for example publications please see Gascon et al., Nat Med 20:1444; Choi et al., Nat Neurosci 22:851; Zajicek et al., Mol Psychiatry 27:2414). Successful candidates will hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree in neuroscience, cell biology or related fields and have significant experience in electrophysiology, molecular cellular biology, and/or mouse behavior. Applicants should send a CV, a personal statement describing past work and research interests, and names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Wei-Dong Yao at


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