Postdoc in retinal circuit mapping - Northwestern University
Northwestern University - Chicago, IL

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A postdoctoral position is available starting November 1, 2013, in the lab of Dr. Gregory Schwartz in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Physiology at Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, Il. The research focus of the lab involves mapping the neural circuits of the mouse retina and determining how they transform light inputs into the spike outputs of retinal ganglion cells.

Our primary experimental paradigm involves measuring light responses from retinal neurons and synaptic connectivity between them using whole cell patch-clamp recordings. Specific cell types can be targeted under multi-photon illumination while the retina is stimulated precisely with a custom-built projection system. Additional techniques include confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry and computational modeling. For more details about our methodology and approach see Nature Neuroscience 15 , 1572-1580 (2012).

To apply, send an email to Dr. Gregory Schwartz (gregws@uw.edu). Please include a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references.

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