Alzheimer's Disease: Advanced Microscopy / Neuronal Cell Biology

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available immediately for highly motivated individuals to participate in Alzheimer's disease research. Successful candidates will investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms of AD risk factors, and AD-associated synaptic abnormalities using transgenic and knock-out mouse models as well as rodent primary cultures and human iPSC-derived neurons and glia.


Ambitious scientists who join our team will avail themselves of the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and train with experienced molecular, cellular, and translational neuroscientists investigating various aspects of the nervous system function and dysfunction.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or MD., Ph.D. in a related field and a strong background in synaptic physiology or advanced microscopy applications. Only candidates with demonstrated experience in super-resolution / live-cell imaging, neuronal protein trafficking, genomics/proteomics/ bioinformatics, or iPSC technology, by way of at least one publication, will be considered for these positions. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong publication record. Researchers with substantial postdoctoral experience will be considered for an appropriate level of appointment.


Recent Lab Publications:


De Rossi P et al.,  Cell Reports. 30(10):3520-3535, 2020.

De Rossi P et al., J. Biol. Chem. 294(12):4477-4487, 2019.

De Rossi P et al., Brain Pathology, 29(4):485-501, 2019.

Andrew RJ et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 114(45):E9665-E9674, 2017.


Interested applicants should send their CV, a statement of motivation/research interest, and the names of three referees.


Prof. Gopal Thinakaran

Department of Molecular Medicine

Associate Director of Research, Neuroscience Institute

Associate Dean for Neuroscience Research

E-mail: thinakaran at