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Alzheimer's Disease: Microglial Biology / Omics / Advanced Microscopy

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly motivated individual to participate in Alzheimer’s disease research. The successful candidate will investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms of AD risk factors and AD-associated microglial and neuronal abnormalities using transgenic and knock-out mouse models, 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 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 - by way of at least one publication - in microglial biology, super-resolution / live-cell imaging, neuronal protein trafficking, genomics/proteomics/bioinformatics, or iPSC technology will be considered for these positions. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong publication record, and researchers with substantial postdoctoral experience will be considered for an appropriate level of appointment.


Recent Lab Publications:

Sudwarts A et al., Mol. Neurodeg., 2022, 17(1):33.

De Rossi P et al., Cell Reports, 2020, 30(10):3520-3535.e7.

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


Follow this link to apply:


Prof. Gopal Thinakaran

Department of Molecular Medicine

CEO Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute

Associate Dean for Neuroscience Research

E-mail: thinakaran at

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