Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dr. XiaoChing Li’s lab at the Neuroscience Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neural circuit development, sensitive period plasticity, and vocal learning in the songbird, using it as a model for speech and language development and related neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autisms. Recently we identified miRNAs that regulate the expression of FOXP2, a gene when mutated, causing speech and language impairments in humans. Current projects include investigating the roles of miRNAs-FOXP2 gene network in gene regulation, dendritic and synaptic development, neurogenesis, and vocal learning behavior. A multidisciplinary approach including molecular biology, genomics, imaging, and animal behavior approaches will be used. Energetic and self-motivated individuals with a recent PhD in neuroscience or related fields are…

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