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Postdoctoral Position in behavioral neuroscience at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Posted by on September 5th, 2016

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying social behavior using zebrafish models at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), Cambridge, USA. The goal of the study is to identify genetic and neural basis of social behavior in zebrafish. Education and preferred qualifications: Ph.D. (completed or near completion) in behavioral neuroscience or related[…]

August in preprints

Posted by on September 5th, 2016

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See June’s post for background, and let us know if we missed anything It was another bumper month for preprints, as bioRxiv’s Richard Sever celebrated:     This month we found three pieces on the development of the spinal cord, three investigations into gene expression networks in the[…]

This month on the Node

Posted by on September 5th, 2016

August was meant to be a quiet month, with researchers (in Europe, at least)  leaving the lab for a well earned break and winding down before the start of the academic year…but here on the Node we’ve had another bumper month full of diverse content. Happy reading!   Meetings   We had a wonderful report from Joaquín Navajas[…]

Assistant Professor Tenure Track Faculty, Division of Developmental Biology (DB) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016

Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position in the Division of Developmental Biology (DB) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).  DB is home to a large community of developmental biologists (please visit our web site at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/d/dev-biology/default/). We are a highly collaborative interdisciplinary group of basic scientists and clinicians studying[…]

The people behind the papers: Kristen Koenig & Jeffrey Gross

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016

Today’s paper is from the latest issue of Development and  introduces the squid Doryteuthis pealeii as a lophotrochozoan model for eye development. And the people are PI Jeffrey Gross, Director of the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration and Professor of Ophthalmology and Developmental Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, and lead author Kristen Koenig, who has[…]

A Tale of Trunks or Zen and the art of doing a PhD

Posted by on September 1st, 2016

The story of this paper is also the story of my PhD. It begins as most papers and PhDs do: with a distinct and often unrelated starting project or plan. It is great to have a plan. But time and luck and data bend and twist the plan; until it finally breaks and you end[…]

A day in the life of a ctenophore lab

Posted by on September 1st, 2016

Who are we? Hi, my name is Ruairi Kavanagh and I’m a Master’s student at Plymouth University. For my dissertation I am based in The Marine Biological Association (MBA). I am carrying out my research in the recently established Burkhardt Lab. Our lab’s research is focused on tracing the origin and evolution of synaptic proteins,[…]