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PhD Position in Zebrafish Neuroscience

Posted by , on 11 November 2021

Location: West Lafayette, IN, USA

Closing Date: 31 December 2021

The Robles laboratory at Purdue University is seeking creative and highly motivated PhD student scholars to work within our group studying the development and function of visual circuits in the larval zebrafish.

Our group focuses on understanding the development and function of genetically identified circuits in the visual system. We use the zebrafish as experimental model, and integrate molecular, cellular, and behavioral ad clinical data. One area of focus is how complex response properties of visual neurons in the brain are generated from retinal inputs with simple responses.  In parallel, we are examining how genetic mutations related to autism spectrum disorders affect visual neuron structure and function in the zebrafish. Our ultimate goal is to connect our studies of fundamental mechanisms to understand nervous system disorders in humans.

Qualifications & skills

– Undergraduate studies in biology, neuroscience, or related sciences, physics, engineering or computer science

– Candidates for all position should have a strong inner drive, independence, and willingness to work in a highly interdisciplinary team

–Good command of the English language


Estuardo Robles

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Purdue University

Start date: 15 August 2022

Closing Date: 31 December 2021

Scientific fields: Neural development

Model systems: Zebrafish

Duration: Fixed term

Minimum qualifications: Bachelors

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