The Poulain lab (www.poulainlab.org) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC seeks talented and motivated postdocs! We use zebrafish as a vertebrate model system and a unique combination of genetic, embryological and live imaging approaches to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and degeneration during the formation of neural circuits in vivo. Specific projects include single-cell topographic transcriptomics and the formation of topographic maps, role of neural activity in topographic map plasticity, role of cell adhesion in axon developmental degeneration, and spatio-temporal control of trans-axonal degeneration signaling.
Candidates should hold a PhD in neurobiology or neuroscience and have a strong interest in neural development. Significant experience in molecular biology, genetics and fluorescence imaging approaches is required. Experience with zebrafish is desired but not mandatory. Interested candidates should email their resume/CV, the names and contact information of 3 references, and a cover letter explaining their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org