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Lab Manager/Research Assistant–Marine Invertebrate EvoDevo

Posted by on November 27th, 2020

We seek a motivated and organized individual to join the Lyons Lab (https://www.lyonslab.org/) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (https://scripps.ucsd.edu/) to serve as lab manger and research assistant.  The individual will assist the lab in funded projects on molluscan neurodevelopment, developmental gene regulatory networks, and biomineralization.  The successful candidate will be responsible for lab organization,[…]

Postdoc in neural stem cell metabolism – Francis Crick Institute, London

Posted by on October 19th, 2020

  A four year postdoctoral position in the lab of Alex Gould is now available. Previous work in the laboratory, using Drosophila, has shown that the neural stem cell niche plays a critical role in sparing the developing CNS from stresses such as nutrient restriction and hypoxia (PMID: 26451484, PMID: 21816278). We are now looking[…]

Graduate Student Position in Development of Brain Folding

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019

The Lawton Lab is seeking a talented and motivated graduate student to study the cell and tissue mechanics regulating cerebellar morphogenesis and brain folding.   The beautiful and robust folds of the human cerebral cortex and the cerebellum increase the synaptic volume and compartmentalize the neural circuits. We have previously shown that the murine cerebellum[…]

POSTDOC IN DEVELOPMENTAL METABOLISM (Francis Crick Institute, London)

Posted by on July 12th, 2019

Roles of metabolism in the developmental origins of health and longevity A postdoctoral research position funded by the Wellcome Trust is available in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Gould at the Francis Crick Institute in London. The lab works on the mechanisms by which dietary nutrients during development can have profound long-term effects upon adult[…]

Differentiating cells mechanically limit progenitor cells’ interkinetic nuclear migration to secure apical cytogenesis

Posted by on July 17th, 2018

Press release for Yuto Watanabe, Takumi Kawaue and Takaki Miyata‘s new Development paper   Key Points Developing brains use a mechanism like the Otoshi-buta (the drop lid), a kitchen wisdom. Differentiating cells in embryonic cerebral walls form a dense filter-like layer to mechanically barrier nuclei of neural stem cells. Loss of this barrier or fence results in[…]

Adult Neurogenesis 2018: Highlights -By Zubair Ahmed Nizamudeen

Posted by on June 29th, 2018

4WH Neurogenesis: What Where Why When and How? Neurogenesis is understood as the process by which neural stem cells (NSCs) produce new neurons. In the adult mammalian brain, this process is known to persist in two restricted locations- the dentate gyrus (DG) region of the hippocampus (see figure below) and the lateral walls of the[…]

The dorsal root of the matter: Using zebrafish to study the importance of movement on early brain growth

Posted by on May 8th, 2018

In our recent paper published in eLife, we found a novel form of movement-dependent neural feedback that drives early forebrain growth in zebrafish. In this article, I discuss the problems, solutions, and lucky breaks that led to our finding. I also end up giving the mighty zebrafish larvae the credit it so deserves.   A[…]

Abcam & the Node meeting reporter competition winner: Zubair Nizamudeen

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

Earlier in the year we and Abcam ran a competition to find a meeting reporter for the upcoming Abcam Adult Neurogenesis meeting to be held in Dresden in May. Today we are delighted to announce the winner: Zubair Nizamudeen, a PhD student in Virginie Sottile’s lab at the Wolfson STEM Centre, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK. Zubair’s[…]

Exploring the differences between mice and men during cerebral cortex development

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

Alzu’bi A, Lindsay SJ, Harkin LF, McIntyre J, Lisgo SN, Clowry GJ (2017) The transcription factors COUP-TFI and COUP-TFII have distinct roles in arealisation and GABAergic interneuron specification in the early human fetal telencephalon. Cerebral Cortex 27: 4677-4690.   One author’s perspective on the origins of this study (Gavin Clowry)   For me the origins[…]

PhD position in Cell Biology of Vertebrate Neurogenesis at the University of Manchester

Posted by on October 13th, 2017

Applications are invited from highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals for an MRC funded PhD position in the laboratory of Dr. Raman Das at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester. This position will commence in September 2018. The successful candidate will have or expect to obtain a first or upper-second class[…]