Position to study principles of synaptic networks of visual cortical circuits uncover new insights and broaden our understanding of cortical circuits

Date PostedMay 16, 2022
Faculty MemberBen Scholl
Position TypeNIH Grant
Number of Slots1
SchoolPerelman School of Medicine
DescriptionOur lab seeks postdocs or research scientists to help us uncover new insights and broaden our understanding of cortical circuits. We use in vivo multiphoton microscopy to resolve individual synapses and perform single-cell optogenetics, whole-cell patch-clamp and extracellular electrophysiology, two-photon FLIM, CRISPR-Cas9 genetic manipulations, stereotaxic surgical microinjections of virus and DNA. Using these techniques we study cortical computations, the early visual system, developmental mechanisms, and synaptic plasticity in the ferret model system.

We believe in building a fostering and supportive lab environment for people at all levels and backgrounds. We conduct curiosity-driven science aided by strong collaborations with a wide variety of scientists. People with a variety of backgrounds (physiology, computer science, engineering) are encouraged to apply. Experience with Matlab or Python is not required, but a major plus. Interest/ability to work with the ferret model is system is required. Our lab is located at the University of Pennsylvania in the beautiful city of Philadelphia (USA). If this type of research and work environment is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to reach out.

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Contact415 Curie Blvd, STE 217 CRB, University of Pennsylvania, 19104
Email: benjamin.scholl@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

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