The Division of Integrative Neuroscience of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons is seeking to fill the position of Associate Research Scientist. The position is to study how ketamine, a rapid-acting, still experimental antidepressant is a prophylactic against depressive-like behavior. These projects will utilize a number of transgenic lines, to include a novel transgenic mouse line in which cells activated during learning can be indelibly labeled with a reporter. Please see our lab website for current funding and publications: cadennylab.com
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and apply optogenetic and whole-brain immunohistochemical techniques to study the mechanisms of how ketamine can protect against depressive-like behavior. Furthermore, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop novel techniques in order to rescue the behavioral deficits seen in these models.
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