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Postdoctoral Fellow in the Neural Connectivity Development in Physiology and Disease Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Job Description

The Neural Connectivity Development in Physiology and Disease Laboratory at the Burke-Cornell Neurological Institute, led by Yutaka Yoshida, Ph.D., is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with laboratory experience in either molecular biology or neuroscience. The Yoshida laboratory is interested in formation, function, and regeneration of motor circuits controlling locomotor and skilled movements. We especially study descending motor circuits including corticospinal circuits using various techniques such as molecular biology, mouse genetics, trans-synaptic viruses, optogenetic and chemogenetic tools, and spinal cord injury.

Recent representative publications from the Yoshida lab:

  1. Yoshida Y., Isa T. (2018). Neural and genetic basis of dexterous hand movements. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 52, 25-32. 
  2. Ueno M., Ueno-Nakamura, Y., Li J, Gu Z., Niehaus J., Maezawa M., Crone S.A., Goulding M., Baccei M.L., and Yoshida Y. (2018). Corticospinal circuits from the sensory and motor cortex differentially regulate skilled movements through distinct interneurons. Cell Reports, 23, 1286-1300
  3. Gu Z., Sarrad N., Ueno M., Liang M., Li J., Enquist L.W., Baccei M.R., Martin J.H., and Yoshida Y. (2017). Skilled movements require non-apoptotic Bax/Bak pathway-mediated corticospinal circuit reorganization. Neuron, 94, 626-641.
  4. Gu Z., Kalamboglas J., Yoshioka S., Han W., Zhuo L., Imamura Kawasawa Y., Pochareddy S., LiZ., Liu F., Xu X., Wijeratne S., Ueno M., Blatz E., Salomone J., Kumanogoh A., Rasin M.R., Gebelein B., Weirauch M.T., Sestan N., Martin J.H., and Yoshida Y. (2017). Control of species-dependent cortico-motoneuronal connections underlying manual dexterity, Science, 357, 400-404.
  5. Imai F., Chen X., Weirauch M.T., and Yoshida Y. (2016). Requirement of Dicer in maintenance of monosynaptic sensory-motor circuits in the spinal cord. Cell Reports, 17, 2163-72.
  6. Ueno M., Ueno-Nakamura Y., Niehaus J., Popovich P.G., and Yoshida Y. (2016). Silencing spinal interneurons inhibits immune suppressive autonomic reflexes caused by spinal cord injury. Nature Neuroscience, 19, 784-787.

How to Apply

To apply, interested candidates should complete the online application, upload a cover letter, a resume/CV, and include three contacts for references.

About the Institute

At the Burke Neurological Institute in White Plains, New York, just 35 minutes outside of New York City, we bring hope to those living with neurological disabilities caused by a host of afflictions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. Our world-class neuroscience helps people see, remember, talk, write, and walk again. Hope demands innovation and brilliant science, and every day with our academic affiliate, Weill Cornell Medicine, we transform groundbreaking research into promising neurological treatments.

Burke Neurological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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Lab Director
Neural Connectivity Development in Physiology and Disease Laboratory
Burke Neurological Institute
Assistant Professor