A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Retinal Circuits Development and Genetics Unit of the National Eye Institute on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The goal of our research is to understand how visual circuits develop and how they function. More specifically, we study the diversification of Retinal Ganglion Cells (RGC), the neurons that relay visual information from the eye to the brain. We are using genetic manipulations in mice to label RGC populations, describe their dendritic anatomy, axonal projections to the brain, physiological properties, and functions within the neuronal circuit. The successful candidate will participate in this general effort, with an emphasis on the analysis of development and function of RGC cell types. Experience in molecular or developmental biology, systems neuroscience, visual behavior, or electrophysiology will be considered a plus, as the project might involve a combination of questions and approaches from these fields.
Additional information about our research, together with a list of current publications can be found on the unit web site: nei.nih.gov/intramural/retinal_circuit
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