A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Alessandra d’Azzo in the Department of Genetics. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to study biological mechanisms involved in neurodegeneration associated with premature aging. The d’Azzo lab uses animal models of pediatric lysosomal storage diseases to dissect mechanisms of pathogenesis downstream of lysosomal enzymes and their substrates that result in loss in neural cell proteostasis, and parallel adult neurodegenerative conditions of protein aggregation, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The candidate must have a strong background in molecular and cell biology, specifically in neurobiology.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. and have published in peer-reviewed journals. A prerequisite is experience in basic methods of molecular and cell biology, and biochemistry.
In addition, the candidate is expected to work comfortably in a highly cooperative lab environment.
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