Conduct scientific research as a member of a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional team. It is expected that the individual will have the ability to perform the procedures without direct supervision and record the progress and outcome of the experiments. Train other investigators in the electrophysiology assays and analyses. Provide expertise in electrophysiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics and animal behavior. Use whole cell recording and pharmacological tools combined with optogenetics to study hypothalamic circuits and cellular targets that are regulated by estradiol, leptin and insulin in transgenic mouse models. The laboratory has a track record of developing new ligands and identifying unique cellular targets of hormone actions.
Acquire and analyze microscopy images using dark field, confocal and fluorescence microscopy
Pursue new and innovative approaches for studying hypothalamic control of homeostatic functions
Investigate peptidergic signaling pathways in hypothalamic neurons
Independently design and perform experiments to identify and manipulate genes using CRISPR/Cas9 technology
Provides training and guidance to other investigators
Mentoring students within lab
Managing and training lab technicians within the lab
Attend and present technical status reports at group meetings and seminars. Give oral presentations of research findings at national and international scientific conferences. Prepare results for publication in scientific journals and presentations at seminars.
Some weekend and evening work needed for experiments
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