Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Myelin in Inner Ear Repair

Application ends: April 29, 2024
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Job Description

Several NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Corfas Lab at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute of the University of Michigan to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating the formation, plasticity, degeneration, and repair of the inner ear, with a focus on synaptic and myelin biology.

Areas of research include:
The effects of noise, aging, and sleep deprivation on cochlear synapses and hearing.
The roles of neuronal activity on auditory nerve myelination.
Virus-mediated gene therapy for age-related and noise-induced hearing loss.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Neuroscience or equivalent, a solid background in cell-molecular biology, and expertise in imaging (light and/or EM) and auditory physiology. Experience with viral-mediated gene therapy and inner ear delivery is highly desirable.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae, research interests, and names of three references to Corfas@med.umich.edu.

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