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Positions

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral position focused on dissecting the neuronal circuits of emotion and adaptive behavior is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan P. Fadok at Tulane University.

The lab is broadly interested in how the brain generates and controls emotional primitives and the adaptive behaviors that subsequently arise from such internal states. We investigate these phenomena by dissecting neuronal circuits at the level of identified cell types and projection pathways. We are especially interested in understanding how brain regions interact to influence the acquisition of emotionally-laden experiences. Furthermore, we are working to bridge the gap between basic science and medicine by using applied methods based on our basic research findings. We utilize a combination of large-scale in vivo recordings of neuronal activity (single-unit electrophysiology and deep brain calcium imaging) and functional manipulations (e.g. optogenetics) during freely moving behavioral assays. We also incorporate modern neuroanatomical tracing techniques, such as cell-type specific anterograde and retrograde methods..



 







Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 • psych@tulane.edu