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[Celegans] Postdoctoral Position-Neural Circuit Development in C. elegans

Chiou-Fen Chuang via celegans%40net.bio.net (by chug6c from cchmc.org)
Thu Apr 12 16:02:40 EST 2007

A postdoctoral position is available in the Chuang laboratory in the 
Division of Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital 
Research Foundation.  We are interested in understanding the 
molecular mechanisms by which neurons differentiate and assemble into 
functional circuits, using the small roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans 
as an experimental organism (Chuang and Bargmann 2005, Chuang et. 
al., 2007).  The lab uses a multidisciplinary approach that 
integrates genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, 
electrophysiology and live imaging to address this question.  To 
learn more about the lab, please visit 

This position involves the study of a gap junction network that 
coordinates left-right neuronal asymmetry.  Prior experience in C. 
elegans is helpful but not a prerequisite.  Applicants should have a 
Ph.D. degree (for less than three years) in genetics, cell biology, 
molecular biology, neurobiology, biochemistry or similar with 
experience in molecular biology techniques.  Interested candidates 
please send a brief cover letter describing research experience, CV, 
and names and contact information of three references to Dr. 
Chiou-Fen Chuang at Chiou-Fen.Chuang from cchmc.org.


Chuang, C.-F., VanHoven, M. K., Fetter, R. D., Verselis, V. K., and 
Bargmann, C. I.  An
innexin-dependent cell network establishes left-right neuronal 
asymmetry in C. elegans. Cell, in press.

Chuang, C.-F. and Bargmann, C. I. (2005).  A Toll-interleukin 1 
repeat protein at the synapse specifies asymmetric odorant receptor 
expression via ASK1 MAPKKK signaling.  Genes & Dev. 19, 270-281.

Chiou-Fen Chuang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Developmental Biology
Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 7007
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
(513) 803-0046 (office)
(513) 636-8117 (lab)
(513) 636-4317 (fax)
Chiou-Fen.Chuang from cchmc.org

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