I13007—Neurology

Contact:

Mentor: Erik Roberson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, 1106 SHEL, 1825 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294.  205-996-6329, Fax 205-996-9436.  email:  eroberson@uab.edu


Postdoctoral Position - Synaptic Physiology in Neurodegenerative Disease

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Erik Roberson at the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders using synaptic physiology. Our work focuses on the neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia using mouse and cell models. A strong training background in electrophysiology is required, including experience with patch-clamp recordings. Candidates must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or both, and should be highly motivated and creative with a track record of productivity and excellent oral and written communication skills. Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references.


Postdocs in UAB News

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  • UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Obesity shows seeing, hearing and smelling others’ eating foods can cause low birthweight in offspring among mice.While studies have shown that what a mother eats during pregnancy can affect her offspring, it could be that what she sees others eating can also affect her offspring. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health explores the influence it has in a...

UAB Research News

  • The legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D., will be honored with the third annual memorial lecture, and a visit from four of the world’s top ID scholars.Four of the world’s most decorated scholars and influential researchers in the field of infectious diseases research will come to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to honor the legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D. At noon June 4, Anne Gershon, M.D., whose pioneering...

  • The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky...