Neurophysiology of Hypothalamic Neuroendocrine Cells
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Position supported on NIH grant available immediately for up to 5 years to
study the synaptic and hormonal regulation of neuroendocrine neurons of the
hypothalamus. Projects include the study of glutamate, GABA and noradrenergic
synaptic regulation and plasticity, cell-specific membrane conductances,
and steroid hormone modulation of neurons in the hypothalamic paraventricular
and supraoptic nuclei (e.g., see Fáncsik et al., J Neurosci, 20:3067,
2000; Luther et al., J Neuroendocrinol, 14:929, 2002; Di et al., J Neurosci,
2003, in press). Experiments involve patch clamp recordings in acute slices
in combination with Ca2+ imaging, single-cell RT-PCR and immunocytochemistry.
Experience with electrophysiological techniques preferred, but not required.
See http://www.tulane.edu/~tasker/homepage/taskerhome.htm. Send CV
and 3 letters of recommendation to: Jeffrey Tasker, Ph.D., Department
of Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118,
tel: (504) 862-8726, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tulane University is an equal