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  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: Tulane University is an equal opportunity employer.