19 Jan Postdoctoral Scholar, Neuroscience Research Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center
Postdoctoral Scholar, Neuroscience Research
Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center
Dr. Alexander Rabchevsky Lab
Anticipated Start Date: February 01, 2022
What does your lab study and what techniques do you use?
We employ rodent models of spinal cord injury to test potential therapeutics. We utilize biochemistry, pharmacology and transplantation strategies to promote ‘mitochondrial bioenergetics’ and ‘neuroprotection’ and behavioral recovery after contusion injuries. We also test drug delivery systems to treat uncontrolled ‘muscle spasticity’ or hypertensive ‘autonomic dysreflexia’ after more chronic complete transection injuries. Methodologies we employ are spinal cord microsurgery and injuries, post-operative animal care, telemetric cardiophysiological and EMG recordings, histology, immunohistochemistry, western blot, qPCR, standard cell culturing protocols.
How will the postdoctoral scholar/fellow contribute to the lab?
Help to carry out funded studies testing the effects of various pharmacological treatments on the incidence and severity of autonomic dysfunction in rodent spinal cord injury models. This is also an opportunity for career development through competitive grant applications during the funded period.
What skills/experience should a successful applicant have?
We seek applicants with basic experience or capacity to undertake, with guidance, small animal handling, post-operative animal care, histology, immunohistochemistry, western blot, qPCR, standard cell culturing protocols, microsurgery (spinal cord injury), telemetric cardiophysiological monitoring and EMG recordings.
Interested applicants can send a short paragraph describing research interests and a CV by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lab Website: https://physiology.med.uky.edu/users/agrab