Postdoctoral position in epilepsy, autism and electrophysiology (University of Michigan)


We are looking for intelligent, pleasant, highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who have a training background in electrophysiology and interests in epilepsy and autism. We are using a variety of tools to understand how neurodevelopmental perturbation leads to epilepsy and autistic spectrum disorders. We take advantage of genome editing tools and iPSCs/hESCs to model human diseases in vivo and in vitro. We are planning to use silicon probes and/or miniscope in epileptic and autistic rodents to interrogate the cortical states and dynamics with aims to understand neuronal microcircuit dynamics, macrocircuit connectivity and behavior to connect between the level of molecular, cellular, networks and animal behavior.

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Dr. Yu Wang, Email:

We are heavily collaborating with Jack Parent, Geoffrey Murphy and Brendon Watson whose labs are located at the same floor. They are smart and cool people, and it is fun to work with them. As such, collaborative applicants are highly valued

Experience with silicon probe recording and/or miniscope is desired. Experience with brain slice physiology will also be a good fit.

About Department of Neurology, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan and the Taubman Medical Research Institute provide an outstanding and extremely collaborative biomedical research environment. The Taubman Medical Research Institute is in the heart of University of Michigan medical campus and basic science campus. It has a large group of scientists with expertise in genetics, stem cell, development, immunology and electrophysiology. The multi-disciplinary and interactive environment encourages collaborations and there is an extraordinary number of ongoing projects using mouse models and stem cells to study human diseases.