POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY
We have established a collaboration with Alcino Silva (UCLA) to study
the molecular basis of long-term memory impairment in CREB mutant mice.
The laboratory in general studies gene expression in wild type, mutant,
and antisense treated rodents. We are using the cDNA approach to
establish gene expression profiles for learning and memory. The postdoc
will work in a project intending to define the gene expression
abnormalities in CREB mutant mice. The project will involve strong
interactions with Alcino Silva's group and visits to his laboratory to
learn electrophysiological, automated fear conditioning, and transgenic
mouse approaches. The molecular biology and biocomputational analyses
will be done at the University of Puerto Rico. In addition, we are
using a spatial discrimination learning paradigm and conditioned taste
aversion as behavioral tools at the University of Puerto Rico.
The position is available immediately. Please send (e-mail or fax) your
CV and the names and telephone numbers of three references.
Sandra Pena de Ortiz, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
University of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 23360
San Juan, P.R. 00931-3360
TEL: 787-764-0000, ext 2766
EMAIL: spena at upracd.upr.clu.edu