Postdoc job posting

Goldman, Dan neuroman at
Tue Feb 27 13:01:47 EST 2001

Postdoctoral Positions-University of Michigan

Postdoctoral positions available immediately to study CNS 
development and regeneration in zebrafish.  Transgenic zebrafish 
harboring the alpha 1 tubulin gene's promoter driving green 
fluorescent protein expression have been created.  Transgene GFP 
expression is induced in developing neuroblasts and differentiating 
neurons.  As the nervous system matures this expression is 
suppressed, except in neural stem cells.  In addition, damage to 
the adult fish CNS results in transgene re-expression in those 
neurons able to regenerate their damaged axons.  We are using 
these fish as models for identifying mechanisms mediating CNS 
development and regeneration.  Projects include a mutagenesis 
screen of transgenic fish to identify important regulators of CNS 
development and regeneration, and identification and 
characterization of signaling pathways mediating transgene 
induction during CNS development and following injury. Candidates 
should have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. and a strong background 
in molecular genetics, molecular biology, or developmental biology. 
Please send a statement of research interests and 3 letters of 
reference to:  

Daniel Goldman
Mental Health Research Inst.
University of Michigan
205 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
phone: 734-936-2057
fax: 734-647-4130
email: neuroman at

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