Post-doctoral position available to study spinal cord mechanisms with
state-of-the-art methods. Special emphasis of the research project is
on the role of glutamate receptors in defining the functional
properties of sensory input from different primary afferent nerve
fibers. The effects of various pain models, e.g. nerve section,
chronic constriction injury, cutaneous inflammation and tumor necrosis
factor, on glutamate receptors in the spinal cord will be also studied
using immunocytochemistry and postembedding colloidal gold at the
light and electron microscopic level. Send C.V. and name of
references to Aldo Rustioni, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 275199.
Telephone: 919-9661277. Fax: 919-9661856. E.mail:
rustioni at med.unc.edu.