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Postdoctoral position available NEURAL BASIS OF FEAR

Posted by: Institute of Biomedical Sciences - University of So Paulo

Posted date: Sep-16-2015

Location: So Paulo-SP, Brazil

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mso-ansi-language:EN;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Anatomy at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – University of São Paulo. As part of our research grant funded by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), the aim of the project is </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:
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Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:
AR-SA">to investigate the signaling paths involved in fear memory to predatory threats. Signaling paths related to corticosteroids, noradrenaline and glutamate are good candidates to be involved in mediating plastic changes in neurons in the lateral amygdala, a critical site to store fear memory. Moreover, previous studies have also shown the involvement of mTOR (</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";
mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:
PT-BR;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">mammalian target of rapamycin) – as involved in controlling protein synthesis related to memory acquisition – and the PKMzeta – as  related to the stabilization of memory processing. In the present study, we shall investigate the involvement of the signaling paths related to NMDA, glucocorticoids and beta-adrenergic receptors, as well as the potential role of mTOR and PKMzeta</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";
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EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"> </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;
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mso-ansi-language:EN;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">The ideal post-doctoral candidate should have previous experience in analyzing fear and anxiety related behaviors. Experience with techniques such as tissue dissection, as well as signaling paths analysis is also desirable. The candidate should also display the potential to be trained as an independent investigator and apply for independent funding. The candidates should contact Prof. Newton Canteras by e-mail </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">(</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span lang="EN-US"><a href="mailto:newton(at)usp.br" target="_blank">newton(at)usp.br</a>). <br />
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Job Title Postdoctoral position available NEURAL BASIS OF FEAR
Post Details
Email newton(at)icb.usp.br
Employer's Website www.icb.usp.br
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Anatomy
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location So Paulo-SP, Brazil
Key Words postodc, neurosciences, bejavior, fear,
Start Date january - 2016
Salary $ 24.000.00
Deadline Oct-15-2015