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Postdoctoral Scholar Research
University of South Florida in the Tampa, Florida
Date Posted 09/14/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline 09/26/2020
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$50,004 - $64,008 a year
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Department Number/Name: 0-6144-000 / Molecular Medicine

College/Division: USF Health- Morsani College of Medicine

Salary Plan: Temporary

Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar Research

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $50,004 - $64,008 annual


Electrophysiological characterization of APP-mediated synaptic plasticity in Alzheimer's disease mouse models .

NIH funded postdoctoral positions are available immediately to highly motivated individuals to participate in ongoing studies on Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our laboratory is focusing on the idea that Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) could act as a receptor molecule and mediate intracellular signaling cascade under the regulation of g-secretase activity. We identified an interaction between APP intracellular domain and the heterotrimeric G-protein subunit Ga S that affects axodendritic outgrowth in AD mouse models. We established that APP-mediated signaling could have profound consequences on brain plasticity and rescue memory decline in AD mouse models . To complement our ongoing investigations, we seek to understand whether the cognitive improvement is associated with changes in regional brain plasticity that underlies a function of APP and its metabolites using electrophysiological examination of well-characterized AD mouse models.

Relevant publications :

Deyts et al., Journal of Neuroscience , 2012. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5433-11.2012

Deyts, Thinakaran, & Parent, Trends in Pharmacological Sciences , 2016. doi: 10.1016/

Deyts et al., eLife , 2016. doi: 10.7554/eLife.15645

Deyts et al., Cell Reports , 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.03.087

  • Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and train with experienced molecular, cellular, developmental, and behavior neuroscientists investigating various aspects of the nervous system function and dysfunction. These positions are available for up to 3-5 years.



  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or MD. Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited institution, and a strong background in neurobiology, molecular/cellular biology, or mouse behavior. Must meet university criteria for appointment at the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow.


  • The candidate should have a keen interest in understanding complex mechanisms underlying memory formation and storage in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Previous experience in synaptic physiology, cell culture system, brain expression of viral proteins, or optogenetic approach will be an asset.
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This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 25103

Posting Date: 05/07/2020- original posting date

Posting End Date: 09/26/2020 (Previous applicants need not reapply)

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The University of South Florida System is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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