GRADUATE POSITION in neurophysiology of
To study roles of motor cortex and
thalamus in control of locomotion. Experiments involve multiple single cell recordings in cats
walking on complex terrains. That is supplemented with recordings of body
kinematics and effects of local drug applications. The question being addressed
is how people and animals use vision to step precisely during locomotion.
Specifically, how the motor cortex and the motor thalamus participate in
adjustment of steps in order to avoid or to intercept objects detected by
vision. Learn more.
Strong background in physics, math,
and computer applications is required. Good writing and programming skills, and
some background in chemistry and animal psychology are pluses. The candidate
must qualify for admission to the
University (ASU) graduate school and then to participate in the ASU/Barrow
PhD program in Neuroscience.
Send CV, names of three references,
unofficial undergraduate school transcripts, a list of all previous research
experiences, a detailed
description of any two of them, even if they were a part of a course
work, and description of future research interests to: Dr.
Beloozerova, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 85013;
Irina.Beloozerova@thebni.org. Applications are reviewed continuously.
Please see also
research opportunities at this laboratory web site, for a
list of required qualifications and details of application procedures.