[Careers, Training, Awards and Funding] Faculty and Other positions

Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroscience
at the Case Western Reserve University

Positions are available to investigate 1) neuromuscular junction and related disorders and 2) synaptic plasticity and pathological mechanisms of brain disorders. For more information, please visit our lab’s website: http://case.edu/medicine/neurosciences/people/faculty/.
Candidates should have a PhD in life sciences and are self-motivated for high-quality research. Strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, and/or behavioral analysis is ideal but not essential. The Case Western Reserve University is a top 25 medical school in the US. Cleveland is an attractive, affordable, culturally rich, and diverse city. Interested candidates should send CV and a brief statement of research interests to Lin Mei at lin.mei@case.edu.
Selected articles:
Sun et al., Lrp4 in astrocytes modulates glutamatergic transmission. Nature Neuroscience 19:1010-1018, 2016.
Li et al., Enzymatic activity of the scaffold protein rapsyn for synapse formation. Neuron 92:1007-1019, 2016.
Tan et al., Dynamic ErbB4 activity in hippocampal-prefrontal synchrony and top-down attention in rodents. Neuron 98:380-393, 2018.
Shen et al., Motoneuron Wnts regulate neuromuscular junction development. eLife. 7, 2018 pii: e34625.
Zhao et al., Sarcoglycan Alpha Mitigates Neuromuscular Junction Decline in Aged Mice by Stabilizing Lrp4. J. Neurosci. 38:8860-8873, 2018. (Cover)
Dong et al., CUL3 Deficiency Causes Social Deficits and Anxiety-like Behaviors by Impairing Excitation-Inhibition Balance through the Promotion of Cap-Dependent Translation. Neuron 105: 475-490, 2020 (Cover; Preview by Chen & Maher, Neuron, 105:398-399, 2020).
Zhang et al., A role of low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4) in astrocytic Aβ clearance. J. Neurosci., 40:5347-5361, 2020.
Zhang et al., Neddylation is critical to cortical development by regulating Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 117:26448-26459, 2020
Chen et al., Neddylation of Nav1.1 is critical for the excitability of interneurons and seizure prevention. J. Clin. Invest. 131:e136956. 2021
Wang et al., The laterodorsal tegmentum-ventral tegmental area circuit controls depression-like behaviors by activating ErbB4 in DA neurons. Mol Psych (online), 2021 (Cover)
Xing et al., Membraneless condensates by Rapsn phase separation as a platform for neuromuscular junction formation. Neuron (in press), 2021