VisionScienceList: Postdoctoral Position in Visual Neurophysiology

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Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 10:53:06 PDT

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       Postdoctoral Position in Visual Neurophysiology

    A postdoctoral position in visual neurophysiology is available
    immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Dwayne Godwin. This position is
    made possible through a NIH training grant. We have several ongoing
    projects investigating the role of nitric oxide in visual development
    synaptic transmission, and an ongoing interest in the interaction of
    cortical and
    subcortical visual pathways. Our laboratory uses approaches that span
    the cellular and
    systems levels in studying visual processing. Techniques include
    brain slice physiology; infrared, low-light video microscopy, single and

    multielectrode recordings, and electrochemical detection of NO.
    Excellent facilities
    include a state of the art visualized patch suite with infrared DIC, an
    in vivo recording suite with visual stimulus generation, extensive
    histology core facilities that are adjacent to the lab, a calcium
    imaging core facility, and an energetic and attentive mentor. The Wake
    Forest University School of Medicine is located in Winston-Salem, North
    Carolina, one of the most desirable places to live in the US, within
    easy reach of the Smoky Mountains or the beach. The Department of
    Neurobiology and
    Anatomy is a close-knit group of approximately 30 investigators with a
    variety of research interests that spawn rich collaborative

    Applicants for NIH training program-sponsored fellowships must hold
    their Ph.D.,and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have
    not received more than two years of support from an NIH training grant.
    The training program consists of 11 faculty in the Department of
    Neurobiology and Anatomy, and the focus is on the development and
    organization of sensory systems, on the interactions among these
    systems, and with motor processes. The environment within the program is

    highly collaborative and emphasizes multidisciplinary training across
    sensory systems - approaches range from molecular studies to patch clamp

    recordings in brain slices and to electrophysiological studies in awake,

    behaving animals. In addition to excellent scientific training in a
    well-funded and collaborative environment, trainees will be closely
    mentored in other aspects of the scientific experience. Career
    development, and presentation skills are strongly emphased
    and grant writing in encouraged and supported. Applicants should
    call (336-716-9437) or email ( for further
    information and application requirements, and are welcomed to stop by
    posters at the neuroscience meeting.

    Dwayne W. Godwin, Ph.D.
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Medical Center Blvd.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1010

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