[visionlist] Postdoctoral position - Northwestern University
ferster at northwestern.edu
Wed Sep 19 13:48:07 GMT 2007
I currently have a postdoctoral fellowship position available in my
laboratory at the Northwestern University Department of Neurobiology
and Physiology. Our interests center on the neuronal circuitry of the
visual cortex and how it performs the computations that generate
cortical receptive field properties. Experiments combine intra- and
extracellular recording from single neurons, 2-photon imaging, and
Recent projects have addressed mechanisms underlying contrast
invariance of orientation tuning, cross-orientation suppression,
surround suppression, direction selectivity, spatial integration in
complex cells, and synaptic depression at the thalamocortical synapse.
Finn, I.M., Priebe, N.J. and Ferster, D. (2007) The emergence of
contrast-invariant orientation tuning in simple cells of the cat
visual cortex. Neuron 54:137-152. [view]
Priebe, N.J. and Ferster, D. (2006) Mechanisms underlying cross-
orientation suppression in cat primary visual cortex. Nature
Neuroscience 9:552-561. [view]
Boudreau, C.E. and Ferster, D. (2005) Short-term synaptic depression
in thalamocortical synapses of the cat primary visual cortex. Journal
of Neuroscience 25:7179-7190. [view]
Priebe, N.J. and Ferster, D. (2005) Direction-selectivity of
excitation and inhibition in simple cells of the cat primary visual
cortex Neuron 45:133-145. [view]
Priebe, N.J., 1, Mechler, F., Carandini, M. and, Ferster, D. (2004)
The contribution of the action potential threshold to the dichotomy
between V1 simple and complex cells. Nature Neuroscience.
A strong quantitative background, experience in cellular or central
nervous system electrophysiology, experience in computer programming
(LabVIEW and Matlab), or background in computational neuroscience
would be an advantage.
Applications or inquiries to:
ferster at northwestern.edu.
Professor, Neurobiology and Physiology
2205 Tech Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
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