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NeuroEngineering | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Alex Williams
Neural circuits can exhibit remarkable stability (e.g., when supporting long-term memory) as well as flexibility (e.g., when supporting rapid learning). While neuroscientists have begun to individually characterize these two aspects of neural computation, developing more complete scientific...
NeuroEngineering | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Claire McLellan
Communication between cells in the nervous system regulates the senses, memory, and information processing. Using electrical and biochemical sensors, such as patch clamps, voltage-sensitive dyes, and calcium-sensitive dyes, scientists have mapped with extraordinary detail the interactions of the...
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Shixuan Liu
Adaptation to environmental variations is vital for animal survival. While short-lived organisms face unpredictable environmental fluctuations, long-lived animals are subject to regular and generally drastic environmental changes across different seasons. As an adaptation, many animals have evolved...
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Sriram Jayabal
Meta-learning, an old concept in psychology, is the ability of humans to improve the way they learn with experience.  Our previous experience of learning a skill makes us better at learning another, related skill. For instance, an athlete will learn a new sport faster than someone without the same...
NeuroHealth | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Claire Bedbrook
Aging is the number one risk factor for debilitating diseases such as neurodegeneration. Can manipulation of neurons in the brain alter the body’s physiological state to extend lifespan? Neuropeptides are key modulators of short-term homeostasis such as feeding, temperature, and sleep. But whether...
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Tal Iram
Dr. Iram will use brain intrinsic and systemic regulators of aging, in an attempt to accelerate maturation of human-derived brain organoids. This has the potential to produce the first ever aged human brain 3D cultures and identify factors which accelerate brain aging.
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Miguel Garcia
Dr. Miguel Garcia believes that identifying the mechanism of myelin wrapping is important in understanding neural development and is a critical first step towards creating much needed therapeutic approaches to stimulate remyelination in patients with demyelinating diseases.
NeuroEngineering | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Dante Muratore
Dr. Dante Muratore's goal is to design the next generation of neural interfaces that allow single-cell resolution when communicating with the nervous system. To achieve this, he has conceived a new way of reading information from the neural system.
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Jessica Nowicki
By performing a molecular and neural network analysis across behaviorally divergent pair bonding species, Dr. Jessica Nowicki will use the power of comparative analysis to reveal core mechanisms that regulate pair bonding.
NeuroDiscovery | Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Daniel Bear
Dr. Daniel Bear propose to augment state-of-the-art neural networks with two biologically-inspired properties: the ability to represent the physical world as it changes over time and the ability to learn from self-created signals rather than explicit human instruction.

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