Position overviewPosition title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Open date: August 26, 2022
Most recent review date: Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Dec 16, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology invite applications for postdoctoral scholars in vision research to study “The Role of Corneal and Retinal Innervation in Pain and Photoallodynia.” Our laboratory seeks to understand the neural pathways underlying ocular surface pain and light sensitivity using multidisciplinary experimental approaches including neuro-anatomical, behavioral and in vivo and ex vivo imaging approaches. The laboratory uses clinically-relevant mouse models of photoallodynia, including migraine and corneal surface damage, to study shared and independent pathways. We and others recently identified a novel trigeminal pathway that in conjunction with retinal pathways, contributes to light sensitivity and corneal mechanical sensitivity. In complementary goals, the laboratory is generating a comprehensive anatomical and functional map of corneal-trigeminal innervation underlying blink, lacrimation and nociception. The candidate will lead existing research projects in design, execute and analyze experiments at the cellular and molecular level, as well as present at scientific meetings and write manuscripts for peer reviewed publication.
Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
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