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Developmental Neuroscience

Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia

Position Description:

The Gallo laboratory has an open, NIH-funded position for a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the mechanisms underlying glial progenitor development and regeneration in the early postnatal and adult brain (see Hammond et al, Neuron, 2014, 81: 588-602; Zanouzi et al., Nat. Neurosci., 2015, 18: 674-682; Morton et al., Science Translational Medicine, Jan 25;9(374), and visit ). The Gallo lab is a very collegial and collaborative environment, utilizing multiple cutting-edge techniques, including advanced neuroanatomy, developmental analysis of neural cells in vivo and in vitro, molecular genetics, TRAP and RNAseq, optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology, and animal neurobehavioral analysis in normal and genetically modified mice.

The lab is part of the Center for Neuroscience Research a Children’s National - a vibrant and collegial environment dedicated to understanding neurodevelopment in health and disease. Trainees will have access to excellent core facilities and services, including microscopic imaging, high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, and behavior. Additionally, trainees are able to attend career development workshops and hear seminars from pre-eminent scholars in the field. Outstanding mentorship is provided to all trainees. Further, collaborations with other labs present the opportunity to learn alternate techniques, such as in vivo Ca2+ imaging, generation of iPSCs and organoids, and single cell sequencing.


The position will be open any time in 2019. Experience in developmental neuroscience, in vivo and in vitro analysis of glia, or in animal models of brain injury is preferred but not required. Candidates must have attained, or will soon attain, a PhD in neuroscience, cell/developmental biology or other related fields.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail a CV along with contact info for 3 references to:

Vittorio Gallo, PhD
Center for Neuroscience Research
Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20010