The primary role played by the postdoctoral fellow is to independently compare how secondary insults after traumatic brain injury not only worsen cognition and motor activity but also increase damage to lungs, gut, and kidney. The main secondary injury we study is simulated flight, focusing on the substantial reduction in barometric pressure that occurs in aircraft cabins during aeromedical transport. We also analyze the effects of different inspired oxygen concentrations on mortality and morbidity in these paradigms. Thus, our research is both highly translational and grounded in molecular mechanisms of cell death and dysfunction.
Laboratory Group: The group consists of three faculty members, two postdoctoral fellows, a Laboratory Manager, an MS student, and several Research Specialists. The principal investigator has over 35 years of experience in biochemical-based research directed primarily at ischemic and traumatic brain injury with emphasis on altered mitochondrial energy metabolism and oxidative stress.
PhD or MD with at least two years of neuroscience experience using quantitative neuropathology and immunohistochemistry. Extensive experience using quantitative microscopy is required. Additional experience with lab techniques such as qPCR, immunoblots, and magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy is welcome. Experience with small animal behavior assays is also helpful.
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