We are seeking a highly motived postdoctoral fellow to study the unique roles of mitochondrial subpopulations in neurons. The lab is interested in understanding how compartmentalization of mitochondrial structure and function (or its loss) underlies neuronal development, aging and neurodegeneration. To accomplish this goal, the lab makes use of both in vitro and in vivo techniques including 2 photon microscopy on anesthetized and awake behaving mice, in utero electroporation, genetic or viral targeting of defined cell types, and proteomics. The lab is well equipped and is funded to support potential projects in this area via our recently awarded R35 grant from NIGMS. There is also the potential for qualified applicants to be accepted onto an NIA funded T32 training grant fellowship.
Interested postdocs and graduate students should contact Dr. Lewis using the contact page.