NIH R01 NINDS
McKnight Scholar Award for neuroscience
Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award
Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions and one senior research scientist position (patch-clamp electrophysiology) are available in the laboratory of Dr. Juan Du at Van Andel Research Institute. The Du Laboratory is interested in understanding how human body senses external stimuli, conveys the signals to the brain and generates responses via neuronal ion channels. To address these fundamental questions, our lab uses a diverse set of approaches to study the structure and function of these important ion channels by combining single-particle cryo-EM, patch-clamp electrophysiology, X-ray crystallography, and other function approaches (for examples, see articles Huang Y et al 2019; Fan C et al 2018; Winkler PA et al 2017). Experience with electrophysiology and/or protein biochemistry is preferred. Interested persons should send a CV and a cover letter to Dr. Du here.