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Postdoctoral Laboratory Training

Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
The Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center’s multidisciplinary approach to research links genetics, physiology, behavioral studies, and molecular and cell biology in model systems to study the complex problems of alcohol abuse. Read more.

Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease
The J. David Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease is focused on these diseases and others—such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Huntington's Disease. Our principal investigators are professors at UCSF and train postdoctoral fellows in their labs. Read more.

Aging and Neurodegeneration
The Dubal Laboratory studies aging and diseases of the aging brain from the cellular and molecular to the network and cognitive levels. They work toward prevention of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Read more.

The Synaptic Basis of Behavior (Robert Edwards, MD)
The Edwards laboratory is elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in neurotransmitter release and how they contribute to physiology, behavior and disease using a combination of biochemistry in vitro, optical imaging in primary neuronal culture and genetic manipulation in vivo. Read more.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Group/Molecular Neuroimmunology Laboratory
NIH-funded post-doctoral positions are available immediately for motivated candidates with background in genetic epidemiology, molecular biology, signaling, EAE/MS immunobiology, stem cell biology, computational biology, and clinical neurology. Read more.

Multiple Sclerosis Basic Science Fellowship
Our basic science fellows will work in the MS laboratory at the recently opened Sandler Neurosciences Center at our Mission Bay campus. The fellowship will include immersion in the widely varied research environment at UCSF, including retreats and journal clubs in all areas of basic neuroscience and neuroimmunology. Read more.

von Büdingen Laboratory: B Cells in Multiple Sclerosis
We have a position for a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying B cells in multiple sclerosis (MS). We use next-generation sequencing technology and newly developed computational tools to identify and characterize disease-relevant B cells in MS patients. The ideal candidate for this position is a talented and highly motivated MD/PhD, MD, or PhD with a sincere interest in making an impact in MS research, a good level of independence and a background in human immunology. Read more.

Neonatal Brain Disorders Laboratory (Donna Ferriero, MD)
Injury Response in the Developing Nervous System. Read more.

Neurobiology Research Laboratory
SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Raymond Swanson, MD)

Cell death in the CNS has several unique features stemming from the special characteristics of excitable cells. We have a longstanding interest in excitotoxic and oxidative neuronal death, and in particular, the role of bioenergetics and inflammation in these processes. Read more.

Neurodegenerative Diseases (Lea Grinberg, MD)
Fellows will study the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases in human postmortem tissue, and will be trained in state-of-the-art neuropathological/neuroanatomical processing and sophisticated graphic and reconstruction software. Fellows may have the opportunity to participate in ongoing experimental studies. Read more.

Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disease (Aimee Kao, MD)
The fellow will design and perform experiments related to progranulin and/or tau biology using a variety of model systems (C. elegans, tissue culture, mouse) and techniques (molecular biological, genetic, biochemical, behavioral, microscopy). Read more.