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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Chicago has a great quality-of-life/cost-of-living ratio, with direct flights to anywhere in the US and most of Europe.

The lab utilizes cutting-edge, in vivo neuroscience techniques, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Multiphoton microscopy for multicolor recordings from awake-behaving subjects.
  • Miniature microscopy in freely moving subjects.
  • Cell-type- and circuit-specific optogenetic and DREADD manipulations.
  • Viral- and/or CRISPR-mediated approaches for in vivo genetic perturbations.
  • Quantitative cell and synaptic morphology.
  • Mouse models replicating genetic or functional characteristics of neurologic and psychiatric diseases.

Postdoctoral Fellows

We are actively seeking postdoctoral fellows with an interest in performing in vivo imaging experiments towards a better understanding of psychiatric disease. We have multiple projects related to normal basal ganglia function as well a striatal and circuit dysfunction in schizophrenia, autism and movement disorders. We are also open to working to establish the project that best satisfies your own scientific interests and future career goals.

Graduate Students

Our lab is a great opportunity to get hands-on training from a young investigator in some of the latest neuroscience techniques for imaging large-scale neural activity.  Students interested in all career tracks (academic, industry, or other) are encouraged to apply.

Interested prospective graduate students can apply through the interdepartmental neuroscience program at Northwestern University:


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