Seeking PhDs who can work at the intersection of neuroscience and biophotonics.
We are seeking recent PhDs who can work at the intersection of neuroscience and biophotonics in the Biophotonics Center with an immediate start date.
Our lab has demonstrated that electromagnetic perturbation in the form of pulsed infrared light can modulate neural cells and tissues (called Infrared Neural Stimulation or INS). Infrared energy produces highly selective signals with resulting physiological response that portend interesting applications in the arena of man-machine interface and enhancement of human performance. However, the fundamental biophysical mechanisms by which this electromagnetic pulse triggers a bio-electric response at the cellular and sub-cellular level remains unresolved. The primary objective of this project is to unravel the interplay between the neurobiological signaling, nerve conduction and the spatio-temporal thermal gradient induced by the optical energy and the mechanisms by which these changes transduce the electrical response typical in these systems.
Email CV and short letter of application outlining your experience and qualifications for this position to Jean Alley.
Phone: 615) 343-2766