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Post-doctoral position to study Cardiac autonomic modulation in heart failure and sudden death.


The Dey lab studies molecular mechanisms of heart failure and sudden cardiac death. We are specifically focused on how the brain controls the heart in normal and pathological conditions. Interestingly the heart has a brain of its own as well. In acute stressful situations, the heart signals the brain to send support and impart protection via complex mechanisms. Chronic stress, however, injures the myocardium. The protective mechanism fails as heart-brain communication is disrupted. Our goal is to enhance and modulate the heart-brain communication to augment the intrinsic protective mechanisms and develop them as therapies in heart failure and sudden death. We use interdisciplinary approaches that span from studying in vivo animal models to systems biology to cellular and molecular biology, microscopy, electrophysiology, signal processing, artificial intelligence, etc.

We seek qualified, motivated PhD/MD graduates from any of the following disciplines- biological science, neuroscience, engineering, mathematics, computer science statistics, or related fields. You should have experience in cardiac physiology, electrophysiology, basic cellular/molecular biology/biochemistry, and not to mention statistics. Your skillset should include at least two of the following techniques - use of working heart apparatus, ionoptix, confocal live-cell imaging, optical mapping, patch clamp, thoracotomy, nerve stimulation/recording/analysis. You should be comfortable working with USDA species. You should be able to handle big data computation and statistical analysis. Basic knowledge in python/Matlab/R or advanced excel is preferred. 

Application Instructions: Please send a CV, summary of research interests, and contact information to

Swati Dey
: (615) 875-5467
2021-08-18 14:13:35

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