The Murine Behavior Research Specialist in the
Developmental Neurobiology Department assists the principal
investigators with experimental design and the collection
and analysis of data for behavioral research projects.
Manages all aspects of the Developmental Neurobiology (DNB)
Behavioral Core Laboratory and trains and oversees the
laboratory work of approved DNB personnel. Performs
experiments with minimum supervision and learns and develops
new procedures. Participates in the design and
interpretation of experiments as well as presentation and/or
publication of research. Assists in budget development and
constantly assesses the Core's infrastructure and
capabilities to ensure that it offers state-of-the-art
support for murine behavior research. Performs other duties
as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and
objectives of the department and the institution.
Research interests in the department of Developmental
Neurobiology include investigations of models of
neurodevelopmental defects, neurodegenerative diseases,
brain tumors, schizophrenia, hearing loss, learning and
memory, as well as neural phenotyping in the context of
genetically modified models and preclinical therapeutic
trials for disorders of the nervous system.