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Postdoctoral position in cell and membrane biophysics at UCSF

The Laboratory for Cell and Membrane Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral scholar to investigate spatial organization of brain fluid transport and its dysregulation in neurodegenerative disease using advanced optical imaging methods in vitro and in vivo. Qualified candidates will have a PhD, MD or MD-PhD and experience in quantitative optical microscopy.

Relevant publications include:
  • Smith, A.J., Yao, X., Jin, B.J., Dix J.A., Verkman A.S. (2017) Test of the 'glymphatic' hypothesis demonstrates diffusive and aquaporin-4-independent solute transport in rodent brain parenchyma. eLife 6 e27679

  • Smith, A.J., Verkman, A.S. (2015) Super-resolution imaging of aquaporin-4 cluster size in antibody-stained paraffin brain sections. Biophys. J. 109(12) p.2511-22

  • Smith, A.J., Jin, B.J., Ratelade, J., Verkman A.S. (2014) Aggregation state determines the localization and function of M1- and M23-aquaporin-4 in astrocytes. J. Cell Biol. v.204(4) p.559-73

Interested applicants should contact Alex Smith, PhD ( or Alan Verkman, MD, PhD (