Post-doctoral Research Associate

Two postdoctoral positions are available to investigate the molecular events that dictate the regenerative response of sensory neurons in Dr. Valeria Cavalli’s laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. One project will investigate how satellite glial cells, which completely surround sensory neurons, communicate with neurons to promote axon regeneration. A second project will investigate the mechanisms by which the neuronal microenvironment contributes to neural repair. These include understanding the injury response of mesenchymal cells, meningeal cells and a new cell type we identified that shares both immune and glial features, and how these cells contribute to nerve repair or pain.

Staff Scientist

A staff scientist position is available in Dr. Valeria Cavalli’s laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis to investigate the molecular mechanisms promoting axon regeneration. Our laboratory conducts basic research in the mouse model to investigate the molecular events that dictate the regenerative response of sensory neurons. We employ a wide variety of ex vivo and in vivo techniques, including biochemical, molecular, cell biological, imaging, behavioral, genetic and epigenetic approaches. This position will assist with the investigations of the mechanisms by which the neuronal microenvironment contributes to neural repair. These include understanding how sensory neurons communicate with neighboring cells, including mesenchymal cells, macrophages and satellite glial cells.

Please contact Dr. Valeria Cavalli for more information.