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SFB 1158_Ruiz_de_Almodovar0119 - Scientist (f/m) / PhD position
Project no:
SFB 1158_Ruiz_de_Almodovar0119

Project leader:

Project supervisor:
Ruiz de Almodóvar, Carmen
Application deadline:
30. Sep 2019
Start of PhD project:
1. Nov 2019

Project description:

Title:
Role of the neurovascular unit in pain-induced spinal sensitization
Summary:
This project is in collaboration with the group of Daniela Mauceri. The recruited student will be part of the group of Carmen Ruiz de Almodóvar, who will be the supervisor of the PhD student.

This project is focused on understanding the alterations that may occur in the neurovascular unit during conditions of chronic pain. We aim to elucidate whether cellular interactions or the molecular signaling within the neurovascular unit are altered in the context of chronic pain is unknown.

Based on Mauceri’s group previous findings, we also aim to elucidate whether alterations in the neurovascular unit result in the observed pain-associated epigenetic changes in spinal cord neurons.
References:
Methods that will be used:
in vivo mouse work, tissue processing, histology, high resolution microscopy, molecular biology
Cooperation partners:
Daniela Mauceri
Personal qualifications:
Highly motivated student willing to work in a dynamic international environment.
Background in neuroscience, cellular biology and/or biochemistry.
Keywords:
Neurovascular, blood vessels, spinal cord, pain