Postdoctoral Training in Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

The collaborative and interactive Arizona postdoctoral fellowship program in Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease is seeking highly qualified applicants for positions supported by a National Institutes of Health training grant.  Institutions included in the research consortium include the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Barrow Neurological Institute, The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, and Mayo Clinic.  All institutions are participants in the state wide Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium. 

Training programs afford the opportunity to study neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury,  other related disorders, as well as non-pathological brain aging. Areas of interest include behavioral, systems and clinical neurosciences, molecular neurobiology and epigenetics, brain imaging, genomics, computational and statistical analysis of complex data sets, experimental therapeutics, and clinical neuropathological research.  Research resources include human longitudinal cohorts and data sets, a brain and body research donation program, PET and MRI research programs, wild type and transgenic rodent, non-human primate and human behavioral testing facilities, and cutting-edge cellular and molecular biological research methods with emphasis within each of the noted disciplines.  Trainees will benefit from a Professional Development Committee to foster career development from an omnibus perspective, and the training experience will be enriched via opportunities to work, learn, and produce across institutions, driven by a collaborative experimental training plan.

This is a U.S. Government funded training grant and is only available to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.  All institutions involved in this training program value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.  Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Please send a CV, two representative publications, two letters of reference, and a letter describing your research interests to the program Admissions Director Dr. Elliott Mufson, Professor of Neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute co


Statewide Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Postdoctoral Training Grant Faculty

Gene Alexander, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Carol Barnes, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Heather Bimonte-Nelson, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Robert Bowser, Ph.D., Barrow Neurological Institute

Roberta Brinton, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Kewei Chen, Ph.D., Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Paul Coleman, Ph.D., Arizona State University

David Craig, Ph.D., Translational Genomics Research Institute

Amelia Gallitano, M.D., Ph.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Campus

Sidney Hecht, Ph.D, Arizona State University

Matthew Huentelman, Ph.D., Translational Genomics Research Institute

Anita Koshy, M.D., University of Arizona

Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Ron Lukas, Ph.D., Barrow Neurological Institute

Lalitha Madhavan, M.D., Ph.D., University of Arizona

Elliott Mufson, Ph.D., Barrow Neurological Institute

Salvadori Oddo, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Eric Reiman, M.D., Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Linda Restifo, M.D., Ph.D., University of Arizona

Lee Ryan, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Cary Savage, Ph.D., Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Tricia Serio, Ph.D. University of Arizona

Michael Sierks, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Brian Smith, Ph.D., Arizona State University                                

Pierre Tariot., M.D., Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Kendall Van Keuren-Jensen, Ph.D., Translational Genomics Research Institute

Konrad Zinsmaier, Ph.D., University of Arizona