We invite applications for an Edson Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the ASU Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) at Arizona State University. The NDRC is a center in the world renown Biodesign Institute and the fellowship would be in the laboratory of Dr. Ramon Velazquez. Under the direction of founding director Dr. Jeffrey Kordower, the goal of the Edson Foundation and NDRC is to fund research and scholars that will aid in new discoveries and solutions to better the quality of life for people affected by neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The selected candidate will work in the Velazquez laboratory, which is focused on identifying early molecular events that are triggered by environmental factors that accelerate disease. This lab is also interested in drug discovery and dietary supplementation of B-like vitamins as a method to prevent disease progression. Additionally, the lab has a strong focus on understanding why individuals with Down Syndrome (a genetic disorder resulting in intellectual disabilities) show an increase prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease. The Velazquez lab uses a variety of model systems, including invitro cell models of disease, transgenic rodent models, and both nonhuman primate and human tissue from patients.
We will begin reviewing applications May 15th, 2023 and will continue to review incoming applications on a biweekly basis until the position is filled.