Postdoc, Lerner Research Institute of Cleveland Clinic

  • Postdoc
  • The Dana lab develops next-generation tools for brain activity recording and applies them to study the brain under various disease conditions
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Lab Website: dana

hod_dana Cleveland, OH, USA


Two Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available for the Dana Lab in
the Department of Neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The successful candidates will lead the following projects:
1) Studying how major damage to the mouse brain, such as in diseases like multiple sclerosis and after traumatic brain injury, affects neuronal processing, and comparing the efficacy of new therapeutic approaches to restore lost functionality.
2) Developing the next generation of a genetically-encoded calcium indicator to record from the brain of freely-moving animals, and to apply this new sensor to reveal how neurodegeneration affects the processing of motor and cognitive tasks in the rodent brain.


Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Hod Dana, via email at:

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

The successful candidate(s) should have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline of science or engineering. A background in neuroscience, microscopy, and/or rodent behavior is preferred.

Featured Publications:

1. Dana H, Sun Y, Mohar B, Hulse BK, Kerlin AM, Hasseman JP, Tsegaye G, Tsang A, Wong A, Patel R, Macklin JJ, Chen Y, Konnerth A, Jayaraman V, Looger LL, Schreiter ER, Svoboda K, Kim DS. (2019) High-performance calcium sensors for imaging activity in neuronal populations and microcompartments. Nat Methods 16(7):649-657. PMID: 31209382
2. Das A, Bastian C, Trestan L, Suh J, Dey T, Trapp BD, Baltan S, Dana H. (2020) Reversible Loss of Hippocampal Function in a Mouse Model of Demyelination/Remyelination. Front Cell Neurosci. Jan 22;13:588. PMID: 32038176; PMCID: PMC6987410
3. Dana H, Mohar B, Sun Y, Narayan S, Gordus A, Hasseman JP, Tsegaye G, Holt GT, Hu A, Walpita D, Patel R, Macklin JJ, Bargmann CI, Ahrens MB, Schreiter ER, Jayaraman V, Looger LL, Svoboda K, Kim DS. (2016) Sensitive red protein calcium indicators for imaging neural activity. Elife Mar 24;5. pii: e12727. PMID: 27011354; PMCID: PMC4846379

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