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Florida Atlantic University & Max Planck Florida Institute - Integrative Biology and Neuroscience

Welcome to Integrative Biology and Neuroscience at FAU & MPFI!

Rat primary astrocyte cultures lablled with rabbit anti-GFAP primary antibody and counter stained with DAPI Mapping the connections responsible for brain function. Surface view of a part of the brain responsible for vision. Dye-coupling between the giant interneuron and the target motor neurons. Illustration of automated 3D reconstruction and detection of neuronal cell bodies.

Faculty Positions at FAU

Florida Atlantic University is seeking two new faculty members at the Associate or Full Professor level to join FAU's neuroscience group on the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter, Florida; successful candidates will be granted tenure in FAU's Department of Biological Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates who use cellular/molecular or systems/behavioral approaches to address questions in neuronal development, synaptic plasticity, cortical circuitry, learning and memory, stress or addiction.

To be considered, please apply for position #991114 at https://jobs.fau.edu

The Integrative Biology PhD Program of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has teamed up with the Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) to create a Program in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBAN). The IBAN program is a PhD in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience offering a broad range of training.

Comprehending the full function of the brain, in health and disease, requires the understanding of sub-cellular processes in single neurons, signal integration by the brain and cognitive function. The neuroscience faculty in the IBAN Program will tackle many of the cutting edge questions in neuroscience through the integration of multiple disciplines, different model systems and a broad spectrum of technologies.

Faculty will provide the formal course work and the staff of excellent core facilities will provide practical workshops in advanced methods that will be available for all neuroscience students. The first year curriculum includes classroom and laboratory instruction in cellular, molecular, and systems neuroscience, courses in scientific communication and statistics, and laboratory rotations with select faculty from MPFI, FAU, Scripps Florida, and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies.


FAU is pleased to announce that Dr. Greg T. Macleod joined our Jupiter faculty as an Associate Professor in November 2013. Dr. MacLeod is internationally known for his work on synapses. He has developed a number of optogenetic tools for the study of structure and function of synapses and their role in aging and disease. He brings two active NIH grants to FAU.

IBAN Faculty List

FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast/Harbor Branch
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