[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doc in robotic training and neuromodulation ...

Sunil K Agrawal sa3077 at columbia.edu
Tue Oct 25 19:07:31 PDT 2016


 *Robotic training and neuromodulation in animals to repair the motor
system after spinal cord injury* *City University of NY School of Medicine
& Columbia University Robotics Laboratory (ROAR Lab)*


A postdoctoral position is available to study robotic training and
neuromodulation to repair the damaged corticospinal tract after spinal cord
injury. The laboratory studies the role of activity-dependent processes in
shaping motor system repair and recovery of limb motor functions. A major
focus of this position is on combining robotic training of forelimb
function with stimulation-based approaches for promoting outgrowth of
corticospinal tract axons spared after an incomplete spinal injury in
rodents. The robotic studies are in collaboration with Professor Sunil
Agrawal (Columbia University Robotics and Rehabilitation Laboratory;
Department of Mechanical Engineering), who will also serve as co-mentor.
The laboratory websites provide additional information
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The successful candidate should have experience both in working with
mammals and in robotics or a related discipline. For animal
experimentation, we use electrophysiological (spinal cord recording, motor
cortex motor mapping), anatomical (tract tracing, immunhistochemistry, in
situ hybridization, confocal microscopy), and imaging (MRI, microCT, FEM
modeling) methods to study neural repair in animals. We use behavioral
approaches (reaching, locomotion, reflex testing) for evaluating functional
outcomes. For robotic experimentation we use custom-built robots and
innovative robotic control interfaces that promote motor recovery in those
with neural injuries. The ROAR lab has pioneered designs of innovative
machines and human experimentation for different injured groups. Email CV
and the names and contact information of three references to John H.
Martin, Ph.D. (jmartin at ccny.cuny.edu) and Sunil K. Agrawal, PhD (
sunil.agrawal at columbia.edu)


Requirements: PHD, MD, or equivalent


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