Postdoctoral Fellowship - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies in AD & FTD


Emory University, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease


Atlanta, Georgia

Principal Investigator

Thomas Kukar


Please email CV, personal statement describing interest in position, career goals, and contact info for three references to: tkukar@er


Postdoctoral candidates with a track record of research accomplishment and a desire to ask important and impactful scientific questions are encouraged to apply. Multiple projects studying AD and FTD pathogenesis are available. One recently funded project aims to understand the function of progranulin in the lysosome (see Root et al., 2021, Huang et al., 2020, and Holler et al., 2017 for background). There are also opportunities for fully funded fellowships through Emory and/or research foundations.

The Kukar lab uses a multidisciplinary approach spanning human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived models (e.g., organoids, microglia, neurons), molecular neuroscience, biochemistry, multi-omics, bioinformatics, chemical biology, and mouse models to investigate the mechanisms of neurodegeneration.


A recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in relevant field (i.e., neuroscience, cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, neuroscience). Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, ambitious team players with a track record of peer-reviewed publications and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience in human iPSC modeling, CRISPR/Cas9 techniques, molecular biology, structural (x-ray/NMR) biology, biochemistry, cell culture, transgenic animal models, animal surgery, proteomics, or lipidomics, is a plus, but not required. If you are someone who loves doing high-impact science in a fun team environment and believes that anything is possible, please apply!