Postdoctoral Fellowships - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies in FTD/AD


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: Applicants can also apply online at


The Kukar lab uses a multidisciplinary approach spanning molecular neuroscience, chemical biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, iPSCs, and mouse models to investigate the mechanisms of neurodegeneration. A major focus is to study how autophagy/lysosome dysfunction and neuroinflammation interact to cause frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Two postdoctoral fellowship positions are available immediately to 1) use adeno-associated virus (AAV) to test a novel therapeutic approach to treat FTD caused by GRN mutations or 2) investigate the molecular mechanisms of lysosomal dysfunction and inflammation caused by GRN mutations.


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.