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Faculty Detail    
Name SHINICHI KANO
 
Campus Address SC 729 Zip 0017
Phone  (20-5) -466
E-mail  skano@uab.edu
Other websites Lab website
     


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Psychiatry   Psych - Behavioral Neurobiology Associate Professor
Secondary  Neurobiology  Neurobiology Associate Professor
Center  Civitan International Research Center  Civitan International Research Center Associate Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology 
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics 
Immunology 
Medical Scientist Training Program 
Neuroscience 
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine 

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)  Associate Member  https://acnp.org/ 
International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS)  Member  https://cytokinesociety.org/ 
Society for Neuroscience  Member  https://www.sfn.org/ 



Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Immunology of brain homeostasis and disease
Description
The laboratory investigates brain immunology and homeostasis in health and disease by using multidisciplinary approaches of neurobiology and immunology, with a focus on intercellular signal transduction. The ultimate goal of the laboratory’s research is to discover new biological concepts that can be harnessed to develop therapeutic strategies against psychiatry and neurological disorders.

Positions Available
Date Posted Position Title
12/1/2019  Postdoctoral Fellow 
A post-doctoral research fellow position is available to study the forefront of CNS immunology using cutting-edge cross-disciplinary approaches. The ultimate goal of the laboratory’s research is to discover new biological concepts that can be harnessed to develop therapeutic strategies against psychiatry and neurological disorders.

The fellow will participate in one of the following projects:
1) Investigating the impact of immune signaling on neurons using functional imaging in living mice
2) Dissecting the mechanisms of glial modulation of brain function and behavior using genomics and in vivo genetic manipulation

The successful candidate is expected to be strong in communication and analytical skills, self-motivated and success-driven, and able to work as a team member as well as an independent scholar. Record of scientific productivity (e.g., a first author publication or manuscript) is required.

In addition, the candidate should demonstrate her/his expertise in at least two of the following research skills:
-- Basic molecular biology/biochemistry/cell biology (e.g., plasmid cloning, immunoblotting, microscopic analysis)
-- Mouse handling (e.g., cage maintenance of genetically modified mice, genotyping, subcutaneous/intraperitoneal/intravenous injections)
-- Immunology (e.g., flow cytometric analysis, immunization)
-- Electrophysiology or calcium imaging (with substantial experiences in MATLAB)
-- Genomics/bioinformatics/biostatistics (e.g., fluency in R and unix command lines)

All Kano lab members are expected to learn new research skills and achieve their scientific and career goals in close communication with the PI. The position will be initially available for one year, with yearly renewal, based on the performance and funding availability. The successful candidates are encouraged to apply for independent fellowships for her/his future career development.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a brief summary (1-2 pages) of your research interests and career goals, and contact information of at least two references to Shinichi Kano, M.D., Ph.D. (skano@uab.edu).
   

Keywords
Neuroimmunology, Glia, Cytokine, Epigenetics, Extracellular vesicles, Schizophrenia