The UCI multidisciplinary Epilepsy Research program supports diverse approaches to (1) understanding fundamental neurobiological processes leading to epilepsy and associated cognitive and emotional problems (2) translational research. Participating laboratories include:
Geoffrey Abbot, PhD: Ion channels novel ligands, transporters
Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD: Mechanisms of memory deficits in limbic epilepsy, newborn granule cells, mouse models
Devin Binder, MD, PhD: Astrocytes and Epilepsy
Christine M. Gall, PhD: Synaptic mechanisms of memory, sex differences
Peyman Golshani, MD, PhD: Mechanisms of epilepsy; comorbidity with autism
Robert Hunt, PhD Precision therapy for epilepsy
Jack Lin, MD: Dynamics of emotion, memory; epilepsy co-morbidities
Gary Lynch, PhD: Memory; networks in epilepsy; drug development
Daniele Piomelli, PhD, Endocannabinoids in epilepsy
Viji Santhakumar, PhD Circuit mechanisms of epilepsy
John Weiss, MD, PhD Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in epilepsy
Marcelo Wood, PhD: Epigenetic mechanisms of synaptic plasticity
Xiangmin Xu, PhD: Neurobiology of learning and memory
Michael A. Yassa, PhD Neuroimaging of networks in epilepsy
These positions are funded by an NIH training grant (T-32); eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals or must be lawfully admitted for permanent residence. An MD or PhD degree is required, and MD qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary is based on Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels.
To apply: Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at:
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following materials:
2.Contact information for 3 references
3.Research Statement – describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Igarashi laboratory
4.Statement of Contributions to Diversity – statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.