The Labrie lab studies the complex interplay between genetic and epigenetic features in both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases in an effort to better understand disease origins and to aid in the development of new diagnostics and therapies.
The postdoctoral position is available in the fall/winter of 2016/2017 and is for a motivated Ph.D. graduate who meets the qualifications and description outlined below. The fellow will investigate the contribution of epigenetic factors to neurodegenerative diseases (AD and PD).
The overall goal of the project is to study epigenetic mechanisms contributing to neurodegenerative diseases, in order to better understand the biology underlying these illnesses.The candidate will use cutting-edge techniques to search for epigenetic alterations in patient samples, and perform an integrative analysis that incorporates genetic factors and chromatin 3D structure. The results from these studies could lead to the development of novel prognostic and therapeutic strategies to improve clinical outcomes of neurodegenerative disease. Working with work with Dr. Labrie and her research team, the candidate will help guide research directions and provide expertise to facilitate the highest level of contribution to reach the project objectives.