The Neural Connectivity Development in Physiology and Disease Laboratory at the Burke Neurological Institute /Weill Cornell Medicine, led by Yutaka Yoshida, Ph.D., is currently seeking Postdoctoral Fellows with laboratory experience in either molecular biology or neuroscience. The Yoshida laboratory is interested in formation and function of motor circuits controlling locomotor and skilled movements. We especially study descending motor circuits including corticospinal circuits using various techniques such as molecular biology, mouse genetics, trans-synaptic viruses, optogenetic and chemogenetic tools. The Yoshida lab is also interested in identifying how to promote regeneration of motor circuits after spinal cord injury.
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Gu Z., Sarrad N., Ueno M., Liang M., Li J., Enquist L.W., Baccei M.R., Martin J.H., and Yoshida Y. (2017). Skilled movements require non-apoptotic Bax/Bak pathway-mediated corticospinal circuit reorganization. Neuron, 94, 626-641.
Gu Z., Kalamboglas J., Yoshioka S., Han W., Zhuo L., Imamura Kawasawa Y., Pochareddy S., LiZ., Liu F., Xu X., Wijeratne S., Ueno M., Blatz E., Salomone J., Kumanogoh A., Rasin M.R., Gebelein B., Weirauch M.T., Sestan N., Martin J.H., and Yoshida Y. (2017). Control of species-dependent cortico-motoneuronal connections underlying manual dexterity, Science, 357, 400-404.
Ueno M., Ueno-Nakamura, Y., Li J, Gu Z., Niehaus J., Maezawa M., Crone S.A., Goulding M., Baccei M.L., and Yoshida Y. (2018). Corticospinal circuits from the sensory and motor cortex differentially regulate skilled movements through distinct interneurons. Cell Reports, 23, 1286-1300
Ueno M., Ueno-Nakamura Y., Niehaus J., Popovich P.G., and Yoshida Y. (2016). Silencing spinal interneurons inhibits immune suppressive autonomic reflexes caused by spinal cord injury. Nature Neuroscience, 19, 784-787
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About Burke Neurological Institute
The Burke Neurological Institute, located 35 minutes outside of NYC in White Plains, NY, is a leader in utilizing innovative scientific approaches to develop regenerative strategies to combat neurological disability with particular interests in stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases. The Institute is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University and faculty members are appointed in Departments at the Weill Medical College.