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Cruz-Martín Lab

Boston Massachusetts





The Cruz-Martín Lab is always interested in hearing from prospective graduate students and postdocs:

Prospective students should consider BU's graduate programs. We are affiliated with the following graduate departments/programs:

We are currently seeking highly motivated postdoctoral applicants with diverse backgrounds (developmental, systems and behavioral neuroscience, biomedical engineering and physics) to join our research group. Currently available projects explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating prefrontal cortex wiring. In addition, several projects explore how connectivity patterns allow populations of neurons to coordinate a wide range of sensory and motor functions that underlie complex cognitive behavior. We use a multidisciplinary approach to understand neuroscience questions. We use cutting-edge tools including multiplex fluorescent in situ hybridization, in vivo two-photon (2P) imaging of spine dynamics and activity, in vitro slice electrophysiology with optogenetics, rabies transsynaptic mapping and behavioral paradigms to tackle neuroscience problems. For examples of our previous work please see: Cruz-Martín et al, Nature. 2014 Mar 20;507(7492):358-61; Cruz-Martín et al, J Neurosci. 2010 Jun 9;30(23):7793-803.


To Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV with contact information of three referees, a description of their past research and a description of their future interests to Dr. Alberto Cruz-Martín at:

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Further information for prospective postdoctoral scholars: The Cruz-Martín Lab is always looking for highly motivated researchers interested in any of our research directions. Our lab and BU offer a rich collaborative environment for postdoctoral fellows.  A solid dedication to scientific excellence and a desire for further development are required.   

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GFP positive L2/3 pyramidal neurons (green) surrounded by microglia (magenta) in the developing medial prefrontal cortex (Data by Ashley Comer).