The individual will conduct pre-clinical research on spinal muscular atrophy as a means of eventually developing a treatment for the disease. The individual is expected to work on a pre-clinical model of spinal muscular atrophy to test therapeutic strategies for the disease. Specifically, s/he will administer and test a potential therapeutic in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy. This involves mouse husbandry, genotyping and a range of molecular, cellular and behavioral assays to be used on the model mice. In addition to the research work in the lab, the individual is expected to participate in research seminars of the Motor Neuron Center at Columbia and present his/her work at annual scientific forums such as the International Cure SMA conference.
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