research positions available in ma lab

Looking for highly motivated undergraduate and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral fellows to join the  Laboratory of Neuroplasticity and Brain Dysfunction. Our lab employs state-of-the-art techniques, including whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology and in vitro and in vivo optogenetics, to explore the neurobiological mechanisms underlying drug addiction, fetal and adolescent alcohol exposure and neurodegenration. We also explore the synaptic and circuit alterations underlying the neural substrates of psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease, Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Please feel free to contact Dr. Yao-Ying Ma at or directly submit your applications as instructed below. 



Please send your CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Yao-Ying Ma via email

Ph.d. candidate

Please complete an application by January 1st by click here. Feel free to contact Dr. Yao-Ying Ma ( for more details.

undergraduate research assistant

Please click here to download the attached word file “Undergraduate Research Assistant Application Form”, fill it out and send it back to Dr. Yao-Ying Ma via email