The most important aspect of research is to have fun while pushing the boundaries of knowledge. My goal as a PI is to build an awesome playground where you can achieve your research goals discovering how the brain works. Word of warning, my idea of a playground has LOTS of lasers, platinum electrodes, tons of neurons and glia and an abundance of fluorescent proteins. Research in the Hoppa Laboratory seeks to identify the organization, function, and therapeutic potential for ion channels and their binding partners in the axons and synapses to control the flow of information in the brain. Our goal is to apply these insights to correct synaptic dysfunction in neurological disorders associated with aging and development. We utilize molecular biology, physiology, and pharmacology in combination with our methodological focus: optogenetics and quantitative fluorescent microscopy!
We are currently recruiting graduate students and postdocs. Please email a CV, 3 references and research interests to apply. See below for how beautiful the campus surroundings are that are minutes from the laboratory!
Hoppa Lab Address
We can be found on the third floor of the Life Science Building, with metered parking available for visitors.
78 College St Life Sciences, Room 345 T: +1 603 646 8850 F: +1 603 646-1347 E: Michael.b.hoppa (at) Dartmouth (dot) edu