Post-doctoral Scholar Position Available:

A Postdoctoral Scholar position in neurodegenerative diseases is available in Dr. Xinglong Wang’s laboratory within the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to study common mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in various major neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This position is immediately available. Interested candidates should send their CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Xinglong Wang at

See our most recent publications for details.
1. Wang, W., Wang, L., Lu, J., Siedlak, S.L., Fujioka, H., Liang, J., Jiang, S., Ma, X., Zhen, J., Rocha, E.L., Sheng, M., Choi, H., Lerou, P.H., Li, H., and Wang, X. (2016). The Inhibition of TDP-43 Mitochondrial Localization Blocks Its Neuronal Toxicity. Nature Medicine. 22(8):869-78
2. Wang, W., Wang, X.*, Fujioka, H., Hoppel, C., Whone, A.L., Caldwell, M.A., Cullen, P.J., Liu, J. and Zhu, X. (2016). Parkinson's disease-associated mutant VPS35 causes mitochondrial dysfunction by recycling DLP1 complexes. Nature Medicine. 22(1):54-63. *corresponding author.
3. Wang, W., Zhang, F., Li, L., Tang, F, Siedlak, S. L., Liu, Y., Su, B., Fujioka, H. and Wang, X. (2015) Mfn2 Couples Glutamate Excitotoxicity and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Motor Neurons. J Biol Chem., 290:168-82. “Paper of the Week
4. Wang, W., Li, L., Lin, W., Dickson, D. W., Petrucelli, L. and Wang, X. (2013) The ALS disease associated mutant TDP-43 impairs mitochondrial dynamics and function in motor neurons. Hum Mol Genet, 22:4706-19.

The ideal candidates should have just completed, or be nearing completion of a PhD in biology or related majors. Peer-reviewed publication record and working experience in molecular biology and cell biology techniques are highly desirable. A background in the field of Neuroscience is a plus. Applicants should demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and receive outstanding training. Competitive salary and fringe benefits including health insurance are included within this position.