Vacancy (Research Scholarship Scheme)



Project Title
A potential link between opioid addiction (use or abuse) and schizophrenia-like behaviour
Location
Sg Long Campus
Appointment Duration
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021
No. of Vacancy
1 (one) PhD Candidate
Stipend
RM2,300.00 per month
Education Level
MSc. (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedicine)
Specific Skills / Knowledge Required
1. Fish handling
2. Calcium imaging
3. Real-time PCR
Job Description
The candidate will utilise the combination of analyses on neuronal development and activities of zebrafish larvae. Zebrafish larvae will be treated with morphine and domperidone, a DRD2 inhibitor to study the acute, chronic and withdrawal effects. After treatment, measurement of electrophysiological activity, calcium channel activity, number of dopaminergic neurons, and the expression of various genes will be carried out.
How to apply
If you are interested, please contact Dr Tang Pek Yee via email at tangpy@utar.edu.my