We value diversity and welcome applicants of any race, nationality, sex, gender identity, orientation, beliefs, or ability.
Graduate and undergraduate student openings: We are always looking for new researchers to join our team! The qualities we look for are a passion for science, creativity, attention to detail, an open communication style, and a desire to be part of a close-knit team. Contact Kristen at email@example.com for more information!
Mentorship Environment: Our research group values open communication, motivation, optimism, mutual respect, teamwork, and innovative thinking. Dr. Zuloaga is highly committed to individualized mentoring plans at every trainee level (high school to postdoc) to help trainees achieve the scientific career they desire. She co-founded and co-directs the Postdoctoral Development Program, and is the Director of Graduate Studies for her department. At a minimum, the training environment will include: professional/career development, one-on-one meetings, group lab meetings, departmental neuroscience seminars and journal clubs, opportunities to present your work at national and international scientific conferences, and manuscript preparation for publication in high quality journals. In addition, Dr. Zuloaga has a strong funding record and will personally provide mentorship for fellowship grant applications when desired by the applicant. Opportunities for community outreach include the annual Albany Brain Bee, Brain Awareness Week, and Alzheimer’s Association activities.
About Dr. Zuloaga and Albany Medical College: Dr. Zuloaga is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (DNET) at Albany Medical College (AMC), co-Founder/co-Director of the New York Capital Region Postdoctoral Development Program, member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Albert Research Institute for White Matter and Cognition, and serves on the Editorial Board for Biology of Sex Differences. She is also a former Council Member and co-Chair of Education for the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences. The interdisciplinary nature of her research has allowed her to establish active collaborations with faculty in each of the biomedical science departments at Albany Med, as well researchers outside of AMC. She has received external funding at every stage of her career, including pre-doctoral (AHA, American Heart Association and Sarver Heart Center), postdoctoral (awarded by NIH, AHA and Collin’s Medical Trust), career development/transitional (current AHA Scientist Development Grant) and independent (current NINDS/NIA R01, NIA U01, Alzheimer's Association, and numerous collaborative grants). DNET is rapidly expanding, with eight new faculty members being recruited in the past four years, each with a focus on promoting translational research. DNET is an integral part of a large and active neuroscience community in Albany, which includes SUNY Albany, Wadsworth Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Neural Stem Cell Institute.