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Stein Lab Research Assistant | Nuclei Ninja

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Are you enthusiastic about contributing to the development of analytical tools for neuroscience? If so, we invite you to join the Nuclei Ninja team!

The Stein Lab is currently working on a cloud-based software platform aimed at finding cell types that lead to brain expansion in a mouse model of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To achieve this goal, we capture light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) images from our mouse model harboring an ASD-associated variant and meticulously identify and isolate cell nuclei within these images. These manually generated annotations are then utilized to train our machine learning algorithm, specifically designed to identify nuclei within LSFM images. This algorithm assists us in quantifying and characterizing various cell types associated with ASD.

Prospective candidates should possess the following qualifications:
– An updated resume or curriculum vitae
– A concise statement (1-2 sentences) outlining how this research aligns with their career aspirations
– The availability of 10 hours per week to familiarize themselves with our software and perform manual segmentation of nuclei
– Flexibility to attend mandatory weekly team meetings between 9 am and 6 pm (exact day and time to be determined)
– Strong attention to detail and a keen interest in neuroscience
– While prior research experience is not obligatory, it is certainly beneficial.

If interested, please email Tala Farah ( We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Faculty Advisor
Jason Stein
Research Supervisor
Tala Farah
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