Wang Lab



A NIH-sponsored postdoctoral position is available immediately to study optogenetic reversal of alcohol-induced circuit-specific plastity in the dorsal striatum. In vivo dual-channel optogenetics and fiber photometry will be used in this project. Candidates with Ph.D. in Neuroscience and with strong background in operant self-administration behaviors or in vivo recording are encouraged to apply. Good trackable publication records are expected.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates, who should have solid competence in analysis of addiction-related behaviors in rodent models. Experience with stereotaxic viral infusion, immunohistochemistry, or confocal imaging is a big plus. Successful applicants are expected to work independently and cooperatively with a team. The research is currently funded by NIH R01 and U01 grants. The successful candidate will join the collaboration project with a lab within the National Insitutue on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and will have the opportutnity to study at the NIAAA lab.

Interested candidates should sent their CV with the contact information of three references to Dr. Wang at


Dr. Wang’s laboratory accepts Ph.D. students from two programs:

  1. The Medical Science Program in Texas A&M Health Science Center. This program accepts students in all fields of Medical Sciences, including Neuroscience, and contains the Neuroscience tracker. Dr. Wang serves on the Graduate Adminission Committee and Graduate Instruction Committee. For more information about Graduate Admission, please contact: More contact information can be found here.

  2. The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Students in this program can join a laboratory of the training faculty of this program at the TAMU, which includes Dr. Wang’s lab. Dr. Wang serves on the Graduate Admission Committee and the co-Chair (HSC) of the Graduate Program Committee. For more details about the program and admission, please contact:
Dr. Wang's laboratory is now accepting new Ph.D. students. If you are interested in rotating and conducting thesis in the lab, please contact Dr. Wang at


Dr. Wang’s laboratory accepts Sophomore and Junior students from TAMU. Those students who intend to pursue PhD and Medical programs are particularly welcome to apply for this position. Students will learn all experimental techniques in the lab and obtain research experience. The former student, Ms. Britton Barbee, has published a co-author paper. Students can also apply for research credits while working in the lab. Please contact your study counselor for more details.


Dr. Wang’s laboratory accepts visiting scholars. The former visting scholar, Dr. Xianyan Wei, published a first author paper on Addiction Biology when she worked in the lab. Scientists in the expertises of histology, electrophysiology, and behavioral assay are welcome to contact Dr. Wang for more details.