PhD position at Trinity College Dublin

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Tamara Boto at Trinity College Dublin (Dep. Physiology, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience) to work on the effects of dopamine in neural plasticity and learning and memory in fruit flies in the project “Contributions of discrete dopaminergic neurons to the modulation of memory strength”.

The research interests in Boto lab centre around understanding of how the efficiency of memory is modulated. Memory impairment is a central, untreatable feature of many neurological conditions. Drosophila melanogaster is a fantastic model organism with sophisticated abilities to learn, and where genetic and neural manipulations can be used to study neural circuits with great resolution. The successful candidate will be trained in neural activity manipulation, in vivo imaging, and behavioural assays, and will benefit from a supportive environment in a young and dynamic research group.

The Boto lab is located in the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) in Ireland’s top ranked University. TCIN hosts researchers from a wide range of disciplines including over 80 PhD students from all over the world.

Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Dr. Tamara Boto (