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Gunasekara Lab

About Us

The goal of our laboratory is to bring together chemistry and neuroscience, with the aim of advancing knowledge about normal physiology and developing translational tools and treatments for debilitating neurological disorders. Current projects are focused on the development of small molecules that can enter specific brain cell types and can be used for therapeutic targeting and cell-specific imaging strategies. Our studies are highly collaborative and involve a variety of techniques, including chemical synthesis, molecular biology, cell-based assays, intravital imaging, and neurological disease modeling. In the future, we hope that findings from our laboratory will contribute to the development of novel therapeutics and human imaging probes with applications in brain injury and neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

Research/Training Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in our laboratory. We are always looking for motivated postdoctoral, predoctoral, undergraduate, and other trainees who are excited about basic and translational neuroscience, novel tool development, and drug discovery. If you are interested in learning more about our research opportunities, please feel free to email Roshan Gunasekara with a cover letter and resume.