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New CLM faculty Dr. Joseph Dunsmoor publishes in PNAS

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Dr. Joseph Dunsmoor recently published a research paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science entitled “Stress promotes generalization of older but not recent threat memories”.  This research investigates how stress and the amount of time that has passed since an adverse event affects the generalization of memories. Specifically, these findings show that acute stress […]

Drew Lab publishes in Journal of Neuroscience

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Dr. Brian Bernier and colleagues in the Drew lab published a research paper in the Journal of Neuroscience entitled “Dentate gyrus contributes to retrieval as well as encoding: Evidence from context fear conditioning, recall, and extinction”. Despite abundant evidence that the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) plays a critical role in memory, it has remained unclear […]

Drs. Johnston and Zemelman receive McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award

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Drs. Dan Johnston and Boris Zemelman received a McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award for their research proposal entitled “Prefrontal Dysfunction in Fragile X Syndrome”. Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and is caused by a mutation in the fmr1 gene.  Previously it has been shown that mice lacking […]

Aldrich Lab publishes back-to-back papers in Journal of General Physiology

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Dr. Tom Middendorf and Rick Aldrich recently published companion papers in the Journal of General Physiology entitled “Structural identifiability of equilibrium ligand-binding parameters”, and “The structure of binding curves and practical identifiability of equilibrium ligand-binding parameters.” The former paper presents  a method to determine the accuracy of ligand-protein binding parameters estimated from models of agonist binding.  The […]

Dr. Tracy Wang, postdoc in Lewis-Peacock Lab, receives NINDS fellowship

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Dr. Tracy Wang, a postdoctoral fellow in the Lewis-Peacock lab, was awarded an F32 fellowship from NINDS for her research project entitled ” Investigating the contributions of neural competition to intention forgetting and real-time neurofeedback”. The research will investigate the neural mechanisms underlying forgetting by testing whether interference arising from the co-activation of memories mediates the […]

Nishiyama lab publishes in Nature Communications

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Matasha Dhar, post doc in the Nishiyama lab, recently published an article in Nature Communications entitled “Spatiotemporal dynamics of lesion-induced axonal sprouting and its relation to functional architecture of the cerebellum.”  This work investigates the functional relevance of newly sprouted axon collaterals following brain lesion. Dhar M, Brenner JM, Sakimura K, Kano M and Nishiyama […]

Dr. Laura Colgin publishes in Nature Reviews Neuroscience

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Laura Colgin published a review article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience entitled “Rhythms of the Hippocampal Network”.  In this review she discusses our current understanding of the origins and the mnemonic functions of hippocampal theta, sharp wave–ripples and gamma rhythms on the basis of findings from rodent studies, and she presents an updated synthesis of their roles […]

CLM faculty featured on KUT’s Views & Brews on July 12th

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Drs. Laura Colgin, Michael Drew and Jarrod Lewis-Peacock will be discussing “The Neuroscience of Change” on Views & Brews tonight, July 12th, 6pm at the Cactus Cafe!  Please join them for this free community event! http://kut.org/topic/views-and-brews  

Dr. Michael Drew receives 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

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Dr. Michael Drew was one of a few select faculty chosen from across all UT system institutions to be awarded the 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. This award acknowledges Dr. Drew for his outstanding performance and commitment to undergraduate teaching. With a monetary award of $25,000, the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards are among the largest in the […]

Dr. Jenni Siegel from Johnston lab receives grant from the FRAXA Research Foundation

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Jenni Siegel, a research scientist in Dan Johnston’s lab, received an award from the FRAXA Research Foundation for her project entitled “Prefrontal cortex network dynamics in Fragile X Syndrome”.  Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is an autism spectrum disorder and the most common heritable cause of mental disability.  Using a Fragile X mouse model of the working […]