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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 […]

Dr. Tracy Wang from the Lewis-Peacock lab featured in Science News

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Dr. Tracy Wang, a postdoc in the Lewis-Peacock lab, presented her work in a poster at the Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting and it was subsequently covered by Science News.  The poster, entitled “Forgetting is more work than remembering”, described Tracy’s work on the neural processes underlying forgetting.  By using fMRI imaging and a behavioral paradigm in which […]

Boris Zemelman and Michael Drew receive NIH BRAIN initiative grant

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Drs. Boris Zemelman and Michael Drew, along with Dr. Stephan Martin in the department of Chemistry, received a NIH Brain Initiative grant for their proposal entitled  “A viral system for light-dependent trapping of activated neurons”.  This project will develop a novel method for identifying and gaining genetic access to transiently active, behaviorally-relevant assemblies of neurons in […]

Laura Colgin’s Neuron publication featured in Austin American Statesman

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Dr. Laura Colgin’s lab recently published a paper in Neuron entitled “Spatial Sequence Coding Differs during Slow and Fast Gamma Rhythms in the Hippocampus”.  This research reveals that place cells code sequences of locations differently during slow and fast gamma rhythms and has implications for understanding “fast forward” memory, as described in the Austin American […]