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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 […]

Dan Johnston honored with symposium at SfN

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Dan Johnston was honored by a day-long symposium that was planned by the many people in the field of neuroscience that he has trained and mentored.  The symposium was held in Chicago the weekend of SfN and included a day of talks from many of Dan’s former students and postdocs, as well as a celebratory […]

Meg Schlichting receives Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award

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Meg Schlichting, in the Preston Lab, received a 2015 Trainee Professional Development Awards from the Society for Neuroscience.  These awards are presented to deserving young scientists who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in their research. These awards provide those in the early stages of their career the chance to present a scientific abstract and to […]

Dr. Laura Colgin receives NSF CAREER award

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Dr. Laura Colgin received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for her project entitled “Role of slow and fast gamma rhythms during sleep”. CAREER awards are one of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards given in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration […]

Drew Lab publishes in Journal of Neuroscience

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Dr. Michael Drew’s lab published a research article in the Journal of Neuroscience entitled “Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis Modulates Fear Learning through Associative and Nonassociative Mechanisms”.  This research reveals two different mechanisms through which adult hippocampal neurogenesis supports fear learning. Seo DO, Carillo MA, Lim CH, Tanaka KF and Drew MR. (2015).  Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis Modulates […]

Two recent publications from the Johnston Lab

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Researchers in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Johnston have recently published two papers with future research implications. Matlab-based automated patch clamp system for awake behaving mice. Niraj S Desai, Jennifer J Siegel, William Taylor, Raymond A Chitwood, Daniel Johnston Journal of Neurophysiology Jun 2015, DOI: 10.1152 / jn.00025.2015 and Trace Eyeblink Conditioning in Mice Is Dependent upon the Dorsal Medial Prefrontal Cortex, Cerebellum, and Amygdala: Behavioral Characterization […]

Dr. Pierce-Shimomura publishes in eLIFE

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Dr. Jon Pierce-Shimomura and colleagues published a research article in eLIFE entitled “Magnetosensitive neurons mediate geomagnetic orientation in Caenorhabditis elegans”.  This research identifies a microscopic, magnetic sensing structure located on the end of a neuron in C. elegans worms.  The structure allows the worms to sense and orient to the earths magnetic field and is […]

Dr. Nicholas Priebe receives Human Frontier Science Program Grant

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Dr. Nicholas Priebe, along with three other researchers in the field, have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Human Frontier Science Program to study how the sensory system adapts to environmental change. Click here to read an article on this project that was published in the Daily Texan.

Priebe lab publishes in Journal of Neurophysiology

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Dr. Nicholas Priebe and colleagues published a research article in the Journal of Neurophysiology entitled “Motion dependence of smooth pursuit eye movements in the marmots”.   This research revealed that marmosets engage similar mechanisms to other non-human primates to accomplish smooth pursuit eye movements, which serve to stabilize slow-moving objects on the retina by matching […]