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 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 […]
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 […]
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. 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, 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.
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 […]
Dr. Dan Johnston was featured on KUTs Texas Standard discussing 6 ways to keep your brain sharp. Listen to the newscast here: http://www.texasstandard.org/shows/05222015/6-ways-to-keep-your-brain-sharp/
The Raab-Graham lab has published a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry entitled “Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Tagging Promotes Dendritic Branch Variability through the Capture of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II α (CaMKIIα) mRNAs by the RNA-binding Protein HuD”. Synopsis: The fate of a memory, whether stored or forgotten, is determined by the ability of […]
Drs. Mike Mauk and Alison Preston spearheaded a successful training grant submission for CLM. The grant is funded through NIMH and will provide 5 years of support for 2 graduate students and 4 years of support for 2 postdoctoral fellows that are training in CLM labs.