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.
The Golding lab published a research article in Nature Neuroscience in collaboration with Dr. Philip Joris and colleagues from the University of Leuven. The paper, entitled “In vivo coincidence detection in mammalian sound localization generates phase delays”, reveals the mechanisms by which the brain computes spatial sound localization. Franken TP, Roberts MT, Wei L, Golding NL and Joris […]
Dr. Kristen Harris received a Scientific Innovations Award from the Brain Research Foundation for her reserach proposal entitled “Synaptome of Memory”. This project will focus on identifying the progression and ultrastructural consequences of activity-dependent synapse remodeling in a cellular mechanism of learning and memory.
The Colgin lab has published a paper in the journal Hippocampus entitled “The Relationship Between Gamma Frequency and Running Speed Differs for Slow and Fast Gamma Rhythms in Freely Behaving Rats”. This research investigates the way that different subtypes of gamma rhythms in the hippocampus correlate differently with rats’ behavior. Specifically, the frequency of fast gamma […]
Dr. Laura Colgin received a 5 year R01 grant from NIMH to study the roles of slow and fast gamma oscillations in memory processing. The proposed work will test the hypothesis that slow and fast gamma oscillations perform distinct functions in the hippocampal network, with fast gamma promoting memory encoding and slow gamma mediating memory retrieval.