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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 […]

Dr. Kim Raab-Graham publishes in Journal of Biological Chemistry

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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 […]

CLM receives training grant from NIMH

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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.

Dr. Nace Golding publishes in Nature Neuroscience

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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 […]