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Dr. Rick Aldrich elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Congratulations to Dr. Rick Aldrich, who was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people.  Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Fellows […]

Dr. Darrin Brager receives NIH R01

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Dr. Darrin Brager, in collaboration with Dr. Boris Zemelman, was awarded a new 5-year NIH R01 grant to study ion channels and dendrites in a mouse model of Fragile X syndrome.

Dr. Lewis-Peacock publishes in Nature Communications

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Dr. Lewis-Peacock co-published a manuscript with Dr. Kenneth Norman (Princeton University) in Nature Communications entitled “Competition between items in working memory leads to forgetting”.  Rapidly switching the focus of attention is believed to impair memory but it is unclear how. Lewis-Peacock and Norman use brain imaging and multivariate analysis to show that when two memories […]

Dr. Laura Colgin publishes review in Current Opinion

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Dr. Laura Colgin published a review paper in Current Opinion in Neurobiology entitled “Theta-gamma coupling in the entorhinal-hippocampal system”.  Theta rhythms (∼5–10 Hz) have been thought to play a critical role in memory processing in the entorhinal–hippocampal network. However, recent evidence suggests that successful memory performance also requires coupling of ∼30–100 Hz gamma rhythms to particular phases […]

Michael Mack gives Meg Schlichting a very “cerebral” wedding gift!

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Michael Mack and Meg Schlichting, both members of the Preston Lab, were married in August.  Michael wanted to give his bride-to-be a very special gift that represented his commitment and love, and given that they are both cognitive neuroscientists, that meant a 3-D model of his brain!  The “thoughtful” gift even made the news! http://www.cnet.com/news/groom-gives-bride-heady-gift-his-brain/ […]

Drew Lab publishes in Learning & Memory and in Hippocampus

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The Drew lab recently published research articles in the journal Learning & Memory and the journal Hippocampus. The Learning & Memory paper is entitled “Potent Attenuation of Context Fear by Extinction Training Contiguous with Acquisition”.  This research investigated the mechanisms through which the emotional valence of a memory is established.  Using a procedure known as contextual […]

Raab-Graham lab publishes in Neurobiology of Disease

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The Raab-Graham lab recently published a research article in the journal Neurobiology of Disease entitled “Rapamycin reveals an mTOR-independent Repression of Kv1.1 Expression during Epileptogenesis”.  This work investigates the changes in mTOR activity and resultant mTOR dependent regulation of Kv1.1 ion channel expression following epileptic activity. Sosanya N.M., Brager D.H., Wolfe S., Niere F. and […]

2013 Austin Conference on Learning & Memory Keynote speakers win Nobel Prize

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Drs. Edvard and May-Britt Moser, along with Dr. John O-Keefe, received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for their discoveries of place cells and grid cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.  The Mosers delivered the keynote addresses April 2013 at the last Austin Conference on Learning & Memory.  The title […]

Dr. Laura Colgin receives New Investigators grant from the Alzheimer’s Association

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Dr. Laura Colgin received a New Investigators Research Grant (NIRG) from the Alzheimer’s Association to study disrupted gamma oscillations in Alzheimer’s disease. The NIRG program is designed to provide new investigators (less than 10 years post doctoral degree) funding to support preliminary/pilot data with the intent to lay the groundwork for future grant applications to […]

Sean Trettel received Graduate School Endowed Fellowship

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Sean Trettel, an INS graduate student in Dr. Laura Colgin’s lab, was awarded a UT Graduate School Named/Endowed Continuing Fellowship.  These fellowships are awarded on the merits of the graduate students academic and research accomplishments since entering Graduate School, as well as a strong personal statement and letters of recommendation.  The fellowship provides stipend, tuition and […]