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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 […]

Brian Gereke and Lauren Kreeger receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Two neuroscience graduate students in CLM labs were recently awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.  This program provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. The Fellowship provides three years of stipend support, plus funds to cover additional educational costs and the potential […]

Dr. Marie Monfils receives grant from Darrell K Royal Research Fund

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Dr. Marie Monfils is one of six Texas-based researchers that will receive grant funding from the DKR Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease. This fund provides grant money to support early-mid career researchers and advance cutting-edge Alzheimer’s in Texas. DKR Grant Awards Press Release

UT System Regents approve UT Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Institute

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The University of Texas System Regents today approved the creation of a virtual institute to help UT neuroscientists compete for federal and private grants and dramatically advance research of the human brain. Regents voted unanimously to appropriate $20 million over two years to establish the UT System Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Institute. In the first year, […]

Preston lab publishes in inaugural Current Opinions of Behavioral Sciences

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The Preston lab has published a review entitled “Memory integration: neuronal mechanisms and implications for behavior” in the inaugural issue of the new review journal Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences.  This journal will showcase all aspects of behavioral science and will address the wide range of multidisciplinary approaches that are used to investigate questions in this […]

Harris lab publishes in J Comparative Neurology and J Neurophysiology

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The Harris lab recently published research articles the Journal of Comparative Neurology and the Journal of Neurophysiology. The Journal of Comparative Neurology paper is entitled “Dynamics of Nascent and Active Zone Ultrastructure as Synapses Enlarge During Long-Term Potentiation in Mature Hippocampus”. This work investigates the dynamics of nascent and active zones at dendritic spine synapses. […]

Dr. Lewis-Peacock publishes papers in PNAS and Cerebral Cortex

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Dr. Jarrod Lewis-Peacock recently published articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in Cerebral Cortex. The paper appearing in PNAS is entitled “Pruning of memories by context-based prediction error”.  This work reveals the discovery of an active mechanism for forgetting that weakens memories selectively. Specifically, the work shows that the brain automatically generates […]