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Dr. Marie Monfils publishes paper in Learning & Memory

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Dr. Marie Monfils published a paper in Learning & Memory entitled “Learned together, extinguished apart: Reducing fear to complex stimuli”(In press). This work examines how compound memories are encoded and extinguished, and reveals important implications for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Dr. Kim Raab-Graham receives pilot grant from INIA

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Dr. Kim Raab-Graham received a grant from the Integrated Neuroscience Initiative Consortium on Alcoholism to support her pilot project that will study the potential role of changes in mTOR dependent protein synthesis as a result of excessive alcohol consumption.  These studies will help define the molecular targets involved in tolerance, physical dependence, and craving as a result of […]

Dr. Dan Johnston receives RO1 award from NIH

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Dr. Dan Johnston renewed his NIH RO1 grant entitled “Cellular Information Processing in the Hippocampus”. This project will explore common neurobiological mechanisms in animal models for depression and epilepsy by focusing on an ion channel (the h channel) that has been associated with both diseases.

Dr. Michael Mack receives NRSA award from the NIMH

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Michael Mack, postdoctoral fellow in the Preston Lab, received a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA award from NIMH for his project titled “The mutual influence of attention and learning during knowledge acquisition”. Using a novel methodology combining functional magnetic resonance imaging and formal computational modeling, this project will investigate the neurobiological mechanisms that capture experiences and […]

Dr. Ila Fiete publishes paper in Nature Neuroscience

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Dr. Ila R Fiete has published the following paper in Nature Neuroscience.  “Specific evidence of low-dimensional continuous attractor dynamics in grid cells”, Yoon, KJ, Buice, MA, Barry, C, Hayman, R, Burgess, N, Fiete, IR (2013) http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3450.html  

Dr. Laura Colgin publishes Annual Review of Neuroscience article

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Dr. Laura Colgin published an Annual Review of Neuroscience article entitled “Mechanisms and functions of theta rhythms”.  This article reviews progress in the field of theta rhythm research in the brain, including how they support cognitive function and learning.  Annual Review Neuroscience, 36:295-312

Dr. Dan Johnston delivers lecture at NICHD retreat

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Dr. Dan Johnston was invited to give a lecture at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development scientific retreat for the division of Intramural Research.  He presented his research in the area of denderitic channelopathies.

Dr. Farr Niere receives 4-year NSF postdoctoral fellowship

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Dr. Farr Niere, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Kim Raab-Graham’s lab, received a 4-year postdoctoral minority fellowship through the NSF.  The fellowship provides funding for 3 years of research and a final year of teaching.

Golding lab publishes 2 papers in Neuron

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  Dr. Nace Golding and his postdoctoral fellow Dr. Michael Roberts published two papers in the journal Neuron entitled: (1) “Directional hearing by linear summations of binaural inputs at the medial superior olive”, and (2) “A mechanistic understanding of the role of feedforward inhibition in the mammalian sound localization circuitry”. Humans and other mammals localize sounds […]

Lindsay Becker named Dean’s Honored Graduate for 2013

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Lindsay Becker, undergraduate student in the Pierce-Shimomura lab, was selected as Dean’s Honored Graduate in the School of Biomedical Sciences.  She is graduating with a degree in honors biology. Lindsay is being recognized for her excellent academic performance and research efforts in the laboratory that have culminated in her honors thesis entitled “Neural pathway for […]