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.
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 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 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 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, 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.
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, 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 […]
Keegan Hines, graduate student in the Lab of Rick Aldrich, published a paper in the Journal of General Physiology entitled “Inferring subunit stoichiometry form single molecule photobleaching”. This research analyzes a recently proposed fluorescence method for studying protein complexes such as ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors. The work provides a rigorous statistical basis for the […]
Dr. Ila Fiete received a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research for her proposal entitled “The Interplay of Dynamics and Information Processing in Neural Computation”. This grant program is designed to support young investigators who show exceptional promise for doing creative research and to encourage their teaching and research careers.