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Keegan Hines in Aldrich lab publishes in Journal of General Physiology

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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 receives Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research

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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.

Dr. Kim Raab-Graham publishes in Neuropharmacology

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Dr. Kim Raab-Graham’s lab group published a paper in Neuropharmacology entitled “mTORC1 Dependent Protein Synthesis Underlying Rapid Antidepressant Effect Requires GABABR Signaling”.  This research explores the molecular actions of rapid antidepressant drugs, a class of drugs that are known to block NMDA receptors, also engage GABAB receptors.  This novel finding promises new therapeutic targets for ameliorating […]

Dr. Russell Poldrack delves into his own brain’s inner workings

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Featured in an article for UT’s College of Natural Science’s Texas Science: News, Dr. Poldrack details a year long adventure whereby he is taking the Qualified Self, and his own brain to the next level of understanding. http://web5.cns.utexas.edu/news/2013/04/neuroscientist-brain-russome/

Dr. Kristen M Harris honored presenter at World Science Festival

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Dr. Kristen Harris will be a presenter at the 2013 World Science Festival in the sold out event Friday May 31st, 2013 (8:00p – 9:30p) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College under the title Architects of the Mind: A Blueprint for the Human Brain. This event is part of the Big Ideas Series and […]

Dr. Hiroshi Nishyama publishes two articles in Journal of Neuroscience

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  Dr. Hiroshi Nishiyama has two research articles in press in the Journal of Neuroscience entitled: (1) “Dendritic translocation establishes the winner in cerebellar climbing fiber synapse elimination” and (2) “The long-term structural plasticity of cerebellar parallel fiber axons and its modulation by motor learning”.  The first study used an innovative, non-invasive vital imaging technique […]

Joshua Russel wins Outstanding Graduate Student Award

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Joshua Russel, graduate student in the lab of Dr. Jon Pierce-Shimomura, received the Granof Outstanding Graduate Student Award.  This award recognizes outstanding graduate students for distinguished scholarship, research, writing, service and teaching.  Joshua’s thesis research investigates the neuromolecular basis of sensory perception in c elegans.  He also helped develop an outreach program for graduate students to […]

Dr. Ila Fiete receives CNS Teaching Excellence Award

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Dr.Ila Fiete was awarded a 2013 CNS Staff Excellence Reward for Teaching.  The College of Natural Sciences Excellence Award for Teaching recognizes excellent work performance by outstanding faculty who have had a positive influence on the educational experience of our students.  It is awarded by the Dean to increase awareness of excellent teachers and to […]

Dr. Dan Johnston publishes in the Journal of Neurophysiology

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Dr. Dan Johston and his graduate student Kelly Dougherty published a paper in the Journal of Neurophysiology entitled “Differential Expression of HCN Subunits Alters Voltage-Dependent Gating of h-channels in CA1 Pyramidal Neurons from the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus”.  This research revealed differences in the functional properties and subunit expression profiles of a voltage gated ion channels […]