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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 […]

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 […]