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Michael Drew elected Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

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Dr. Micheal Drew was elected to Associate member status of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), founded in 1961, is a professional, international organization of leading brain scientists. Membership is by nomination only and scientists elected to the ACNP are selected primarily on the basis of their original research contributions. The […]

Brager Lab publishes in Journal of Neurophysiology

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Greg Ordemann, a graduate student in the Brager Lab, recently published a paper in the Journal of Neurophysiology entitled “D-type potassium channels normalize action potential firing between dorsal and ventral CA1 neurons of the mouse hippocampus.”  This research reveals that action potential threshold in ventral neurons is influenced by a greater functional expression of D-type potassium […]

Priebe Lab publishes in Nature Neuroscience

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Jason Samonds and colleagues in the Priebe lab published a research paper in Nature Neuroscience entitled “Natural image and receptive field statistics predict saccade sizes.”  This research investigates the role of eye movement in visual information processing and motor system adaptation. For more information about this research see:  https://cns.utexas.edu/news/why-do-our-eyes-move-as-they-do-ut-scientists-have-new-answers-to-that Samonds JM, Geisler WS and Priebe […]

Dr. Lewis-Peacock receives R01grant from NEI

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Dr. Jarrod Lewis-Peacock received a 5 year R01 grant from the National Eye Institute for his proposal entitled “Biasing the forgetting of visual memories”.  The goal of this proposal is to understand the factors that influence activation-dependent forgetting, and to evaluate whether people can exploit this mechanism to improve their memory.

Dr. Kristen Harris publishes in PNAS

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The Harris lab published a paper in PNAS entitled “Long-term potentiation expands information content of hippocampal dentate gyrus synapses.”  This research combined signal detection theory and precise 3D reconstructions from serial section electron microscopy (3DEM) to investigate synaptic plasticity and information storage capacity at medial perforant path synapses in adult hippocampal dentate gyrus in vivo. […]

Dr. Audrey Brumback awarded Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society

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Dr. Brumback has been awarded the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society.  Each year this prestigious award recognizes a child neurologist/scientist that poses “a set of fundamental values and practices, qualities of character, and habits of mind expressed through solidly grounded and applied research that … benefit all child neurologists […]

New CLM faculty Dr. Joseph Dunsmoor publishes in PNAS

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Dr. Joseph Dunsmoor recently published a research paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science entitled “Stress promotes generalization of older but not recent threat memories”.  This research investigates how stress and the amount of time that has passed since an adverse event affects the generalization of memories. Specifically, these findings show that acute stress […]

Drew Lab publishes in Journal of Neuroscience

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Dr. Brian Bernier and colleagues in the Drew lab published a research paper in the Journal of Neuroscience entitled “Dentate gyrus contributes to retrieval as well as encoding: Evidence from context fear conditioning, recall, and extinction”. Despite abundant evidence that the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) plays a critical role in memory, it has remained unclear […]

Drs. Johnston and Zemelman receive McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award

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Drs. Dan Johnston and Boris Zemelman received a McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award for their research proposal entitled “Prefrontal Dysfunction in Fragile X Syndrome”. Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and is caused by a mutation in the fmr1 gene.  Previously it has been shown that mice lacking […]