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, 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. Alison Preston was received a R01 grant from the NIMH for her project entitled “Hippocampal and prefrontal contributions to memory integration”.
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 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 […]
Dr. Alison Preston and her graduate student Jackson Liang published a paper in Cerebral Cortex entitled “Content Representation in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe”. This research utilized fMRI to investigate how different regions of the medial temporal lobe respond to novel event content (e.g., faces, scenes, spoken words, visual words).
Dr. Raab-Graham’s is profiled on the faculty spotlight feature of the School of Biological Sciences publication In Vivo. The feature gives an overview of Dr. Raab-Graham’s research on the role of local protein synthesis in neuronal signaling and learning and memory, as well as her involvement in teaching the neuroscience “boot-camp” for incoming graduate students.
Deborah Watson, postdoctoral fellow in the Harris Lab, received a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA award from the NIMH for her project entitled “Dynamic regulation of SER during development and synaptic plasticity”. The project will investigate how the smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) modifies its organization to support dendritic spine and synapse structure during normal development and synaptic plasticity.
Dr. Kristen Harris recently published a paper entitled “Differential effects of strain, circadian cycle, and stimulation pattern on LTP and concurrent LTD in the dentate gyrus of freely moving rats” in the journal Hippocampus. This research revealed how these natural and experimental factors regulate granule cell excitability, and differentially affect LTP and concurrent LTD in the dentate […]
Dr. Kristen Harris received a RO1 grant from the NIH for her project entitled ” Developmental control of synapse structure with LTP”. This project combines electron microscopy and long-term potentiation, a synaptic mechanism of learning and memory, to investigate the normal development of synapse structure and function.