Graduate Training in Neuroscience
University of Washington
Two of our recent graduates, Sung Han and Julia Lemos, have had work from their dissertations published in Nature. Both papers represent collaborations between labs in our Neurobiology & Behavior program (Catterall and de la Iglesia, and Phillips and Chavkin.)
Dr. Han’s paper “Autistic-like behaviour in Scn1a+/- mice and rescue by enhanced GABA-mediated neurotransmission” identifies the neurobiological mechanism of autistic-like behavior in an animal model of Dravet syndrome and has important implications for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Lemos’ paper “Severe stress switches CRF action in the nucleus accumbens from appetitive to aversive” demonstrates a neural mechanism for how stress can lead to depression.
N&B faculty member Adrian KC Lee (Speech & Hearing Sciences, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences) just received a prestigious Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program Awardhttp://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/afoo-aag011112.php
This Award is for new researchers who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. His AFOSR project is to develop "An integrated neuroscience and engineering approach to classifying human brain-states."
The work of N&B student Stephanie Furrer on the mechanism of spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 is featured on the cover of this month's special issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
N&B Student William Marrs in lab of Nephi Stella identifies a novel mechanism controlling levels of an endogenous cannabinoid in the brain.
Research of N&B Program Labs Featured in the Wall Street Journal
The labs of David Raible and Ed Rubel are using zebrafish as a model system to identify drugs and genes that may influence damage and regeneration of sensory hair cells of the human inner ear. N&B graduate student Julie Harris has contributed importantly to this work.
N&B Faculty Fetz and Perlmutter create a brain-computer interface to restore movement in a paralyzed monkey.
N&B Autumn Quarter 2012 Rotation Talks
The Neurobiology & Behavior Autumn Quarter Rotation Talks will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 (from 2:30pm to 5:50pm) at D-209 HSB. The Rotation Talks will be presented by 1st year N&B students who completed lab rotations (NEUBEH526) during Autumn Quarter.
Autumn 2012 SCHEDULE
Characterizing a novel morphological feature of vestibular hair cells
(Lab of Jennifer Stone)
Shape representation in V4: Reference frames & segmentation
(Lab of Anitha Pasupathy)
Modeling prey tracking in the dragonfly
(Lab of Adrienne Fairhall)
Beta brand power decreases in primary motor cortex during stimulation of nucleus accumbens to reward neural activity
(Lab of Ed Fetz)
Adaptive sampling in macaque V1 with Gaussian processes
(Lab of Greg Horwitz)
Brain state classification on the N+1 subject using weighted inverse current estimates
(Lab of KC Lee)
Effects of frequency on loudness growth functions and their fMRI BOLD signal counterparts
(Lab of Christopher Stecker)
GABAless in Seattle: Knocking out GABA in medium spiny neurons of the striatum
(Lab of Richard Palmiter)
A role for dynorphin in hot flashes
(Lab of Robert Steiner)
Dissecting the neural circuitry underlying vulnerability to addiction
(Lab of Charles Chavkin)
Status epilepticus and hippocampal damage in a mouse model of Dravet Syndrome
(Lab of William Catterall)
Focal adhesions in Glioblastoma Multiforme: Regulating their number through the selective activation of GPRC
(Lab of Nephi Stella)
Identifying the neuronal circuitry underlying NCA channel function in C. elegans
(Lab of Michael Ailion)
The role of corticostriatal projections in effort-based decision-making
(Lab of Susan Ferguson)
Effects of inhibiting the lateral habenula in the forced swimming test
(Lab of John Neumaier)
Response of frontal eye field during perturbed smooth pursuit eye movements
(Lab of Michael Mustari)
Click here to download N&B Autumn 2012 Rotation Abstracts