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 Neuroscience 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.
Neuroscience 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 former Neuroscience 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.
Former Neuroscience Student William Marrs in lab of Nephi Stella identifies a novel mechanism controlling levels of an endogenous cannabinoid in the brain.
Research of Neuroscience 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.
Neuroscience Faculty Fetz and Perlmutter create a brain-computer interface to restore movement in a paralyzed monkey.
The Neuroscience Program a faculty seminar series that highlights the neuroscience research being done on the UW campus and affiliated sites, plus research from all over the U.S. This gives faculty an opportunity to showcase their current work. The 510 seminar series speakers are chosen by our graduate students. These speakers are invited from the U.S. to present topics from many disciplines related to neuroscience. All neuroscience faculty, students, postdocs and research staff are invited to attend.
2015-2016 Neuroscience Seminar Series: Neubeh 510
Mondays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm,
K-069 HSB, Autumn Quarter; except 11/16/15 in A-420 HSB
TBA HSB, Winter Quarter;
TBA HSB, Spring Quarter
Dates and Seminar Speakers - Autumn Quarter 2015
October 5, 2015
Geoffrey Boynton, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
More about Dr. Boynton
October 12, 2015
David Perkel, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biology & Otolaryngology; Director, Neuroscience
More about Dr. Perkel
November 2, 2015
Jonathan Pillow, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychology & Neurobiology
University of Texas - Austin
More about Dr. Pillow
(Student Host: Rich Pang, Neuro Graduate Students)
(Faculty Host: Wyeth Bair, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Structure)
November 9, 2015
Yavin Shaham, PhD
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November 23, 2015
Kurt Weaver, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology; Member of IBIC (Integrated Brain Imaging Center)
More about Dr. Weaver
November 30, 2015
David van Essen, PhD
Professor, Division of Biology and Biomedical Science, Washington University in St. Louis
More about Dr. van Essen
(Student Host: Abishek De, Neuro Graduate Students)
(Faculty Host: Beth Buffalo, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics)
December 7, 2015
Moses Chao, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience Institute, NYU School of Medicine
More about Dr. Moses Chao
(Student Host: Phil Mardoum, Neuro Graduate Students)
(Faculty Host: Eliot Brenowitz, Professor, Departments of Biology and Psychology)