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 Spring Quarter 2013 Rotation Talks
The Neurobiology & Behavior Spring Quarter 2013 Rotation Talks will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 (beginning 2:30pm) in T-747 Health Sciences Building. The Rotation Talks will be presented by 1st year N&B students who have completed lab rotations (NEUBEH526) during Spring Quarter.
Spring 2013 SCHEDULE
|2:30pm||Mark Wronkiewicz, N&B Student:
Evaluating the effects of overt movement on motor imagery-based BCIs
(Lab of Rajeesh Rao)
|2:42pm||Rich Pang, N&B Student:
Toward modeling multisensory encoding of search strategies in the yellow fever mosquito
(Lab of Adrienne Fairhall)
|2:54pm||Aaron Garcia, N&B Student:
Electrophysiological effects of CGRP on RA neurons in the zebra finch
(Lab of David Perkel)
|3:06pm||Lauren Hood, N&B Student:
Differentiation of iPSCs in vivo in the rodent model of spinal cord injuries
(Lab of Phil Horner)
|3:18pm||Hannah Thomasy, N&B Student:
The role of CRF in the VTA: Modulating stress and reward
(Lab of Larry Zweifel)
|3:30pm||Ashley Angell, N&B Student:
Elucidating the localization and function of Bif-1 isoforms in neurons
(Lab of Richard Morrison)
|3:42pm||Katherine Gumps, N&B Student:
Microglial migration in an MPP+-induced model of neurodegeneration
(Lab of Jing Zhang)
|4:04pm||Brooke Jarvie, N&B Student:
Dissecting the role of kappa opioid receptors in serotonergic and dopaminergic circuits in response to stress
(Lab of Charles Chavkin)
|4:16pm||Matthew Soleiman, N&B Student:
Adaptations in the lateral habenula following extended cocaine self-administration
(Lab of John Neumaier)
|4:28pm||Eric Nicholas, N&B Student:
Investigating viral mediated gener delivery in the rhesus macaque
(Lab of Greg Horwitz)
|4:40pm||Alsion Weber, N&B Student:
In vivo extracellular recording in mouce V1
(Lab of Wyeth Bair)
|4:52pm||Mishaela DiNino, N&B Student:
The effect of grammatically and word complexity on electrophysiological measures of neural language processing
(Lab of Lee Osterhout)
|5:04pm||Sarah Pickett, N&B Student:
Characterization of hopx and SRF expression during lateral line hair cell regeneration
(Lab of David Raible)
Click here to download N&B Spring 2013 Rotation Abstracts