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 Winter Quarter 2013 Rotation Talks
The Neurobiology & Behavior Winter Quarter 2012 Rotation Talks & will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 (from 2:30pm to 5:30pm) in T-733 Health Sciences Building. The Rotation Talks were presented by 1st year N&B students who have completed lab rotations (NEUBEH526) during Winter Quarter 2013.
Winter 2013 Schedule
Phosphoinositide signaling and TRPV1
(Lab of Sharona Gordon)
Acetylcholine and GABA are required for the neuronal response to H2S
(Lab of Dana Miller)
Recording stability in microelectrode arrays
(Lab of Chet Moritz)
Luminance contrast in visual area V4
(Lab of Anitha Pasupathy)
Cooler approaches to a hot topic: Finding novel treatments for hot flashes
(Lab of Robert Steiner)
Understanding the mechanisms by which AgRP neurons regulate fertility and feeding
(Lab of Richard Palmiter)
Genetically mapping parabrachial circuitry
(Lab of Richard Palmiter)
Comparison of vowel confusions from vocoder simulations in normal hearing and cochlear implant listeners
(Lab of Julie Bierer)
Nucleus accumbens activity during appetitive and aversive conditioning
(Lab of Larry Zweifel)
The role of CD24 and Siglec-G in modulating microglial response to TLR4 agonists
(Lab of Jonathan Weinstein)
The role of hypocretin in post-TBI sleep disorders
(Lab of Mark Opp)
Does p75 disulfide-linked dimerization act as an indicator of oxidative stress through the sensing of reactive oxygen species?
(Lab of Mark Bothwell)
Responses of NMDA receptor activity during periods of low and high frequency stimulation
(Lab of Andres Barria)
Noise correlations improve discriminability in pairs of retinal ganglion cells
(Labs of Fred Rieke & Eric Shea-Brown)
Imaging cortical neuronal activity using 2-photon microscopy
(Lab of Wyeth Bair)
Click here to download N&B Winter 2013 Rotation Abstracts