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 2015 Rotation Talks
The Neurobiology & Behavior Winter Quarter 2015 Rotation Talks & will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 (from 2:30pm to 4:15pm) in G-328 Health Sciences Building. The Rotation Talks were presented by 1st year N&B students who have completed lab rotations (NEUBEH526) during Winter Quarter 2015.
Winter 2015 Schedule
Optogenetic inhibition of 5-HT neurons in the dorsal raphe promotes anxiety
(Lab of Charles Chavkin)
Characterizing the behavioral phenotypes associated with a mouse model of Dravet Syndrome
(Lab of William Catterall)
Traveling waves on human cortex
(Lab of Jeff Ojemann)
What causes the PFC neurons to discriminate partially occluded shapes?
(Lab of Anitha Pasupathy)
Mixture processing in the antennal lobe of the Hawkmoth Manduca sexta
(Lab of Jeff Riffell)
The role of dopamine D1 receptors in the parabrachial nucleus on feeding
(Lab of Richard Palmiter)