N&B Student Stephanie Furrer has cover article of Journal of Neuroscience Special Issue

Stephanie’s work on Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 7 was published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Neuroscience

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N&B Social at the SFN Meeting

The Graduate Program in Neurobiology & Behavior will be hosting a social mixer in Washington, D.C. on
Saturday, November 12, 5:00pm until 8:00pm.
Food and drink while it lasts!

Program co-director Eliot Brenowitz will be your host, at Againn DC Gastropub
located just 0.2 miles from the convention center.


1099 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Located on 11th St between K St & New York Ave
Telephone: 202.639.9830

The gathering is open to current and former Neurobiology & Behavior members and friends.

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BRAINS will promote diversity in neuroscience.

Neurobiology & Behavior Program faculty member (and ex-program director) Sheri Mizumori is the Principle Investigator of an NIH R25 grant recently awarded in the amount of a nearly $1.3 million dollars, over 5 years. The project “Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroSciences” will provide professional development support to neuroscience assistant professors and postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Computational Neuroscience Training Grant

A new NIH Computational Neuroscience Training Grant has been awarded to the University of Washington, with N&B Program faculty member Adrienne Fairhall serving as the Principle Investigator and Director. The grant will initiate two new programs. The grant contains a PhD graduate component offering a tailored curriculum including neurobiology core courses and quantitative courses in computational neuroscience, mathematics, computer science and physics. PhD candidates will attend a weekly journal club. Many N&B Program faculty are included in the training faculty for this grant. The grant also provides funding for a two-year sequence in computational neuroscience for undergraduate students. The success of this grant application is indicative of the strength of the University of Washington in the area of Computational Neuroscience.

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10 Students will enter the N&B Program in 2011

Our goal this year was to recruit 9 or 10 students.  The recruitment effort, led by Maureen Neitz, was highly successful. 10 students accepted our offer to join the Neurobiology & Behavior Program.  They are –

Tatiana Anderson
BS, Neuroscience
University of Minnesota

Leah R. Bakst
Oberlin College

Wambura Fobbs
Biology-Neurobiology Track
Yale University

Aiva Ievins
Biological Sciences
University of Chicago

Andrea McQuate
BA, Neuroscience
Oberlin College

Brian Schmidt
BA, Psychology
Brown University

Liza Shoenfeld
BA, Neuroscience
Bowdoin College

Eric Thomas
BS, Molecular & Cellular Biology; BA, Classics
University of Arizona

Maxwell H. Turner
BS, Biology; BS, Mathematics
University of Iowa

Amanda Wunsch
BS, Psychology
University of Iowa

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