12 students join our Program in the class of 2010-2011

Please welcome these 12 students who are entering the N&B program this year.

Sweta Agrawal
Heather Barnett (MSTP)
Matthew Brodsky
Florence D’Orzai
Philia Gau
Sung-Eun Huh
Yusha “Katie” Liu (MSTP)
Alison Mehravari
Alipi Naydenov (MSTP)
Dina Popovkina
Melissa Ralston
Stephanie Seeman

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UW School of Medicine celebrates 1st year grad students

Every year, the UW School of Medicine holds a celebration for first-year graduate students. Faculty, staff, and second-year graduate students are also invited. We hope you’ll attend!

Thursday, October 28, 20104:30–6:30 p.m.
Lobby (A-300), Magnuson Health Sciences Center, University of Washington
Please see the attached PDF for more information. PhD reception

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Stem Cell Course

The Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine will once again be offering the stem cell course, CONJ 530 – Directing Stem Cells Toward Regenerative Medicine – during the Autumn ’10 quarter.  This course is listed in the time schedule and is slated to start on November 1st.  The class will be held at the South Lake Union campus. If you are interested in auditing all/part of the course — you are welcome to do so, the class will be in Administration building, UW South Lake Union, room C123B.  See the class schedule.

CONJ 530
Directing Stem Cells Toward Regenerative Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine – Autumn ’10 – 1.5 credits

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Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting of SFN

Meeting Announcement:
The 2010 Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience will be held at the University of Victoria (Canada) on October 23, 2010. Although there is NO registration fee to attend or present at the meeting, you must still register.
Information about registration, lodging and travel.

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Teaching internships for 2010/2011

TI assignments are as follows:

Autumn Quarter 2010
NBio 401 – Braulio Peguero

Winter Quarter 2011
NBio 301 – Agata Budzillo, Amber Slowik, Sarah Wardlaw
NBio 402 – Kai Miller

Spring Quarter 2011
NBio 302 – Candice Davidoff, Sharri Zamore, Nick Hollon
NBio 404 – Andrew Prendergast

Autumn 2010, Winter 2011 & Spring 2011
NBio 450 – to be announced soon

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Congratulations, Will

MarrsN&B student William Marrs, mentored by Nephi Stella, is the lead author of an important paper recently published in Nature Neuroscience, described in this press release, and lauded by Futurity. Their work describes a novel mechanism that degrades the endocannabinoid, 2-AG, in brain.

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New Web Site

You may already have noticed that the website of the N&B Program has been given a face-lift. All the original content is still available. However, newly organized navigational menus (and a search function) will hopefully make it easier for you to find the information you seek. Suggestions for improvements of the site can be submitted as comments to this message.

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The staff and co-directors of the UW Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neurobiology & Behavior welcome you to our new blog, which will chronicle news and events in our graduate program.

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