News & Events

  1. Neurobiology Club Meeting 1/30

    Hi everyone,
    We will be having a current NBIO student panel this Wednesday (1/30) at 5 pm in PCAR 297!
    Come to hear their stories, learn how they got to where they are, and ask any questions you have. We welcome people from all majors. See you there!
    Neurobiology Club Officer Board
  2. Neurobiology Club meeting TODAY!

    Hey all,
    We will have our first quarterly meeting today, Wednesday the 16th, at 5 pm in Thomson Hall 331. Come to meet others in the club and have fun with an activity we have in store!
    See you there!
    With regards,
    UW Neurobiology Club Officer Board

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  3. Neuroscience for Everyone 11/29

    Hi all,

    Join us this Thursday (29 November 2018) for our last major event of the quarter! Our Neuroscience for Everyone will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 PM that evening in BAG 154, and we will be hosting three speakers to discuss the topic: the animal use in research, especially neuroscience research.
    The speakers are:
    Sally Thompson-Iritani – DVM/PhD, director of Animal Welfare & Research Support + Associate Director of WaNPRC

    Jane Sullivan – PhD, Chair of IACUC
    Greg Horwitz – PhD, director of UW Horwitz Lab, member of Neuroscience Division WaNPRC, + associate professor in Physiology & Biophysics.

    We will begin this public event by asking the speakers a list of questions pre-submitted by club members, and then will open questions to the audience. We ask that questions are polite and considerate of others in attendance, as this can be a contentious topic.

    We hope to see you there!
  4. Neurobiology Club Meeting 11/14

    Hello all,

    We will be having previous Neurobiology alumni come in, share their experiences, and answer any questions you may have! This alumni panel will take place on Wednesday, November 14th in BAG261 from 5- 6 pm.

    Here is some information about our panelists:

    1) Kathryn Andria-Haberman: Neurobiology class of 2016; research coordinator at Amazon.

    2) Megan Lacy: Neurobiology class of 2012; MS in Biostatistics University of Michigan; Project Manager/Biostatistics Axio Research.

    3) David Boe: Neurobiology class of 2013; UW Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics 2017; Research Specialist at Center for Loss Limbs and Mobility.

    We hope to see you there!


    UW Nbio Club Officer Board

  5. Neurobiology Club Meeting 10/17

    The Neurobiology Club’s second general meeting is Wednesday, October 17th from 5-6 pm in Sieg Hall 134! For this meeting, we will have Dr. Bill Moody come in, discuss, and demonstrate a human-to-human interface device. This machine takes electrical signals from one person’s brain to their arm and redirects them to another person’s arm, thereby causing motion there. Basically, you can control someone else’s arm with your brain!
    If you were not at the first meeting, here is a quick TED Talk demonstrating how it works:

    Additionally, we have extended the deadline of our committee applications to Sunday, October 21st to accommodate for midterm season.

    We hope to see you at the meeting!


    UW Neurobiology Club Board

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  6. Neurobiology Club Meeting 10/3

    The Neurobiology Club’s first general meeting is Wednesday, October 3rd from 5- 6 pm in Savery Hall Room 138! We will be introducing our club, our programs and what they do, and our officers. There will also be time to meet and connect with other members in our community!
    We hope to see you there!
    UW Neurobiology Club Officer Board

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  7. UWIN seminar: Howard Chizeck & Bill Moody, 10/10, 3:30pm, HSB G-328

    The UW Institute for Neuroengineering presents:

    October’s UWIN seminar: Short talks by Howard Chizeck and Bill Moody!

    –          “Challenges in Optimizing Deep Brain Stimulation” Howard Chizeck, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

    –          “Trans-skull imaging of brain activity in neonatal mice during spontaneous sleep-wake cycles” Bill Moody, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018


    Health Sciences Building (HSB) G-328

    Refreshments will be served prior to the talks!


    “Challenges in Optimizing Deep Brain Stimulation” (Howard Chizeck):

    Deep Brain Stimulation is an approved treatment for Parkinson’s Disease and essential tremor, and is under investigation at various institutions for several other neurological conditions. New devices make it possible to optimally select stimulation parameters for currently approved “open loop” treatments, and to implement closed loop algorithms that adjust stimulation “on the fly,” so as to address tradeoffs between symptom management and side effects. Recent results that we have obtained will be briefly described, and current challenges will be described.

    “Trans-skull imaging of brain activity in neonatal mice during spontaneous sleep-wake cycles” (Bill Moody):

    Widely propagating waves of electrical activity occur throughout the brain during early development, where they provide long- and short-range synchrony in neuronal activity that helps to establish cortical circuitry. Neuronal activity that is synchronized over large distances also occurs during adult slow-wave sleep and serves a central role in memory consolidation. Using trans-skull optical imaging of brain activity in neonatal mice, combined with power spectral analysis of EMG activity to measure sleep-wake cycles and dimensionality reduction methods to analyze the spatio-temporal patterns of brain activity, we have discovered that pan-cortical waves of activity, which had previously been thought to occur during all behavioral states in the developing brain, are in fact already segregated into sleep cycles by the end of the first postnatal week. Our results suggest that pan-cortical waves of activity in development may establish the long-range neuronal circuitry that is used in adult sleep to consolidate events experienced during wakefulness into long-term memory.