Graduate Program in Neuroscience


October 25, 2017

Brain at work: spotting half-hidden objects

UW Medicine scientists are discovering how the brain functions when figuring out shapes that are fully seen or partially covered. News from Dr. Anitha Pasupathy’s lab in the Department of Biological Structure:

September 15, 2017

Congratulations to Tatiana Anderson! Awarded the UW Graduate School’s Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Tatiana Anderson! Tatiana, who graduated in June, 2017 with a Ph.D from the Neuroscience Graduate Program, was awarded the UW Graduate School’s prestigious and highly competitive Dissertation Award, which recognizes ‘outstanding and exceptional scholarship and research’, for her work in Nino Ramirez’ laboratory at the Seattle Children’s ResearchInstitute. Tatiana’s dissertation research addressed the circuits in the brainstem underlying the control of the…

June 28, 2017

UW Innovator Award

Every year the University of Washington names individuals or groups for the UW Innovator Award.  This year four awards were named, three of which are for UWIN faculty! Jeff Riffell, John Tuthill and the team of Bing Brunton and David Gire were all named UW Innovators.   Please see and the videos links:  

October 13, 2016

Congratulations to Chris Johnson on his NRSA award.

Congratulations to Neuroscience Graduate Student Chris W. Johnson for his Individual National Research Service Award “Dissection of a neural circuit proposed to underlie hot flushes”, which will support Chris’s dissertation research in the Palmiter lab. Individual NRSA awards are extremely competitive and we are very proud to announce Chris’s success.  

September 27, 2016

Congratulations to Brian Schmidt

Congratulations to Brian Schmidt for work presented in his dissertation and published in Science Advances. The article has been featured in a few press releases from new outlets including Science Magazine, Science News and Popular Science. A link to the article is here: Press releases can be found at the following: A video explanation from Science:…

July 30, 2016

Identification of a new Brainstem Respiratory Center

Dear Neuroscience Community, Congratulations to Neuroscience Graduate Student Tatiana Anderson and her advisor, Nino Ramirez, on their identification of a new brainstem respiratory center that is responsible for the post inspiratory phase of breathing rhythms. Neurobiology & Behavior alumna Julia Pollak also contributed to the work. This work is getting a lot of press. See…

July 21, 2016

McKnight Scholar Award in Neuroscience

Two UW Neuroscience alumni, Abigail Person and Roozbeh Kiani, won the McKnight Scholar Award in Neuroscience for 2016. Congratulations to Abby and Roozbeh!

July 14, 2016

2016 Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulations to Neuroscience Graduate Students Rapheal Williams and Rachael Stein, who were awarded 2016 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Two additional students, Kali Esancy and Kathryn Reichard, were given Honorable Mentions. There is very stiff competition for these awards, and we celebrate this news.