Graduate Program in Neuroscience


Seattle Neuroscience in the News

Horacio de la Iglesia, Neuroscience Co-Director, shows sleep improving for University students during stay-at-home orders

Neuroscience Faculty members, Ed Lein and Dirk Keene, discussed the future of Alzheimer’s research with NPR

Neuroscience Faculty and Steering committee member, Elizabeth Buffalo was profiled by The Scientist discussing her career and her work unraveling Memory in Nonhuman Primates

Graduate Neuroscience Students, Su-Yee Lee and Ellen Lesser, respond to UW MEDs call for COVID help

Bertil Hille discusses the use of melatonin to help sleep in this right as rain UW Article

Neuroscience Faculty, Chantel Prat’s work was referenced to in an article about using technology to identify mental illness, and how your brain is wired

Sheri Mizumori and BRAINS (Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience) seeks to retain diverse faculty and build diverse leadership across the Neuroscience Community at large. The studies show it’s working

Current Neuroscience Graduate Student, Sara Patterson, is lead author on a paper that discovers the way sunset and sunrise color wavelengths affect our internal clocks

Jeff Riffell’s lab discovers that mosquitoes are drawn to flowers just as much as humans, and they discovered why

Russell Van Gelder’s Lab demonstrates that mammals skin expresses its own photoreceptors, contributing to circadian clock management

Neuroscience Faculty member, Ramkumar Sabesan and his team, create new tool that focuses on multiple colors on the same retinal layer simultaneously; opening the door for earlier diagnostics and new vision research

Michael Bruchas’s Lab Invents a device that can control circuits by using a smartphone controlled, tiny, brain implant in mice; could lead to new therapeutics for pain, addiction, and emotional disorders

Neuroscience Faculty, Jeffrey Riffell, discover how CO2 influences a Female mosquito’s ability to turn toward an object not directly in their path; highlighting the importance CO2 plays in acquiring blood.

Garret Stuber and his team demonstrates neurons linked to feeding change their gene expression and activity levels in mice who become obese

NPR Interviews Rajesh Rao and the team at UW Center for Neurotechnology about Brain-Computer Interfaces and telepathy between humans (The UW News also recently did a piece on the same topic!)

John Neumaier and incoming student, Russell Marx develop software to comb through slowed down mice squeaks to understand meaning of different frequencies 

Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh pursues hair cell regeneration by blocking signaling system pathways in the inner ear

Neuroscience Faculty, Ione Fine, shows plasticity in the auditory cortex in blind individuals which develops enhanced capabilities to extract information from sound

Valerie Daggett shows, synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease

Eric Chudler and UW News receive Emmy nomination for BrainWorks series

Neuroscience Faculty member, Beth Buffalo, debunks what Sci-Fi movies get wrong (and right) about memory and learning

Bing Brunton uses flying insects to understand how fewer sensors and data helps the insect make instantaneous decisions

Recent Graduate, Alison Weber, is named Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Bertil Hille celebrated his 50th anniversary at University of Washington Medicine! 

Neuroscience Director, Horacio De La Iglesia, demonstrates that delaying the start time of school can impact how students learn and perform in their education

Neuroscience faculty, Patricia Kuhl, shows how coaching parents in parentese leads to children with significantly more words than the control children by age fourteen months

Dr. Chet Moritz’s nerve stimulation trial is showing promising results for patients with damaged nerves

Neuroscience Faculty member, Michael Bruchas, wins the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Jacob P. Waletzky Award for independent research leading to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction

A new treatment for Vision loss may be on the way thanks to Neuroscience Faculty member, Tom Reh Ph.D.

Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering updates name to Center for Neurotechnology as Dr. Rao, and Dr. Moritz narrow their focus

Allen Institute creates shared Neuroscience Observatory for Researchers

Neuroscience faculty discovers “Teachers are brain engineers”

Neuroscience Graduates named to Husky 100