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Symposium honoring Eb Fetz

A symposium on Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience of Motor Control will honor Eb Fetz, professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Sackler Scholar program faculty member.  The event is part of the Japan Neuroscience 2014 conference and was organized by scientists … Continue reading

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Workshop is first mind-meld of UW, Allen Brain Institute

For the first time, two Seattle powerhouses in brain research are collaborating to teach the next generation of neuroscientists. The University of Washington’s Computational Neuroscience program and the Allen Institute for Brain Science will jointly offer a “Summer Workshop on the … Continue reading

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Hacking the Brain to Reveal, Repair, & Rebuild

Seattle Arts & Lectures will sponsor an interdisciplinary lectures series on advances in neuroscience that are revealing the inner workings of the brain.  The lectures are being presented in partnership with the University of Washington Alumni Association and The Graduate … Continue reading

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Fred Rieke and Adrienne Fairhall elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Sackler Scholars Faculty members Fred Rieke and Adrienne Fairhall on their election to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.  Eighteen new members of WSAS were elected this year, 10 from the UW.  The WSAS was established in 2005 … Continue reading

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Beth Buffalo leads DARPA-funded program to restore memory loss

Beth Buffalo, associate professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Sackler Scholars faculty member, will lead the University of Washington team in a multi-center $22.5 million, four-year effort to develop next-generation technologies to restore memory function in individuals who suffer from … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals

We are very pleased to announce the sixth ***CALL FOR PROPOSALS*** for the Sackler Scholars in Biophysics postdoctoral fellowship. Review of applications for this round will begin on October 3, 2014. We strongly recommend that any pending proposals are submitted on or before … Continue reading

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Sackler Scholars Program in Integrative Biophysics renewed

A generous gift from the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation will fund the Sackler Scholars Program for another four years.  We anticipate announcement of the next competition for new Scholar appointments in the very near future. We are very grateful … Continue reading

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Research by Sackler Scholar Bettina Schnell published in PNAS

Research describing the cellular mechanisms for integral feedback in visually guided behavior has been published by Sackler Scholar Bettina Schnell in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).  Her studies were conducted by performing whole cell patch clamp recordings on … Continue reading

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Research by Sackler Scholar Jonathan Driver published in Methods in Enzymology and Methods in Molecular Biology

Methods for studying the behaviors of protein complexes at the single-molecule level are of wide interest.  By invitation from Methods in Enzymology, Sackler Scholar Jonathan Driver has published a detailed description of the methods he is using to study kinase … Continue reading

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UW Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN) established

Sackler faculty members Tom Daniel (Biology) and Adrienne Fairhall (Physiology & Biophysics and are to co-direct a new UW Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN), thanks to a recent multimillion dollar award from the Washington Research Foundation. The UWIN will foster collaborative research across many disciplines … Continue reading

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