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Direct measurement of conformational strain energy in protofilaments curling outward from disassembling microtubule tips

The laboratories of Chip Asbury (UW) and Luke Rice (UTSW) have collaborated to publish a paper in eLife demonstrating the spring-like elasticity of curling protofilaments.  Jonathan Driver, a former Sackler Scholar, is the first author on the paper. link to … Continue reading

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Dr. Raymond Sackler  1920-2017

Dr. Raymond Sackler has died at the age of 97½.  A generous gift from Dr. Sackler and his wife, Beverly, made possible the establishment of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Scholars Program in Integrative Biophysics at the University of Washington. … Continue reading

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Direct measurement of the strength of microtubule attachment to yeast centrosomes

The Asbury and Davis labs have collaborated to publish a new paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell.  Sackler Scholar Aida Llauro is an author on the paper. link to article: http://www.molbiolcell.org/content/28/14/1853.long

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New Sackler Scholars announced

In recent months, four new Sackler Scholars have joined labs at the University of Washington. Aida Llauró Portell.  Dr. Llauró earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Barcelona and a doctorate in biophysics at the University Autonomous … Continue reading

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Zach James to present in the UW Postdoc Seminar Series

Sackler Scholar Zach James, working in the labs of Bill Zagotta (Physiology & Biophysics) and Ning Zheng (Pharmacology), is one of only 14 postdoctoral fellows at the UW School of Medicine selected to speak in the 2016-2017 UW Postdoc Seminar … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals

We are very pleased to announce the eighth ***CALL FOR PROPOSALS*** for the Sackler Scholars in Biophysics postdoctoral fellowship. Review of applications for this round will begin on September 15, 2016.  We strongly recommend that any pending proposals are submitted … Continue reading

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Science in Medicine presents Fred Rieke, Jan 14th

“Retinal Encoding of Natural Images” A central goal in the study of any sensory system is to predict neural responses to natural inputs. Nowhere is the transformation from stimulus to response better understood than the vertebrate retina. Nevertheless, descriptions of … Continue reading

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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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