*Save the Date* B&B/IMSD Poster Session August 2

Dear Colleagues,

Brains & Behavior would like to formally invite everyone to the Wednesday, August 2nd B&B / IMSD Poster Session from 12:30-2:30pm in the 8th floor Petit Science Center.

For our biggest Poster Session yet, we will have a total of 32 posters for presentation.

We’ve had a really great series of professional development… more »

B&B Says ‘Farewell but Not Goodbye’ to IDC Chair Andrea Scarantino

Posted On June 20, 2017

As we wrap up the 2017 Fiscal Year, we say goodbye to Andrea Scarantino, Ph.D. as long-standing Brains & Behavior’s Interdisciplinary Committee Chair (pictured left at the 2017 Retreat). Andrea stepped off the IDC early this summer after 9 years of faithful and productive service to the B&B community. Andrea’s hard work, enthusiasm, and leadership… more »

Sakurai and Katz Rewire Slug Brains

Posted On June 6, 2017
Categories Research

Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior.

Neurons are connected to each other to form networks that underlie behaviors. Neuroscience Institute faculty Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz study the… more »

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2017 Seed Grants Awarded

Posted On May 24, 2017

This year’s Seed Grant competition is complete and notification letters have now gone out. We were excited by the caliber of grants submitted and happy to announce the 2017 Seed Grant Awardees below (they can also be found online here).

This is the third year the B&B Seed Grant Review Process was different than in… more »

Neuroscience Faculty Angela Mabb Gets Whitehall Foundation Grant

The process of learning requires the making of new proteins, most particularly a set of proteins called immediate early genes. Immediate early genes are produced following diverse forms of learning. It is well known that immediate early genes are also broken down, however the significance of their breakdown in learning is unknown. Dr. Angela Mabb’s… more »