Congratulations to Benoit Chassaing, Ph.D., a new Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Institute, who has been named a 2017 recipient of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator Award. Chassaing will receive a $100,000 grant to support his 1-year project. The Innovator Awards are designed to “challenge investigators to push boundaries to advance (the) goal of… more »
Where we grow up matters. Not only where, but also when, and in what circumstances. Those influences on how we turn out are intuitively easy to imagine. Taken together, those environmental factors constitute an organism’s “niche”. The Pallas Lab, under the leadership of Dr. Sarah Pallas, is embarking on a four-year and $1M study that… more »
Jenna M. Harris (Neuroscience/Psych major) in the Cox lab, has been selected for two prestigious honors from the Genetics Society of America (GSA) for her undergraduate research on Drosophila.
Neuroscience Institute’s own Dr. Anne Murphy received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate pain management therapies for people aged 65 or older.
The late Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick, and actress Bette Davis agree: old age demands some toughness; it “isn’t for sissies”. Among other reasons is this: “Pain… more »
Don Berkich, President of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy has just announced that the organization’s executive board has selected Andrea Scarantino for the prestigious 2017 Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy. This award specifically recognizes scholars at an early stage of their academic career whose research is likely… more »
Dan Cox and his collaborators discovered that fruit flies have cold-sensing neurons that drive potentially life-saving behavior. “So what?” do you say, “Who cares if flies save themselves from frost-bite?” As it turns out, this is a really important discovery. The neurons the team looked at use an evolutionarily conserved ion channel to… more »