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Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award
The $500,000 grant will allow Jeffrey Stirman, PhD, a postdoc biomedical engineer at UNC, to develop a new kind of microscope and study the brain like never before.
Located in News / 2015 / June
Roth’s novel research technique, DREADDs, lands him on Top 10 List
The National Institute of Mental Health director Tom Insel recognized Byran L. Roth, MD, PhD, for his innovative research tool.
Located in News / 2014 / December
The Brain on Light
Graduate student Alice Stamatakis uses optogenetics to study the complicated circuitry behind reward, addiction, and aversion.
Located in News / 2014 / June
UNC Neuroscience Center lab featured on UNC-TV
Spencer Smith, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology and member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, was featured on North Carolina Now, a nightly program on UNC TV.
Located in News / 2015 / March
How an unlikely cellular ‘antenna’ can impair brain development
Disruption of a neuron structure called the primary cilium leads to defects in brain development resembling those seen in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Located in News / 2017 / August
Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity
UNC School of Medicine’s Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, and colleagues show how a gene variant can trigger obesity in mice – without them eating more than control mice – and lead to health concerns related to weight gain.
Located in News / 2017 / November
The science of baby’s first sight
UNC scientists conduct seminal experiments to unveil how early-in-life visual experiences – simply trying to see – sculpt a particular subnetwork of brain circuitry we need in order to see properly.
Located in News / 2017 / January
Two School of Medicine professors earn UNC Hettleman prizes
Mara Buchbinder and Spencer Smith were awarded $5,000 as Hettleman Prize winners, Buchbinder for her work on social and ethical health care challenges and Smith for his work on understanding the roles of brain connections in human health.
Located in News / 2017 / September
UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism
The common chemotherapy drug topotecan disrupts a gene integral for neuron communication, though the effects are reversible. The research also homes in on an underlying cause of autism.
Located in News / 2014 / December
No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory
By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Located in News / 2016 / July