Neuroscientist Portrait Project: Krishan Aghi

The following is part of the Neuroscientist Portrait Project, a look at the lives of neuroscientists inside vs. outside of the lab with an emphasis on highlighting the stories of those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Created by Christine Liu and sponsored by Berkeley Neuroscience. All photos by Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. The portrait below was originally published as […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | July 25th, 2017

Q&A with the 2017 Neuroscience PhD Program Graduates

Congratulations to our graduates! From left to right, starting on the top row: Shawn Marks, Joe Driscoll, Brian Isett, Chris Holdgraf, Yvonne Fonken, Anna Vlasits, Ryan Neely, and Sam Israel. Not pictured: Sam Harding-Forrester, Natalia Bilenko and Levi Gadye.  Read on to learn their reflections, future plans, and words of advice. Joseph Driscoll Fields and Kriegsfeld Labs Thesis Title: […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | June 17th, 2017

Recent PhD graduate Brian Isett studies how tactile textures and shapes are represented in the brain

  by Georgeann Sack The building blocks of experience Brian Isett has long been interested in the big, difficult questions about perception. His drive to understand individual experience led him to study philosophy and write poetry, but that was not enough. He wanted answers. Rather than throwing up his hands, he rolled up his sleeves […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 1st, 2017

Congrats to our Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors!

UC Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students Krishan Aghi (Isacoff lab) and Amanda Tose (Lammel lab) have won the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for their excellence in teaching undergraduates. Please join us in sending our congratulations to them, and the following recipients who are working in Neuroscience faculty labs through other PhD programs: Gilberto Garcia […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | March 17th, 2017

Congrats to our latest NSF Fellowship Awardees

Two Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, and five received honorable mentions. Please join us in expressing our congratulations! 2017 NSF Fellowship Awardees Joe Aman (entering class of 2015, Feldman lab) Holly Gildea (entering class of 2016) Honorable Mention Jenna Adams (entering class of 2015, Jagust lab) Krishan Aghi (entering class of 2015, Isacoff […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 23rd, 2017

Alumni Profile: Bradley Voytek

by Georgeann Sack Bradley Voytek joined the Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program in 2004 and completed his thesis work in Bob Knight’s lab, studying the relative contributions of prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia networks to working memory in humans, and the compensation that occurs following a unilateral lesion. Following his PhD studies, he worked as a […]

Neuroscientist Portrait Project: Sara Popham

The following is part of the Neuroscientist Portrait Project, a look at the lives of neuroscientists inside vs. outside of the lab with an emphasis on highlighting the stories of those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Created by Christine Liu and sponsored by Berkeley Neuroscience. All photos by Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. The portrait below was originally published as […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | January 17th, 2017

PhD student Christine Liu awarded $10,000 in Search for Hidden Figures contest

Inspired by the movie Hidden Figures, PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox partnered to find the next generation of women who will lead the way in STEM. Their search invited real-life women and girls who had yet to be recognized for their great work or potential in STEM to share their stories and compete for $50,000 to […]

Neuroscientist Portrait Project: Malak El-Quessny

The following is part of the Neuroscientist Portrait Project, a look at the lives of neuroscientists inside vs. outside of the lab with an emphasis on highlighting the stories of those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Created by Christine Liu and sponsored by Berkeley Neuroscience. All photos by Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. The portrait below was originally published as […]

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