Berkeley News | October 17th, 2016

Four UC Berkeley scientists receive prestigious NIH awards

Four UC Berkeley scientists have been recognized as innovators in their fields through new research grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Michael M. Yartsev, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, along with Elçin Ünal and Stephen Brohawn, both assistant professors in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, will receive NIH New Innovator […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | October 14th, 2016

Three Berkeley Neuroscience Faculty Awarded Klingenstein-Simons Fellowships

The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards supports early career neuroscientists whose research may help us understand neurological and psychiatric disorders. Three of the eleven 2016 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowships were awarded to Berkeley Neuroscience Faculty! Congratulations to Stephen Brohawn, Evan Miller, and Michael Yartsev. Stephen Brohawn studies how proteins embedded in the membranes of neurons detect mechanical forces, such as touch or sound. Recently, several […]

UC Berkeley News | October 14th, 2016

Four projects garner $1.7 million from federal BRAIN initiative

Four UC Berkeley research teams will share $1.7 million from the federal government’s BRAIN initiative, part of $70 million in new grants announced Thursday, Oct. 13, by the National Institutes of Health. This is the third round of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative announced three years […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | October 13th, 2016

Helen Bateup awarded NARSAD Young Investigator Grant for autism research

Helen Bateup, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at UC Berkeley, was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Project Summary Bateup will examine the role of neurons that release dopamine, and their critical role in behavioral flexibility, motor control, and social cognition, in leading to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. […]

LBNL News | October 10th, 2016

Brain Modulyzer Provides Interactive Window Into the Brain

Did you know that your brain processes information in a hierarchy? As you are reading this page, the signal coming in through your eyes enters your brain through the thalamus, which organizes it. That information then goes on to the primary visual cortex at the back of the brain, where populations of neurons respond to […]

Neuron | October 6, 2016

New Tool Will Help Expand Scope of Neural Circuit Research

Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus and University of California, Berkeley have developed a powerful new tool for neuroscientists—a viral vector called rAAV2-retro, which efficiently enters and travels through the long neuronal projections that connect different regions of the brain. Genetically-encoded tools for labeling cells or monitoring or manipulating their activity can […]

Stephen Brohawn and Michael Yartsev receive NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award supports exceptionally creative new investigators who propose highly innovative projects that have the potential for unusually high impact. Congratulations to all the 2016 New Innovator Award Recipients […]

Vision+Light: Extending the Senses

October 27 + 28 5:30-8:30pm | Energy Biosciences Building 2151 Berkeley Way FREE admission | Event details: Presentations & Artwork by: Nipam Patel · Holly Aaron · Carlo Sequin · Jack Gallant · Farley Gwazda · Greg Niemeyer · Philipp Haslinger · Bernie Peyton · Elizabeth Jameson · Katherine Sherwood · Patricia Zambryski · Lawrence Hall of […]

California Magazine | Fall 2016

Marriage as ‘Optimal Stopping Problem’ and Other Algorithms to Live By

5 Questions for Tom Griffiths, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science. 1. You’re a psychologist who uses mathematical models and “big data” to understand how people think. Why not use traditional methods, such as lab experiments? I think these methods are the future of psychology. As more sources of data about human behavior become available, we […]

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