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 […]

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation | February 21st, 2017

Michael Yartsev awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation congratulates the winners of the 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships. These 126 early-career scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Since 1955, Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win 43 […]

Berkeley News | February 8th, 2017

CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached. The investigator awards are the first individual grants by the CZ Biohub as it […]

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. Sara Popham I’m interested in […]

National Academy of Sciences | January 24th, 2017

Paul Alivisatos will receive the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences will honor five individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in physical science and engineering, including UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research Paul Alivisatos.

Berkeley News | January 19th, 2017

Why the lights don’t dim when we blink

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light? New research led by UC Berkeley shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision despite our fluttering eyes. Scientists at UC Berkeley, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Dartmouth […]

Berkeley Neuroscience | January 17th, 2017

Announcing the Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute invites proposals for the inaugural Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge. Understanding that real breakthroughs in neuroscience will only happen at a university that can provide a united effort across vast disciplinary terrain – from the life sciences, to engineering, social sciences, humanities, and beyond – the Challenge will award […]

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 […]

California Magazine | January 13th, 2017

People Are Strange When You’re Sleep Deprived

Got a lousy night’s sleep? Feeling kinda grouchy? Turns out waking up on the wrong side of the bed won’t just make you cranky. It will make others seem that way, too. A 2015 study from the UC Berkeley Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory found that a single sleepless night can fundamentally alter the way we […]

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