Berkeley Neuroscience News July 23, 2018

Congratulations to Markita Landry for winning a DARPA Young Faculty Award

Markita Landry, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute faculty member, has received a 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award. Thirty-five awards were given to early-career faculty members from a wide range of disciplines, including robotics, mathematics, and neuroscience. Landry will receive a $500,000 grant for two years of research, mentoring, […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | June 19, 2018

Congratulations to Lucia Jacobs for winning Radcliffe Institute Fellowship

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program annually supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars and has rapidly become one of the most competitive programs of its kind in the world, with […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | June 1, 2018

Two of our PhD students received a prestigious travel award

Maimon Rose and Tobias Schmid, both members of the Yartsev lab, received International Society of Neuroethology Heiligenberg Student Travel Awards. Heiligenberg Student Travel Awards are awarded annually to qualified students who wish to present work in the field of neuroethology at national and international scientific meetings.  The award is given in honor of Walter Heiligenberg, who was a distinguished neuroethologist, and […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 28th, 2018

Signs of resilience: PhD Program alum Beth Mormino images aging brains to identify predictors of Alzheimer’s Disease

“Everyone’s brain has its own individual differences, like a fingerprint.” Beth Mormino, PhD Program alum (entering class of 2005)   Beth Mormino imagines a future where a series of neuroimaging and genetic tests will be used to predict whether or not an aging individual is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease. This level of understanding […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 29th, 2018

Q&A with the 2018 Neuroscience PhD Program Graduates

Congratulations to our latest graduates! From left to right, starting on the top row: Timothy Day, Alexander Naka, Vladimir Senatorov, Keven Laboy-Juárez, Amy LeMessurier, Kimberly Long, Elena Ryapolova-Webb, Falk Lieder, Katelyn Arnemann, Wren Thomas, Elizabeth Lorenc. Not pictured: Anwar Nunez-Elizalde. Read the Q&A to learn their biggest discoveries, future plans, and words of advice. Katelyn […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 22nd, 2018

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience Conference

CRCNS Conference On June 13-15, 2018, the University of California, Berkeley will host this year’s Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) Conference. The main meeting will take place over the first two full days, with the third day being an optional workshop. CRCNS is a research program dedicated to the support of computational  neuroscience, and […]

Berkeley Science Review | May 19th, 2018

Sizing Up Awe

Imagine standing on the beach, looking out at the vast ocean. There is no land in sight on the horizon. The depth of the water seems immeasurable. When confronted with a scene like this, many people feel a powerful emotion: awe. Berkeley psychologists have found that the causes of awe depend on culture, but its […]

Berkeley Science Review | May 19th, 2018

Guardians of the Brain Galaxy

As we develop in the womb, billions of neurons come together to build the complex network that will become our brain. But what organizes and protects these neurons as they shape our future self? Neuron formation and maintenance results in a lot of cellular waste that requires rapid clearance from the brain to avoid tissue […]

Berkeley Science Review | May 19th, 2018

Book Review – Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Lying awake at three o’clock in the morning, I began silently cursing the pillow, the blankets, the streetlight filtering in through my window. I had never had trouble sleeping before, but a perfect storm of deadlines and responsibilities had made for several miserable nights in the past week. It was around this time that I […]

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