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 […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | November 14th, 2016

Kavli Frontiers of Science – Berkeley alums represent!

Bradley Voytek (HWNI alum of the Knight Lab), Fernando Perez (current LBNL faculty and HWNI affiliate) and Emily Goard Jacobs (HWNI alum of the D’Esposito lab) were named National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellows. The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium series (KFoS) is the Academy’s premiere activity for distinguished young scientists. Attendance […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | June 1st, 2016

Alumni Profile: Hania Köver

Hania Köver joined the Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program in 2006 and completed her thesis work on “Plasticity and perception in primary auditory cortex” in Shaowen Bao’s lab (Bao is now at the University of Arizona). Following her PhD studies, she was a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Thinking Matters program at Stanford, and is currently Head […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 20th, 2016

Q&A with the 2016 Neuroscience PhD Program Graduates

Congratulations to our graduates! Eight of our Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students are graduating this year. They were kind enough to take a moment during this busy time of transition to answer several questions about their PhD studies and future plans. Below are their reflections and words of advice.   Natalia Bilenko Gallant Lab Thesis Title: “Unsupervised functional […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | April 7th, 2016

Seven Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students awarded NSF Fellowships

Seven Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, and five received honorable mentions. Congratulations to our students on this impressive accomplishment! 2016 NSF Fellowship Awardees From entering class of 2016 Tobias Schmid From entering class of 2015 Zeke Barger Daniel Toker Amanda Tose From entering class of 2014 Charles Frye (Sommer Lab) […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 18, 2016

New Zeiss Berkeley BrainMIC course provides training in use of state-of-the-art optical neurotechniques

The Zeiss Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center (BrainMIC) held its inaugural “4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits” course in January 2016. The intensive week-long course provided theory and hands-on experience to 16 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers eager to learn how to use the latest optical neurotechnologies of the Federal BRAIN Initiative. “This was a […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 15, 2016

Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program alums Emily Jacobs and Michael Goard start their own labs at UC Santa Barbara

Emily Goard Jacobs and Michael Jacobs Goard are alumni from the Neuroscience PhD Program entering class of 2004. Jacobs completed her thesis in the lab of Mark D’Esposito on the effects of estrogen on dopamine-dependent cognitive processes. Goard completed his thesis in Yang Dan’s lab on cholinergic neuromodulation of visual perception. Emily and Michael met […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | November 23, 2015

PhD student Christine Liu is studying how nicotine affects the brain and promoting science through art

Christine Liu is a second year Neuroscience PhD Student in the Lammel Lab at UC Berkeley. She has recently combined her scientific and artistic talents to produce a zine about the 2015 UC Berkeley Neuroscience Research Conference. Her “Neuro Retreat” zine highlights some exciting research being done by neuroscience graduate students and postdocs at UC Berkeley, […]

Berkeley News | August 20, 2015

Two alumnae recognized as top ‘Innovators Under 35′

Two UC Berkeley alumnae who are doing potentially life-saving research and development have made MIT Technology Review’s 2015 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.” Rikky Muller earned her Ph.D in electrical engineering at Berkeley and is co-founder of Cortera Neurotechnologies, Inc. The Berkeley-based medical device start-up, founded in 2013, is focused on developing innovative medical […]

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