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 […]

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 […]

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