Berkeley Neuroscience News | November 13, 2019

$106M Weill Neurohub: Philanthropy creates a groundbreaking partnership to cure disease

HWNI is thrilled be at the forefront of this innovative $106 million partnership between UCB, UCSF, and UW to create breakthroughs in the treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.

Berkeley News | November 4, 2019

Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the “balm of hurt minds.” While a full night of slumber stabilizes emotions, a sleepless night can trigger up to a 30% rise in anxiety levels, according to new research from UC Berkeley.

Berkeley Neuroscience News | October 30, 2019

Postdocs Delevich and de Jong win NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

Congratulations to Berkeley Neuroscience postdoctoral fellows Kristen Delevich (Wilbrecht lab) and Johannes de Jong (Lammel lab) for being awarded 2019 NARSAD Young Investigator Grants from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation! The Young Investigator Grants provide up to $35,000 per year for two years for promising early-career researchers studying topics broadly related to mental illness. […]

Berkeley News | October 28, 2019

New findings could improve diagnosis, treatment of depression

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified biomarkers — genes and specific brain circuits in mice — associated with a common symptom of depression: lack of motivation. The finding could guide research to find new ways to diagnose and potentially treat individuals suffering from lack of motivation and bring closer the day of […]

Society for Neuroscience | October 19, 2019

Yartsev wins a Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award

Michael Yartsev, PhD, assistant professor in the department of bioengineering and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, applies cutting-edge neural techniques to bats to understand how brain circuits mediate spatial and social behaviors; two specialized functions of bats. His lab also studies the vocalization system of bats to understand the […]

Society for Neuroscience | October 19, 2019

Knight wins Award for Education in Neuroscience

CHICAGO — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has announced that Sabine Kastner, MD, PhD, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Princeton University and Robert Knight, MD, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, will receive this year’s Awards for Education in Neuroscience. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions […]

Molecular & Cell Biology News | October 17, 2019

Lammel receives a 2019 One Mind Rising Star Award

Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Stephan Lammel on receiving the 2019 One Mind – Janssen Rising Star Translational Research Award In Honor of the Late Jeffrey S. Nye, MD, PhD! One Mind seeks to guide, support, and facilitate promising and collaborative brain research in order to provide patients suffering from brain diseases and injury better, […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | October 14, 2019

Kids are the reviewers at this scientific journal

By Rachel Henderson When Robert Knight made the half-joking comment at a meeting of scientists: “This whole scientific review process, it gets crazy. Why don’t we just put kids in charge?” he didn’t realize he was planting the seeds for Frontiers for Young Minds — a journal with articles written by scientists and reviewed by […]

Molecular & Cell Biology News | October 14, 2019

Bautista receives 2019 NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award

Congratulations to MCB Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Diana Bautista on receiving a 2019 NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award! Established in 2009, the award supports exceptionally innovative, high-risk, and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms or otherwise have an unusually broad impact.