Berkeley Neuroscience News | July 10, 2020

From brains to self-driving cars: PhD alum Helene Moorman’s path from academia to industry

Read our Q&A with Neuroscience PhD alum Helene Moorman to learn how she went from brain-machine interface research at Berkeley to Senior Systems Engineer at Cruise.

Berkeley News | July 13, 2020

Vision scientists discover why humans literally don’t see eye to eye

We humans may not always see eye to eye on politics, religion, sports and other matters of debate. But at least we can agree on the location and size of objects in our physical surroundings. Or can we? Not according to new UC Berkeley research, recently published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences journal, that shows […]

California Magazine | July 7, 2020

Can We Cure Dementia?

In the 1990s, thousands of U.S. veterans returning from combat in the Persian Gulf began suffering from what became known as Gulf War Syndrome, an undiagnosed host of chronic neurological symptoms. During the first Gulf War, deployed soldiers had been prescribed a daily dose of the drug pyridostigmine as a prophylactic against nerve gas because […]

Berkeley News | June 11, 2020

Corey Goodman awarded Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Neuroscientist Corey Goodman, a longtime researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who went on to start numerous biotech companies and, most recently, co-founded a venture capital firm, has been awarded the 2020 Gruber Neuroscience Prize. Goodman, a UC Berkeley adjunct professor at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI), shares the prize with Stanford University President Marc […]

Berkeley Vision Science | May 21, 2020

Perception as inference: The brain and computation

A new video produced by the Simons Institute examines the computational processes by which the brain builds visual models of the external world, based on noisy or incomplete data from patterns of light sensed on the retinae. The video — the first of a series of “Theory Shorts” the institute will be producing — features Dr. Bruno […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | June 3, 2020

Message of support to the HWNI community

A message from our director Udi Isacoff, PhD Program Director Michael Silver, and PhD Program Manager Candace Groskreutz condemning racial injustice and expressing support for the members of our community.

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 27, 2020

Gallant and Liu to serve as co-directors of the Henry H. Wheeler, Jr. Berkeley Brain Imaging Center

Congratulations to Jack Gallant and Chunlei Liu for becoming co-directors of the BIC, and thank you to former director Mark D’Esposito for years of dedicated leadership.

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 27, 2020

Q&A with the 2020 Neuroscience PhD Program graduates

Congratulations to our graduates! As always, we are inspired by and proud of our truly exceptional students. Read the Q&A to learn about their biggest discoveries, future plans, and words of advice.

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 20, 2020

HWNI faculty awarded grants to tackle COVID-19

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) faculty members Stephen Brohawn, Diana Bautista, Hillel Adesnik, and Markita Landry have received funding to address the urgent problem of COVID-19. Brohawn, who normally studies ion channels in the context of neural signaling, has begun a project to find drugs that target an ion channel in the membrane of SARS-CoV-2, […]