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.

EurekAlert! | September 26, 2019

How neuronal recognition of songbird calls unfolds over time

A novel computational approach sheds new light on the response of neurons in the brain of a songbird when it hears and interprets the meaning of another bird’s call. Julie Elie and Frédéric Theunissen of University of California, Berkeley, present the new method and findings in PLOS Computational Biology.

Diversity in Research Jobs | September 22, 2019

What Does a Scientist Look Like?

While pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC Berkeley, Christine Liu is also busy several side projects. By day, she works in a laboratory studying the neural circuits that relate to nicotine reward and aversion. Outside of the lab, she makes time for art and advocacy. She’s the cofounder of Two Photon Art, an online shop […]

Berkeley News | September 13, 2019

Summit to tackle tricky problems of aging and dementia

Human life expectancy has more than doubled over the last century, and this sudden leap in longevity is triggering major shifts in our politics, economy and society — not to mention our personal health. Next week, UC Berkeley will host the second annual Aging, Research, and Technology Innovation Summit, a daylong event that will gather together […]

Berkeley News | September 12, 2019

UC Berkeley, UCSF to tackle dyslexia with $20 million gift

Dyslexia, one of America’s most common learning challenges, is often referred to as an invisible disability, due in no small part to the stigma of struggling with reading and writing in competitive school environments. Now, thanks to a $20 million gift, dyslexia and similar neurodevelopmental language-processing disorders — or, learning differences — are about to […]

Berkeley News | September 5, 2019

Markita Landry selected as a Bakar Fellow

Seven University of California, Berkeley, faculty scientists with novel ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit have been named to the 2019-20 cohort of Bakar Fellows, an honor that gives the fellows the money and time to translate their laboratory breakthroughs into technologies ready for the marketplace.