Berkeley News | June 20, 2019

Bats’ brains sync when they socialize

The phrase “we’re on the same wavelength” may be more than just a friendly saying: A new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers shows that bats’ brain activity is literally in sync when bats engage in social behaviors like grooming, fighting or sniffing each other. “Whenever the bats were socially interacting, you could see […]

Molecular & Cell Biology | June 19, 2019

Adesnik and Brohawn named 2019 Rose Hills Innovators

Congratulations to MCB Associate Professor Hillel Adesnik, and MCB Assistant Professors Gloria Brar and Stephen Brohawn on being named 2019 Rose Hills Innovators! The program, launched in 2014 and established with generous support from The Rose Hills Foundation, supports distinguished early-career faculty in the STEM fields. The program focuses efforts on strengthening the endeavors of UC Berkeley researchers by providing seed support […]

Berkeley Haas Newsroom | June 19, 2019

How information is like snacks, money, and drugs—to your brain

Can’t stop checking your phone, even when you’re not expecting any important messages? Blame your brain. A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has found that information acts on the brain’s dopamine-producing reward system in the same way as money or food. “To the brain, information is its own reward, […]

European Journal of Neuroscience | June 14, 2019

Our Postdoc Job Market seminar series featured in editorial

Obtaining a position as an independent investigator is a daunting prospect, and often requires skill sets that are not emphasized during graduate or postdoctoral training. Here, we present insight from a seminar series designed to guide young researchers looking to “make the jump”, covering the fundamental steps of the job search (preparation of an application […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 28, 2019

Q&A with the 2019 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 15, 2019

Same neurotransmitter, different functions: Identification of subnetworks of somatostatin neurons in sensory processing

Read our Q&A with first author Alex Naka, a PhD Program alum, about a new study that resulted from collaboration between multiple Berkeley Neuroscience members.

Berkeley Vision Science | May 1, 2019

Marty Banks elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Berkeley Optometry and Vision Science professor Martin Banks has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Banks is one of 100 new members elected for their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research” who were announced April 30 by the academy. Those elected yesterday bring the total number of active members to 2,347 and […]

NPR | April 27, 2019

Matthew Walker Discusses Better Bedtime Rituals

From meditation to melatonin to putting on fuzzy socks, we all have routines to help us reach that blissful state of slumber. These are the ones that work.* Here’s what to remember: Forget sheep. Instead, use mental imagery — picturing a walk in the woods or a stroll on a beach — to help relax. […]

Berkeley School of Optometry April 26, 2019

Puthussery Wins Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

Teresa Puthussery receives award for Outstanding GSI Mentorship!