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, […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | May 19, 2020

Gomez, Kramer, and Brohawn are the winners of the 2020 Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy

Congratulations to HWNI members Andrea Gomez, Richard H. Kramer, and Stephen Brohawn for having their projects selected for funding by the Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy!

Molecular & Cell Biology News | March 24, 2020

Miller named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Evan Miller has been named a 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. He joins 13 other early-career faculty that have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education.

Business Wire | April 20, 2020

Landry Named Winner of 2020 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award

CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectroscopy®, is proud to announce that Markita Landry, Ph.D., has been named the winner of the 2020 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award. The award will be presented to Landry at the 2020 SciX 2020 conference in October in Sparks, Nevada, where she will give a plenary lecture and be honored in an award symposium.

Office of Naval Research Science & Technology | April 7, 2020

Yartsev named Office of Naval Research Young Investigator

Michael Yartsev has been named a 2020 Young Investigator by the Office of Naval Research for his work on “Neural Computations Underlying the Utilization of Sensory Information in Spatial Navigation”.

The Cognitive Science Society | April 17, 2020

PhD alum Falk Lieder wins Glushko Dissertation Prize

Falk Lieder

The Cognitive Science Society and the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation will award up to five outstanding dissertation prizes in cognitive science. The goals of these prizes are to increase the prominence of cognitive science, and encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary efforts to understand minds and intelligent systems. The hope is that the prizes will recognize and […]

Penn Medicine News | April 14, 2020

Yartsev wins Rising Star Award from Penn Medicine’s Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences

PHILADELPHIA—The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Yartsev, PhD, an assistant professor of Neurobiology and Engineering with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of the third-annual Rising Star Award in neuroscience research.

UC Berkeley Psychology News | March 24, 2020

Knight awarded the 2020 Howard Crosby Warren Medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists

The SEP awards the Howard Crosby Warren Medal annually for outstanding achievement in Experimental Psychology in the United States and Canada. The 2020 Howard Crosby Warren Medal is presented to: Robert T. Knight – University of California, Berkeley Citation:  for his pioneering methodological and empirical contributions to our understanding of the neural mechanisms of human […]

Molecular & Cell Biology News | March 23, 2020

Feller receives 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award

MCB Professor of Neurobiology, Executive Director of the Miller Institute and member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute Marla Feller, has been honored with a UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes individual faculty or instructors for sustained performance of excellence in teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, inspires departmental colleagues, and makes students aware […]