Two UT Professors, Dr. David Crews and Dr. Andrea Gore were recognized by the Escher Fund for Autism as inaugural winners of the 2019 Escher Prizes in Germ Cell Exposure for their research investigating the effect in rats of in utero exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals on brain development and behaviior of offspring.
The Escher Prizes in Germ Cell Exposure recognize researchers whose work exposes the heritable hazards of germline exposures to drugs or other chemicals. The awardees receive a $2000 donation from the Escher Fund for Autism to help
Neuroscience professor Nace Goldin has won the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence, an annual honor for one teacher in the College of Liberal Arts or College of Natural Sciences selected entirely by students from the two colleges. This award recognizes professors with "...the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to independent inquiry and creative thought".
Michael Mauk, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience, has won the Professor of the Semester
Dr. Andrew Gaudet recently published an article in eNeuro entitled "Spinal cord injury in rats disrupts the circadian system". Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by the Gaduet lab suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body's daily activities, from hormones to sleep-wake schedules.
Dr. Alex Huth, INS faculty member from the Department of Neuroscience and Department of Computer Science, received a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship. These fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Each year, following a highly competitive nomination and application process, the Sloan Foundation awards fellowships to 126 researchers across the country in recognition of their distinguished performance and unique potential to Read more about Dr. Alex Huth receives 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship
Dr. Bob Messing recently won a 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award, through the Harrington Discovery Institute for his research project "New therapeutic to treat pain and addiction." This award supports breakthrough discoveries in diverse research areas including cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and addiction and provides access to financial support and critical drug development resources.
Dr. Al Bovik received the Edwin H. Land Medal from The Optical Society. The Land medal was created in honor of the great American scientist, entrepreneur, and academic Edwin H. Land, who invented the instant camera, founded and chaired the Polaroid Corporation, and invented the Retinex theory of color constancy in vision. The medal is awarded in recognition of pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies, and products. Dr. Bovik was given this award for his work on neuroscience-
Each year the Vision Science Society bestows the Davida Teller Award to an outstanding woman vision scientist with a strong history of mentoring. This award was established in honor of Davida Teller, an exceptional scientist, mentor and colleague, who for many years led the field of visual development.