Dr. Thibaud Taileefumier was among the 17 junior facluty selected from across the University to participate in the Provost’s Mentored Faculty Scholars interdisciplinary mentorship program.
The Provost’s Mentored Faculty Scholars program augments traditional, within-department faculty mentoring at UT by facilitating 1:1 mentor-mentee pairing across departments, or even across colleges. This program offers a 1 year scholarship for junior faculty to engage with mentors to work on a range of activities, including proposals for external funding, scholarly
Dr. Mike Mauk receives the 2023 Pavlovian Society Gantt Award. The Pavlovian Gantt is awarded to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the fields of psychology, physiology, behavioral neuroscience, psychophysiology, mental health or medicine within the confines of Pavlovian conceptual models.
Jamie Palmer, graduate student in the Donegan Lab, was awarded a 2023 Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) award from the Society of Neuroscience. This award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in research by providing a stipend to offset the registration and travel costs to attend the 2023 SfN Meeting. Jamie will present their research at a TPDA poster session on Saturday, November 11 and attend two professional development workshops during the meeting.
The important role of genetics in autism development has become increasingly obvious. Many genes implicated in autism are so fundamental to basic neurobiology that species as diverse as worms and humans share them. After discovering that natural variability in autism-related genes correlates with alterations in worm social behavior, Audrey Brumback, MD, PhD, pediatric neurologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, and Jon Pierce, PhD, in UT Austin’s College of Natural Sciences, hypothesized that these changes could provide a
Dr. Alex Huth and colleagues in the department of Computer Science published a research article in Nature Neuroscience entiteld "Semantic reconstruction of continuous language from non-invasive brain recordings".
This research produced a non-invasive decoder that reconstructs continuous language from cortical semantic representations recorded using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and revealed the viability of non-invasive language brain–computer interface.
Tang J, LeBel A, Jain S and Huth AG. Semantic reconstruction of continuous
INS Graduate Student Dylan Kirsch published an article in Behavioural Brain Research entitled "Neural underpinnings of expecting alcohol: Placebo alcohol administration alters nucleus accumbens resting state functional connectivity".
This research probed the neural basis of the "placebo response phenomemon" whereby an individuals’ beliefs about whether they have consumed alcohol, irrespective of the actual presence of alcohol, can determine level of alcohol consumption and impact social behavior. Results suggest the placebo response to alcohol is
This award recognizes an early-career scientist who has established an independent research program which exhibits the potential for continued significant impacts on the field of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Dr. Fonken’s research focuses on how interactions between the
Congratulations to Dr. Micky Marinelli for recieivng a 2022 CNS Teaching Excellence Award!
The College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award celebrates the members of the CNS faculty that excel in the classroom. Recipients of CNS Teaching Excellence Awards are educational innovators, who embody and demonstrate commitment to CNS's mission: To provide an excellent, research-oriented education in science, mathematics and computing that fosters the success of its students, to discover important new knowledge through research and to create an intellectually and