Congratulations to Dr. Robbe Goris on his RO1 from the National Eye Institute!
This award will provide more than 1.5 million over four years to support his research project "Uncertainty, inference, and introspection in the primate visual system".
Brief Summary: Vision science seeks to understand how the visual system functions and aims to develop treatments for visual pathologies. The proposed studies to investigate the processing of visual uncertainty in cortex and its role in perception will provide rigorous steps towards those goals. The
Congratulations to Drs. Laura Colgin and Darrin Brager on their RO1 from the National Institute of Mental Health!
This award will provide more than 3 million dollars over a four year period to support their their research proposal “Investigating mechanisms underlying impaired social and spatial cognition in rodent models of Fragile X syndrome”.
Brief Summary: Fragile X syndrome (FX) is associated with deficits in social and spatial behaviors, yet the neural mechanisms responsible for these impairments remain poorly understood. Hippocampal areas
Three of INS gradaute students were award NRSA graduate fellowships to support their predoctoral reserach projects.
Leah Truckenbrod (PI: Caitlin Orsini): "Neurobiology of risk taking in females: hormonal modulation of basolateral amygdala function" Michael Dugan (PI: Bob Messing): "The role of BRSK1, a PKC epsilon substrate, in behavioral and physiological responses to ethanol "The role of BRSK1, a PKC epsilon substrate, in behavioral and physiological responses to ethanol". Dylan Kirsch (PI: Beth Lippard): "
Samantha Santacruz received a NSF CAREER Award for her proposal entitled "Scalable, Penetrating Multimodal Neural Interfaces for Adaptive Closed-Loop Neuromodulation". This CAREER project will develop and leverage a neural interface technology to characterize neural circuits impacted by anxiety disorders. Ultimately the work will increase understanding of neural mechanisms underscoring anxiety-related behavior and potentially lead to new treatment options.
INS gradduate student, Maddie Dwortz (Curley Lab), was first author on a review article entitled "Neural systems that facilitate the representation of social rank," published in the Philisophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
Dwortz MF, Curley JP, Tye KM, Padilla-Coreano N. Neural systems that facilitate the representation of social rank. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2022 Feb 28;377(1845):20200444.
Michael Drew was awarded the Pavlovian Research Award. The Pavlovian Research Award, established by W. Horsley Gantt, honors members(particularly younger members) of the Society for significant research accomplishments. The award consists of a certificate and citation.
Several INS students recently received NRSA Fellowships. These competitive research awards enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientists, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research.
Cherish Taylor (Mukhopadhyay Lab) received an NRSA from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for her proposal entitled "Mechanisms of Brain Manganese Homeostasis and Manganese-induced Parkinsonism".
Dr. Franco Pestilli received an R01 from the National Institute of Mental Health for his proposal entiteld "A community-driven development of the brain imaging data standard (BIDS) to describe macroscopic brain connections". The project proposes to advance scientific discovery and understanding of the brain by developing methods (a standard) that will facilitate data sharing. Data sharing can effectively impact the understanding of health and disease by promoting data use from goals beyond those initially supporting the data collection process. The project will deliver a Read more about Dr. Franco Pestilli receives R01 from NIMH