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Philpot publishes lab's research in Neuron
The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.
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Philpot and Stuber labs discover a role for GABA co-release in the brain’s reward pathway
In a paper published in Nature Communications, Janet Berrios, a graduate student in the Philpot lab, discovered that the loss of UBE3A decreases the release of the GABA neurotransmitter and alters reward-seeking behavior in an important neural pathway once presumed to be principally regulated by the dopamine neurotransmitter.
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Larsen and Bortvedt awarded 2011-2012 Fellner Fellowship
The Susan Fellner Fellowship is a one-year, merit-based award available to Physiology curriculum students who have passed the thesis proposal at the time of application.
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Philpot lab publication sheds light on function of NMDA receptors
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McCoy awarded postdoctoral fellowship from Autism Science Foundation
Grants from ASF fund grants student/mentor teams conducting research in autism interventions, early diagnosis, biomarkers, and animal models.
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Philpot promoted to Associate Professor
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November 2012 - New research from Ben Philpot and colleagues provides a neurological justification for this therapeutic approach, but researchers caution there could be unanticipated effects.
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Thaxton awarded two-year NARSAD Young Investigator grant
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly known as NARSAD, or the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) awards $11.8 million in 200 new two-year grants for young researchers in brain and behavior science.
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Zylka and Philpot to lead UNC Neuroscience Center
Mark Zylka, PhD, will serve as director and Ben Philpot, PhD, will serve as associate director of the UNC Neuroscience Center at the UNC School of Medicine, effective July 1. William Snider, MD, who has served as the center’s director for nearly 17 years, will step down from his leadership role, but will remain on faculty as professor of neurology, while also continuing his research.
Philpot lab publication in the journal Neuron outlines how brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome
New research by Philpot lab researchers may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder.
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