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Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, Awarded Whitehall Foundation Grant
Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine and a member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, has been awarded a grant from the Whitehall Foundation. He will receive $225,000.00 over three years to study the mechanisms underlying spectro-temporal integration of sounds in our brains. Dec 04, 2017
Mark Zylka, PhD, Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
UNC Neuroscience Center's Director, Mark Zylka, was one of three professors from UNC-Chapel Hill, and among 396 new fellows in total, who were recognized by their peers for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. Nov 21, 2017
Garret Stuber, PhD, Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award
The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her PhD or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. Nov 07, 2017
Song Lab Publishes on Discovery of a Long-Distance Brain Circuit in Cell Stem Cell
In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song and colleagues discovered a long-distance brain circuit that controls the production of new neurons in the hippocampus. This story is featured as the Cover Story in the current issue of Cell Stem Cell. Nov 03, 2017
Graham Diering, PhD, Announced as Finalist for the Eppendorf Science Prize for Neurobiology
Graham Diering, PhD, announced as a finalist for the 2017 Eppendorf Science Prize for Neurobiology. The prize winning essay on synaptic plasticity during sleep is published in the Oct. 27, 2017 issue of Science. Graham is a new faculty member in Cell Biology & Physiology and will continue his work on molecular mechanisms by which sleep supports cognitive function. Oct 26, 2017