Cell Stem Cell Selects Song Lab Paper and Cover as Best of 2017!

Special congratulations to Hechen Bao who was both co-first author on the paper and cover designer!

Cell Stem Cell Selects Song Lab Paper and Cover as Best of 2017! click to enlarge The Song Lab cover is represented by the right-most panel which depicts birds flying representing messengers sending GABA transmitter to the neurogenic niche.
Cell Stem Cell Selects Song Lab Paper and Cover as Best of 2017! click to enlarge The Cell Stem Cell Cover which was recognized as one of five Best Covers in 2017!

Cell Stem Cell picked their Best Articles and Covers for 2017 which include a Song Lab paper published in November 2, 2017 issue of Cell Stem Cell titled, "Long-Range GABAergic Inputs Regulate Neural Stem Cell Quiescence and Control Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis" was selected as one out of eight best articles for 2017!  Hechen Bao, Postdoc in the Song Lab, and Brent Asrican, Res. Assistant Professor in the Song Lab, are co-first authors on the paper.  

The researchers identified a neurogenesis-controlling brain circuit that runs from near the front of the brain back to the hippocampus, a learning- and memory-related structure. The hippocampus is one of the major sites of neurogenesis in the adult human brain, and the circuit that Song’s team has identified regulates this neuron-producing process.

Congratulations to co-first authors, Hechen Bao and Brent African!

Hechen Bao and Brent Ascrican with Cell Stem Cell Best of 2017 Cover

Brent African and Hechen Bao with Cell Stem Cell Best of 2017 Cover

Cell Stem Cell also picked the Cover art that accompanied this paper as one of five Best Picks for 2017!From Cell Stem Cell Cover Description:On the cover: In this issue, Bao et al. (604–617) show that long-range GABAergic projections from medial septum (MS) are necessary and sufficient for regulating neurogenesis through dentate local PV interneurons. The cover image is an artistic modification of the MS GABAergic projections acquired from Micro-Optical Sectioning Tomography (MOST) by Dr. Hui Gong from HUST. Flying birds allude to messengers sending GABA transmitter to the neurogenic niche. The lake and forest pictured below represent local PV interneurons nourishing neural stem cells. Cover designed by Hechen Bao and Mengting Dai [lab technician in the Song Lab].

Congratulations to senior author, Juan Song, and cover designers Hechen Bao and Mengting Dai!

Juan Song, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology was senior author on the paper.  Contributing authors from the Song Lab are Szu-Aun Lim and  Isaac Haniff, both Undergraduate Researchers. 

Congratulations to contributing authors, Szu-Aun Lim and Isaac Haniff!

Song LabIsaac Haniff - Song Lab
Szu-Aun Lim Isaac Haniff

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