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Freiwald, Tsao win 18th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize
The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 18th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to Winrich Freiwald, PhD, of The Rockefeller University and Doris Y. Tsao, PhD, of the California Institute of Technology for the discovery of brain mechanisms of face recognition. Freiwald and Tsao will visit Chapel Hill on April 12 to receive the prize – a $20,000 award – and give a lecture on their work at 3 p.m. in room G202 in the Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB), with a reception to follow. Jan 30, 2018
Hyejung Won & Jason Stein Publish in Cell
Jason Stein and Hyejung Won recently published an article in Cell on the dynamic landscape of open chromatin during human neurogenesis. Jan 16, 2018
UNC Scientists Take a Big Step toward Building a Better Opioid
In a paper published in Cell, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, show how to activate only one kind of brain receptor vital for pain relief. This receptor is not involved in addiction or respiratory depression that leads to death – the most severe side effects of opioid use. Jan 12, 2018
Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, Awarded National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Award for Spinocerebellar Ataxias Research
Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, an assistant professor of Cell Biology and Physiology in the UNC School of Medicine and a Neuroscience Curriculum Faculty Member, has been awarded a grant from the National Ataxia Foundation. This one-year grant will allow the Lorenzo lab to study how the regulation of cerebellar development and connectivity by β-spectrins is implicated in the pathophysiology of spinocerebellar ataxias. Jan 09, 2018
Ben Philpot, PhD Awarded Rett Syndrome Research Trust Grant
This new project, aimed at reactivating MECP2, has been funded by the Rett Syndrome Research Trust. Dec 14, 2017