Associate Professor of Pharmacology Melissa Herman, PhD, was featured in one of the nation’s most popular science podcasts, Science Vs, in an episode that examines common misconceptions regarding vaping and health. Dr. Herman discussed her lab’s research using preclinical rodent models to examine how nicotine intake via vape exposure affects inhibitory synaptic responses in the … Read more
BCAS postdoctoral fellow Jessica Hoffman, PhD, is one of five postdoctoral scholars in 2023 to receive the Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence (PARE), administered by the UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The PARE award recognizes outstanding research promise demonstrated by individual postdoctoral scholars. Dr. Hoffman is also a recent recipient of the prestigious K99/R00 Pathway … Read more
Professor and Vice Chair for Research at the UNC Department of Neurology Ian Shih, PhD, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to transform functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods.Read more here.
Leslie Morrow, PhD, and her lab recently published their research on the deleterious interaction between the neurosteroid (3α,5α)3-hydroxypregnan-20-one (3α,5α-THP) and the mu-opioid system activation during forced swim stress in rats in the journal of Biomolecules. In a previous study, Dr. Morrow and her lab observed that 3α,5α-THP down-regulation of HPA axis activity during stress is … Read more