Welcome to the Neuroscience Center!
15th Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize awarded to Dr. David Tank
The 15th Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize award ceremony and lecture was held on Thursday, May 14th at 3PM in G202 MBRB.
May 21, 2015
Roth Lab Discovers New Tool to Study and Control Brain Circuits
Using a new ‘chemogenetic’ technique invented by Bryan Roth’s lab at UNC, scientists turn neurons ‘on’ and ‘off’ to demonstrate how brain circuits control behavior in mice. This unique tool – the first to result from the NIH BRAIN Initiative – will help scientists understand how to modulate neurons to more effectively treat diseases.
May 20, 2015
Smith lab featured on UNC-TV
Spencer Smith, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology and member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, was featured on North Carolina Now, a nightly program on UNC TV.
Apr 02, 2015
Kash Lab Identifies Protein that Can Suppress Binge Alcohol Drinking
Tom Kash, PhD, led a study, published in Nature Neuroscience, that identifies both where in the brain and how Neuropeptide Y, a protein in the brain, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking.
Mar 13, 2015
Stuber Lab Links Specific Behaviors to Particular Neurons
For the first time, Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons.
Jan 29, 2015