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  • UNC Neuroscience Center and the Department of Psychiatry welcome new faculty Dr. Rodríguez-Romaguera!

    We are delighted to welcome Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Romaguera as a new faculty member to the UNC Neuroscience Center and the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Rodríguez Romaguera’s lab will investigate the neurobiology of arousal and anxiety, and will open August 2nd, 2019. Additional details about the Rodríguez-Romaguera Lab: Psychiatric disorders such as Anxiety and Autism Spectrum … Continued

  • UNC Neuroscience Center and the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology welcome our new faculty, Drs. Gregory Scherrer and Adam Hantman!

    We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gregory Scherrer from Stanford University and Dr. Adam Hantman from HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus to the UNC Neuroscience Center and the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology. Dr. Scherrer’s lab investigates the neurobiology of pain perception and the mechanisms of action of opioids, and will begin September 1, 2019. … Continued

  • Tom Kash, PhD, publishes in Neuron

    The Neurobiology of Noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods? UNC School of Medicine scientists led lab experiments suggesting a particular brain circuit motivates us to overeat, and it could be a new target for anti-obesity and binge-eating treatments CHAPEL HILL, NC – When you eat something super tasty, ever wonder … Continued

  • Bryan Roth, MD, PhD elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Protein Therapeutics and Translational Proteomics in the Department of Pharmacology in the UNC School of Medicine, was elected today to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with two other UNC-Chapel Hill professors, Jodi Magness, PhD, in religious studies, and Kathleen Harris, PhD, … Continued

  • Michelle Itano, PhD, Earns CZI Grant to support Imaging Scientists

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $17 million in funding of 17 CZI Imaging Scientists, including Michelle S. Itano, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core, who will receive approximately $780,000 to work with UNC-Chapel Hill scientists. The Core, which is funded by the UNC Neuroscience Center and the UNC Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities … Continued