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  • Jason Stein, PhD Promoted to Associate Professor

    Dr. Jason Stein has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Genetics, effective January 1, 2022. Dr. Stein earned his BA from the Integrated Science Program at Northwestern University and his PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA.  He served as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Dan Geschwind in the Departments of Neurology, … Continued

  • UNC Neuroscience Center 2021 NeuroSpark Awards

    We are delighted to announce the 2021 NeuroSpark awardees: “Measuring Brain-wide Responses to Neural Circuit Perturbations During Movement” Adam Hantman, Ian Yen-Yu Shih “Tracking Arousal Responses with a BOP (Biometric Ocular Photometer)” Jose Rodriquez-Romaguera, Nicolas Pegard, Rebecca Grzadzinski, Anthony Zannas “Advancing a Computational Tool to Measure Facial Grimacing Associated with Spontaneous Pain” Morika Williams, Matt … Continued

  • Dr. Michelle Itano Awarded Renewal for CZI Imaging Scientist Cycle 1 Grant

    Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Itano on receiving a renewal for her CZI Imaging Scientist Cycle 1 grant, for an additional 2 years, resulting in a total of 5 years of funding!! More information on Dr. Itano’s project can be found here.

  • One-shot gene therapy for Angelman syndrome shows promise in mice

    One injection of a potential new gene therapy for Angelman syndrome forestalls many of the neurodevelopmental condition’s key traits, according to early tests in mice. “While additional pharmacology and safety studies are needed, our viral vector can potentially provide transformative therapeutic relief with a single dose,” says lead investigator Benjamin Philpot, professor of neuroscience at the University of … Continued

  • Scientists Discover Biological Mechanisms Caused by Deficits in High-risk Autism Gene

    Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Website. Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, led research to reveal crucial downstream effects of rare genetic variants, an important insight into the underlying biology of autism.