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  • Mark Zylka, PhD

    NIH Awards Zylka Lab $6.8 Million to Study Autism, ADHD Environmental Risks

    This eight-year project will focus on the interactions between genetics and environmental exposures that may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and attention deficit disorder. Although scientists have made significant progress identifying gene mutations linked to neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, they have not investigated to the same extent the … Continued

  • UNC Neuroscience Training Grant Renewed

    The UNC Neuroscience PhD program was established in 1966, making it the second oldest Neuroscience PhD Curriculum in the United States. The Curriculum has been funded continuously for over 27 years from the NIH and recognized by the NIH as a model predoctoral training program. We are pleased to announce the training grant has been … Continued

  • 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