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  • Itano Named Editor-in-Chief of BioTechniques

    Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Website. Michelle Itano, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and Director of the Neuroscience Microscopy Core at the UNC School of Medicine, was selected as the new editor-in-chief of BioTechniques, the International … Continued

  • Scientists Find Genetic Cause, Underlying Mechanisms of New Neurodevelopmental Syndrome

    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 the discovery of a new neurodevelopmental syndrome, its underlying genetic basis and molecular mechanisms, both important milestones on the road to create therapeutic strategies.

  • Baldwin lab publishes paper in Neuron

    Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Website. Dr. Katie Baldwin and colleagues published a paper June 24, 2021 in Neuron entitled “HepaCAM controls astrocyte self-organization and coupling.” This study shows how the loss of the protein hepaCAM drives brain development dysfunction and plays … Continued

  • Please join Neuroscience Center leadership in congratulating Dr. Nicolas Pégard on being selected as a 2021 Beckman Young Investigator!

    Full details of the announcement can be found on the Beckman Foundation Website. The funded project title is : Bidirectional Neuroprosthetics with Miniature Optical Brain Machine Interfaces Optical brain machine interfaces use light to monitor and manipulate activity, but current technologies cannot reliably communicate with more than a few dozen neurons in parallel because they are … Continued

  • Scherrer Earns Three Grants for Innovative Pain, Opioid Research

    The lab of Greg Scherrer, PhD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, investigates the precise ways in which opioids interact with brain mechanisms and then, armed with a better understanding of the underlying biology, the lab pursues new ways to block pain without causing significant side effects. A member of … Continued