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  • Maria Ortiz Named HHMI Fellow

    Congratulations to Maria Ortiz who has been named an HHMI Fellow!!  Fifty-one graduate students and their advisers are joining the thriving community supported by the HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study. Full article found here.

  • Scientists Reveal Genetic Architecture Underlying Alcohol, Cigarette Abuse

    UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Hyejung Won, PhD, used a new kind of computational tool to parse the complicated genetics that put some people at higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, and likely other substances of abuse. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine … Continued

  • Adam Hantman Named Yang Scholar

    We are thrilled to announce that Adam Hantman was selected as a 2021-2022 Yang Family Biomedical Scholar! Please see the full story in the link in Vital Signs Congratulations to Adam and his research team on this award.  We are so glad to have you back at UNC as part of our Neuroscience community.

  • Stimulating Brain Circuits Promotes Neuron Growth in Adulthood, Improving Cognition and Mood

    Led by Juan Song, PhD, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine used optogenetic techniques to stimulate specific brain cells to increase production of neural stem cells and neurons relevant to memory and emotion processing in animal models. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom website.

  • Scientists Detect Common Fungicide in Pregnant Women and Children

    UNC-Chapel Hill scientists led by Mark Zylka, PhD, found measurable levels of a biomarker for azoxystrobin in pregnant women and young kids, and investigated the fungicide’s ability to pass from mothers to embryos in utero in mice and during lactation. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom … Continued