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  • Song Lab Publishes in Neuron

    UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries. A small … Continued

  • Zylka Lab Awarded Angelman Sydrome Foundation Grant

    Angelman Syndrome is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is caused by loss of the maternal copy of the Ube3a gene. Using the gene editing technology CRISPR/Cas9, a team of scientists in the Zylka lab was able to correct the underlying molecular deficiency in the Angelman mouse model. The Zylka Lab was awarded a grant from the Angelman Syndrome Foundation to expand this finding towards a gene therapy.

  • Song Lab Article Selected as a Best Article of 2017 Cell Stem Cell

    Song lab’s article was selected as one of the 10 best articles of 2017 in Cell Stem Cell!

  • María Torruella Suárez

    María Torruella Suárez awarded F31 NRSA

    María Luisa, a graduate student in the the McElligott lab at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, received an NRSA from the NIAAA entitled “Examining Alcohol Induced Plasticity in Amygdala Hind Brain Circuits.” She will work to determine whether a history of alcohol consumption in mice can alter the behavioral and physiological properties of amygdalar circuits targeting the hindbrain.

  • Mark Zylka, PhD

    Mark Zylka, PhD, Receives Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility Pilot Project Award

    Mark J. Zylka, PhD, Professor/Director, W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, and American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, was one of the awardees of the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) Pilot Projects Program. His project, “Does prenatal pesticide exposure exacerbate phenotypes in a mouse model of autism?”, submitted for the 2018-2019 CEHS Standard Pilot Projects Program, was approved for funding on April 1, 2018.