• Scan of Genomes for Inherited Variants Implicates New Gene Important in Autism

    In a study published in Translational Psychiatry, research led by Hyejung Won, PhD, and Jason Stein, PhD, assistant professors in the UNC Department of Genetics and members of the UNC Neuroscience Center, found that lowered expression of a gene called DDHD2 may increase a person’s likelihood of autism. Spectrum News, a leading source of news and … Continued

  • Bryan Roth

    Dr. Bryan Roth’s New Paper in Cell Journal

    Hallucinogens like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin, and substituted N-benzyl phenylalkylamines are widely used recreationally with psilocybin being considered…Find the full paper here.

  • Congratulations to the Juan Song Lab

    Congratulations to the Juan Song lab on their work on “Neuropeptides Modulate Local Astrocytes to Regulate Adult Hippocampal Neural Stem Cells”, now online @NeuroCellPress! Read the full paper in Neuron.

  • Neuroscience Curriculum Graduate Students Awarded External Funding

    The Neuroscience Curriculum is proud to announce that 5 graduate students were recently awarded external funding from a variety of sponsors in support of their research. Please join us in congratulating them on this achievement. Amber Kline Amber is a graduate student in the laboratory of Hiroyuki Kato and was awarded a three year NIH … Continued

  • CZI Collaborative Pairs Grant

    Drs. Sarah Cohen & Mohanish Deshmukh will use multicolor live-cell imaging to understand how stem cells reorganize as they differentiate into neurons and glia. Their long term goals are to determine whether defects in organelle dynamics are a fundamental feature of neurodegenerative disease. This project combines Dr. Cohen’s expertise in microscopy and organelle dynamics with … Continued