News

  • Hiroyuki Kato, PhD

    Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, awarded Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience

    Hiroyuki Kato, PhD, has been awarded a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience, which provides funding to highly promising early career investigators in neuroscience. The Kato Lab will use this award to study how recurrent circuits in the mammalian cerebral cortex shape the sensory information processing in the brain. Findings in the simple mouse cortex should … Continued

  • Autism May Arise from Genetic Defect During “Scaffolding” of Developing Brain

    Led by Eva Anton, PhD, scientists have uncovered details of a key cellular mechanism crucial for brain development. This process of brain development is spawned by a gene that, when mutated, had previously been linked to the development of autism. See the full story in the UNC SOM Newsroom here.

  • 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