• Michelle Itano, PhD, Earns CZI Grant to support Imaging Scientists

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $17 million in funding of 17 CZI Imaging Scientists, including Michelle S. Itano, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core, who will receive approximately $780,000 to work with UNC-Chapel Hill scientists. The Core, which is funded by the UNC Neuroscience Center and the UNC Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities … Continued

  • William Snider, MD, Founding Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, Will Retire on February 1

    William Snider, MD, professor of neurology and founding director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, will retire from the UNC School of Medicine effective February 1. He will continue to teach two courses that he developed for the new undergraduate neuroscience major at UNC-Chapel Hill. “We are extremely thankful for Bill’s visionary leadership of the UNC … Continued

  • UCLA’s Zipursky, Harvard’s Sanes win 19th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

    Past winners include six scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize. CHAPEL HILL, NC – The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 19th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, PhD, of UCLA, and Joshua R. Sanes, PhD, of Harvard University for the “discovery of cell-surface proteins that control circuit assembly in … Continued

  • Hyejung Won, PhD, co-first author of paper published in Science

    Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders Published in Science, this research integrates a broad range of genomics data to help find molecular underpinnings of schizophrenia, autism, and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Hyejung Won, PhD, in the department of genetics and UNC Neuroscience Center was co-first author. CHAPEL HILL, NC – … Continued

  • Philpot Lab publishes in the Journal of Clinical Investigation

    The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, discovered key details for how a deficiency in the gene UBE3A affects the brain and how replacing it could benefit children with the neuro-genetic disorder Angelman syndrome, a genetic disease with no cure. Angelman syndrome is a genetic disease with no cure. Children grow up … Continued