Philpot lab publishes research in Neuron

March 31, 2016

In the journal Neuron, Ben Philpot, PhD, professor of cell biology and physiology, published his lab’s research analyzing the spatial determinants for UBE3A loss in the development of seizures and other hyperexcitability phenotypes in the brain

Zylka lab publishes in Nature Communications

March 31, 2016

The study shows how a class of commonly used fungicides, designed to protect crops, can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that look strikingly similar to changes in the brains of people with autism and Alzheimer’s disease.

Spencer Smith awarded HFSP Grant

March 22, 2016

Spencer Smith was awarded a Human Frontier Science Program grant for the “real-time tracking and imaging of neuronal dynamics in freely moving vertebrates.

Zylka lab postdoc wins SFARI Bridge to Independence Award

March 21, 2016

Jason Yi, PhD, a postdoc in the Zylka lab was selected as a finalist for the SFARI Bridge to Independence Award for his proposed research project, “Inhibitory circuit dysfunction in autism spectrum disorder”.

16th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipient Announced

February 9, 2016

The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 16th Perl-UNC Prize to Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Harvard Medical School, for the “discovery of genes and mechanisms regulating human cortical development.”