Biologists Celia Shiau and En Yang at UNC-Chapel Hill have been awarded a competitive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) grant to tackle unsolved grand challenges in neurodegenerative diseases and fundamental neuroscience. The awards were announced on Feb. 21. Shiau is an associate professor and Yang is an assistant professor in the department of biology in UNC’s College of Arts … Read more
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In an effort five years in the making, UNC School of Medicine cell biologist Sarah Cohen, PhD, and Rockefeller University’s Ian Windham, PhD, describe the interplay between fats and proteins in brain cells and how their dysfunction contributes to the development of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Full article found here.
Eagles Autism Foundation contributes $6.2 million to fund 34 research and community projects. The Eagles Autism Foundation has announced that 34 projects specializing in cutting-edge autism research and care will receive $6.2 million in funding. The grants are a direct result of the proceeds raised by participants from the 2023 Eagles Autism Challenge, in addition to other … Read more
Jonathan Schisler, PhD, Leon Coleman, MD, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, were awarded a five-year, $675,000 grant to lead a summer undergraduate experience program promoting neuropharmacology and neurobiological disease research to be conducted by students from underrepresented groups. Full article found here.
Led by Juan Song, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, and Wubin Bai, PhD, at the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, research suggests that a wearable patch featuring electrically triggered microneedles for on-demand drug delivery could be the next frontier in treatment of neurodegenerative disorders and neurological injuries. Full article found here.
As part of a UNC NeuroSpark event, four research teams at the UNC School of Medicine won $25,000 pilot grants with the goal of increasing collaborations throughout the neurosciences. As part of the Forward Together Strategic Plan, the UNC School of Medicine committed $100,000 in 2023 to fund pilot neuroscience research projects. The funding will increase collaborations … Read more
The UNC Neuroscience Center is excited to announce the promotion of Dr. Hiroyuki Kato from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor! Dr. Kato obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University Tokyo. In 2017, he started the Kato Lab, which focuses on how the brain processes sound inputs in order to detect complex patterns. For more information, … Read more
Katie Baldwin, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology in the UNC School of Medicine, received $1.5 million from the NIH to study white brain matter and its contribution to brain development, function, and debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. Full article found here.
Led by Hyejung Won, PhD, UNC School of Medicine researchers and colleagues developed a new research model to glean a deeper understanding of the genetic variants implicated in schizophrenia, including how genes are turned on or off to affect health and disease. Full article found here.