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

March 19, 2019

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

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

December 19, 2018

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

December 19, 2018

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

November 21, 2018

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

Juan Song, PhD, receives Hettleman Prize

November 2, 2018

Juan Song, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, was one of four professors from UNC-Chapel Hill to be awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Dr. Song came to Carolina in fall 2013 and leads a research team trying to understand … Continued

Hyejung Won, PhD, Receives 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

October 18, 2018

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announced the awarding of its Young Investigator Grants valued at more than $13.8 million to 200 of the world’s most promising young scientists. The grants, awarded annually, support the work of early-career scientists with innovative ideas for groundbreaking neurobiological research seeking to identify causes, improve treatments and develop prevention … Continued

19th Annual Andrew S. Rachlin Symposium

September 18, 2018

  The 19th Annual UNC Neuroscience Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 11th at the Carolina Club. The annual Andrew S Rachlin UNC Neuroscience Symposium will be held on October 11th, 2018 at the Carolina Club (150 Stadium Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514). This year’s Symposium will focus on genetic variation associated with neuropsychiatric … Continued

Zylka Lab Awarded Angelman Sydrome Foundation Grant

July 6, 2018

Angelman Syndrome is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is caused by loss of the maternal copy of the Ube3a gene. Using the gene editing technology CRISPR/Cas9, a team of scientists in the Zylka lab was able to correct the underlying molecular deficiency in the Angelman mouse model. The Zylka Lab was awarded a grant from the Angelman Syndrome Foundation to expand this finding towards a gene therapy.