Published in Nature, research led by Mark Zylka, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, shows how gene editing with CRISPR-Cas9 can restore function in an animal model of the neurodevelopmental condition Angelman syndrome. Mark Zylka, PhD CHAPEL HILL, NC – October 21, 2020 – Babies born with a faulty maternal copy of the UBE3A … Continued
In a study published in Translational Psychiatry, research led by Hyejung Won, PhD, and Jason Stein, PhD, assistant professors in the UNC Department of Genetics and members of the UNC Neuroscience Center, found that lowered expression of a gene called DDHD2 may increase a person’s likelihood of autism. Spectrum News, a leading source of news and … Continued
Hallucinogens like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin, and substituted N-benzyl phenylalkylamines are widely used recreationally with psilocybin being considered…Find the full paper here.
The Neuroscience Curriculum is proud to announce that 5 graduate students were recently awarded external funding from a variety of sponsors in support of their research. Please join us in congratulating them on this achievement. Amber Kline Amber is a graduate student in the laboratory of Hiroyuki Kato and was awarded a three year NIH … Continued
Drs. Sarah Cohen & Mohanish Deshmukh will use multicolor live-cell imaging to understand how stem cells reorganize as they differentiate into neurons and glia. Their long term goals are to determine whether defects in organelle dynamics are a fundamental feature of neurodegenerative disease. This project combines Dr. Cohen’s expertise in microscopy and organelle dynamics with … Continued
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced the selection of its 2020 class of Beckman Young Investigator Awardees from U.S. colleges and universities. Our very own Dr. Andrea Giovannucci, PhD was one of the recipients of this year’s award offering $600,000 in funding over four years. Congratulations! For more information, please see the Beckman Foundation … Continued
The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to Lily Jan, PhD, and Yuh-Nung Jan, PhD, both at UC San Francisco, for the “discovery and functional characterization of potassium channels.” In adherence to guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19, the husband-and-wife team will give their lecture virtually via Zoom Conference … Continued
Led by UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Hyejung Won, PhD, researchers created H-MAGMA, a computational tool that improves current technology used to link non-coding genetic variants to the genes associated with diseases through genome-wide association studies. For the full UNC Health/UNC School of Medicine Newsroom article, please click here.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they can detect autism spectrum disorder before it manifests in some young children, and they’re even developing treatments for some of the conditions that go hand-in-hand with autism. Professors Mark Zylka and Joe Piven work among more than two dozen scientists at UNC focused … Continued