7/1/08: Deshmukh selected for Study Section Review

July 7, 2008

Congratulations to Mohanish Deshmukh who recently accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the International and Cooperative Projects 1 Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. His term will last from July 1, 2008 until June 30, 2012. This … Continued

6/2/08: Polleux’s group publishes article in PLoS Biology

June 5, 2008

Dr Polleux’s group in the Neuroscience Center has recently published an article in the Public Access journal PLoS Biology (june 2008 issue) reporting the critical role of Netrin-1 signaling in the establishment of the topography of thalamocortical projections. The first … Continued

5/27/08: Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize Awarded

May 27, 2008

The Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize was presented to Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD from Baylor College of Medicine. Dean Bill Roper presented Dr. Zoghbi with a plaque and a cash prize of $10,000. Dr. Zoghbi gave a lecture entitled “Rett Syndrome: from … Continued

Grant Awarded for Multiple Sclerosis Research

May 6, 2008

Ideally, our immune system functions to protect us from dangerous substances. In MS, however, the immune mistakenly targets the brain and spinal cord, damaging the myelin insulation of nerve fibers. Nerve fibers are damaged as well. “T cells” are a … Continued

5/5/08: Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize

May 5, 2008

We are delighted to announce the Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize Award presentation and lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 27th at 3pm. The event will take place on the ground floor of MBRB in room 202. This years’ prize will … Continued

4/15/08: Deshmukh lab article published and featured in PNAS

April 15, 2008

Mohanish Deshmukh’s laboratory published an article in the Proceedings of National Academy of Science in which they describe a mechanism by which cell death could be selectively induced in brain tumor cells but not neurons. They show that direct activation … Continued

4/3/08: Grant Awarded for Multiple Sclerosis research

April 3, 2008

  Ideally, our immune system functions to protect us from dangerous substances. In MS, however, the immune mistakenly targets the brain and spinal cord, damaging the myelin insulation of nerve fibers. Nerve fibers are damaged as well. “T cells” are … Continued