Dr. Jason Stein has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Genetics, effective January 1, 2022. Dr. Stein earned his BA from the Integrated Science Program at Northwestern University and his PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA. He served as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Dan Geschwind in the Departments of Neurology, … Continued
We are delighted to announce the 2021 NeuroSpark awardees: “Measuring Brain-wide Responses to Neural Circuit Perturbations During Movement” Adam Hantman, Ian Yen-Yu Shih “Tracking Arousal Responses with a BOP (Biometric Ocular Photometer)” Jose Rodriquez-Romaguera, Nicolas Pegard, Rebecca Grzadzinski, Anthony Zannas “Advancing a Computational Tool to Measure Facial Grimacing Associated with Spontaneous Pain” Morika Williams, Matt … Continued
One injection of a potential new gene therapy for Angelman syndrome forestalls many of the neurodevelopmental condition’s key traits, according to early tests in mice. “While additional pharmacology and safety studies are needed, our viral vector can potentially provide transformative therapeutic relief with a single dose,” says lead investigator Benjamin Philpot, professor of neuroscience at the University of … Continued
Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Website. Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, led research to reveal crucial downstream effects of rare genetic variants, an important insight into the underlying biology of autism.
Dr. Jeannette Delva-Wiley, mentored by Dr. Morika Williams Funded July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 I received my B.S. in Chemistry from Bennett University in 2012. Under the advisement of Dr. Robert Newman, I received both my M.S. in Biology in 2016 and Ph.D. in Applied Science and Technology with a concentration in Bioscience … Continued
Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Website. Hyejung Won, PhD, is principal investigator of five-year project, part of the NIH’s $185-million Impact of Genomic Variation on Function consortium. UNC’s Karen Mohlke, PhD, and Michael Love, are co-investigators.
Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC School of Medicine Genetics Website. Drs. Jason Stein (Assistant Professor) and Hyejung Won (Assistant Professor) have been awarded an U01 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for their project titled “Discovery and validation of genetic variation impacting the gene regulatory landscape … Continued