The Andrew S. Rachlin UNC Neuroscience Symposium will be held on October 6, 2022 at the Carolina Club. Featuring presentations from the following external speakers: Dr. Catherine Bushnell, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) President-Elect, Scientist Emerita at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Help at the NIH, Professor Emerita at McGill … Read more
The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce that it intends to fund 16 grants in response to the 2022 Pilot Award request for applications (RFA). SFARI plans to commit approximately $4.88 million in funding over the next two years to 16 investigators from the United States and internationally. The goal of the Pilot … Read more
Sarah Cohen, PhD, and Mohanish Deshmukh, PhD, researchers in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and the UNC Neuroscience Center, were featured scientists in a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative article on an innovative new resource helping scientists probe the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases. Full article found here.
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Hyejung Won, PhD, used a new kind of computational tool to parse the complicated genetics that put some people at higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, and likely other substances of abuse. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine … Read more
We are thrilled to announce that Adam Hantman was selected as a 2021-2022 Yang Family Biomedical Scholar! Please see the full story in the link in Vital Signs Congratulations to Adam and his research team on this award. We are so glad to have you back at UNC as part of our Neuroscience community.
Led by Juan Song, PhD, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine used optogenetic techniques to stimulate specific brain cells to increase production of neural stem cells and neurons relevant to memory and emotion processing in animal models. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom website.
UNC-Chapel Hill scientists led by Mark Zylka, PhD, found measurable levels of a biomarker for azoxystrobin in pregnant women and young kids, and investigated the fungicide’s ability to pass from mothers to embryos in utero in mice and during lactation. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom … Read more