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Dr. Bryan Roth’s New Paper in Cell Journal

September 18, 2020

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.

Neuroscience Curriculum Graduate Students Awarded External Funding

August 21, 2020

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

CZI Collaborative Pairs Grant

August 21, 2020

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

Congratulations to 2020 Beckman Young Investigator Awardee Andrea Giovannucci, Ph.D

June 12, 2020

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

Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan win 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize; Lecture to be given virtually via Zoom Conference

March 16, 2020

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

Scientists Show How Tiny, Mutated Neuron Antennae Impair Brain Connectivity

December 19, 2019

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Eva Anton, PhD, found that defective primary cilia can modulate connectivity between neurons during brain development and cause rare neurodevelopmental conditions called Joubert-syndrome related disorders. See the full story in the UNC SOM Newsroom here.

Greg Scherrer, PhD, named one of four 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

December 11, 2019

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu. This is the fourth annual class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars, … Continued