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Drew Lab publishes in Nature Neuroscience

The Drew lab published a paper in Nature Neurosicence entitled "Distinct hippocampal engrams control extinction and relapse of fear memory".  This work demonstrates that the hippocampus, a part of the brain essential for memory, generates memory traces of both fear and extinction, and competition between these hippocampal traces determines whether fear is expressed...

Jason Samonds and Sarah Lieberman in Priebe Lab publish in eNeuro

Priebe Lab members Jason Samonds, a postdoctoral fellow, and Sarah Lieberman, an undergraduate summer intern that was supported by the Department of Neuroscience summer intern program, publishes a research article in eNeuro entitled "Motion Discrimination and the Motion Aftereffect in Mouse Vision."  This research on the motion aftereffect, a well-known illusion...

Dr. Micky Marinelli receives RO1 and RO3 grants from NIDA

Dr. Micky Marinelli received 2 grants from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse. She received an RO1 for her research project entitled “The lateral preoptic area: A novel regulator of VTA activity and cocaine seeking”. The research will investigate the potential role of the lateral preoptic area in drug seeking and...

Dr. Alex Huk and colleague are recipients of a The National Science Foundation Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS) award

The National Science Foundation (NSF) made 19 awards to cross-disciplinary teams across the country to conduct innovative research focused on neuronal and cognitive systems. These awards are supported through the NSF Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS) program that supports innovating, boundary crossing efforts to push the frontiers of brain...

Ellen Zippi in Preston lab recognized as Dean's Honored Graduate and receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ellen Zippi, an undergraduate researcher in the Preston lab graduated with Dean's Honored Graduate recognition. Dean’s Honored Graduate is the highest honor awarded to graduating seniors in the College of Natural Sciences. It is restricted to fewer than one percent of the graduating class of the college during an academic year. Ellen...