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Bob Messing awarded Distinguished Research Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism

Dr. Messing was awarded the 2021 Distinguished Research Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism. This award recognizes a senior researcher who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the alcohol field. This award recognizes a sustained long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research and a substantial record of publication in the field. As part...

Congratulations to Laura Enneian and Susan Rozmiarek - Recipients of CNS Staff Excellence Awards!

Congratulations to Laura Enneian, Assistant Director of Department of Neuroscience and Susan Rozmiarek, Lab Manager of the Pierce Lab in Department of Neuroscience for winning the 2020 College of Natural Sciences Staff Excellence Awards!! For decades, these awards have recognized excellent work performance by staff who have made a lasting impact in their...

Dr. Laura Colgin recognised with Suffrage Science award

The Suffrage Science scheme (https://www.suffragescience.org) was founded in 2011 by the Medical Research Council’s London Institute of Medical Sciences (then Clinical Sciences Centre) on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. It celebrates and inspires women in science, creating a self-perpetuating cohort of talent that will encourage others to enter science and reach senior...

Drs. Laura Colgin and Kristen Harris publish Veiwpoint articles in Journal of Neuroscience issue celebrating 50 years of neuroscience

Dr. Laura Colgin and Dr. Kristen Harris contributed Viewpoint articles in the the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience highlighting 50 years of Neuroscience. Dr. Colgin authored an article entitiled "Five Decades of Hippocampal Place Cells and EEG Rhythms in Behaving Rats" in which she reviewed research that has...

Dr. Nigel Atkinson uses Wiki Education to teach science communication skills

A recent blog from the Genetics Society of America highlighted the use of Wikipedia writing assignments to create new articles for underrepresented topics previously as a mechanism to teach science communication skills in university classes. The article featured Dr. Nigel Atkinson use of this teaching technique in his Epegentics classes in which his students...