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Drs. Denisse Parades and Nihal Salem awarded UT Provost's Early Career Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Denisse Paredes, postdoc in the Drew lab and Dr. Nihal Salem, postdoc from the Mayfield lab, for being awarded a UT Provost's Early Career Fellowship The Provost’s Early Career Fellows program supports promising postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from a variety of disciplines and colleges across the university in their...

Drs. Audrey Brumback and Jon Pierce receive NIH grant to study genetics in autism

The important role of genetics in autism development has become increasingly obvious. Many genes implicated in autism are so fundamental to basic neurobiology that species as diverse as worms and humans share them. After discovering that natural variability in autism-related genes correlates with alterations in worm social behavior, Audrey Brumback, MD, PhD,...

Dr. Dayne Mayfield invited to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Dr. Dayne Mayfield was invited by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve a 3 year term on the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism . The Council will advise and make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the National Institute...

Zakon Lab publishes in BMC Biology

The Zakon lab recently published a manuscirpt in BMC Biology entitield "A potential cost of evolving epibatidine resistance in poison frogs".  The paper investigates how poison frogs have evolved resistance to the deadly alkaloid toxin that they accumulate in their bodies as protection against predators.  York JM, Borghese CM, George AM, Cannatella...

Dr. Alex Huth and colleagues publish in Nature Neuroscience

Dr. Alex Huth and colleagues in the department of Computer Science published a research article in Nature Neuroscience entiteld "Semantic reconstruction of continuous language from non-invasive brain recordings". This research produced a non-invasive decoder that reconstructs continuous language from cortical semantic representations recorded using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and revealed the viability...