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Letter from the Chair

Dear alumni, parents and friends of UT neuroscience. It was my honor to take over as chair of the Department of Neuroscience this January. Thanks to my predecessors Rick Aldrich, and more recently Dan Johnston, the department has grown to be one of the more respected neuroscience programs in the country....

Dr. Alex Huk publishes in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The Huk lab recently published a research article in PNAS entitled 'Decision-related perturbations of decision-irrelevant eye movements".  This research investigated the correlation of neural activity in oculomotor brain circuits with the formation of decisions about where to move the eyes, specifically asking if decision-related activity in oculomotor circuits interacts with eye movements...

Dr. Adron Harris elected Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Dr. Adron Harris was elected Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).  The misson of the ACNP is to further research and education in neuropsychopharmacology and related fields, and to advance scientific understanding of and to facilitate communication about disorders of the brain and behavior in order to advance their...

Dr. Michael Mauk named Chair of Neuroscience Department

Dr. Michael Mauk has been named Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience.  The staff and faculty welcome him and look forward to his direction and leadership of the department.

Dr. Rick Aldrich and Dr. Alex Huk featured on Brain Matters podcast episodes

Brain Matters, the Podcast, is entirely conceived and executed by a dedicated group of UT Neuroscience graduate students with a mission to make neuroscience accessible, relatable, and intriguing while still respecting the integrity of the science they love.  During the show they discuss research that is being done today and reveal...