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2022 News & Events

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    Ben Meltzer Joins Neuroscience Administration

    The Department of Neuroscience would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest administrator, Ben Meltzer. Ben will be our new Grants Manager for pre- and post-award following Sue Krey’s upcoming retirement. Welcome, Ben!

  • Xinyu Zhao

    Zhao and Sousa Awarded SFARI Grant

    The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) has selected the project of Drs. Xinyu Zhao (Neuroscience), Qiang Chang (Medical Genetics and Neurology), Daifeng Wang (Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, Computer Sciences), and Andre Sousa (Neuroscience) as …

  • Ed Chapman

    Chapman receives HHMI Renewal

    Dr. Edwin Chapman, Professor of Neuroscience, received notice that his appointment as a Howard Hughes Investigator has been renewed for a seven-year term. Chapman received an “A” score. Please join us in congratulating him on …

  • Tom Yin

    Tom Yin Honored At WMAA Awards Banquet

    Emeritus Tom C.T. Yin received a Basic Sciences Emeritus Faculty Award category at the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association banquet. This award is given to a basic scientist who demonstrates long and effective service to the …

  • Ari Rosenberg

    Rosenberg Lab’s Lillian Li Receives McPherson ERI-Sponsored Hilldale Undergraduate Award

    Congratulations to Lillian Li from Dr. Ari Rosenberg‘s lab in the Department of Neuroscience! Lillian was awarded the 2022 McPherson Eye Research Institute-Sponsored Hilldale Undergraduate Award for her proposal, “Biologically Inspired Convolutional Neural Networks for …

  • Xinyu Zhao

    Zhao Lab Celebrates 2022 Recipients of Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowships

    Congratulations to Sabrina Huang and Ezra Jarembowski from the lab of Dr. Xinyu Zhao for being awarded prestigious Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowships! The Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides research training and support to undergraduates. Students have …

  • Carissa Sirois

    Sirois Receives Prestigious Postdoc Fellowship

    Postdoctoral Fellow Carissa Sirois from Xinyu Zhao’s laboratory has been awarded a very prestigious and highly competitive fellowship from the Autism Science Foundation (ASF). This grant will help fund her research on, “Developing Therapeutics for …

  • Ed Chapman

    Chapman Lab Paper Shows Promising New Information About Complexin Protein

    A recent paper from the Chapman Lab at UW-Madison in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology just goes to show how little we still know about the way our brains work. Ed Chapman, professor of neuroscience …

  • Moore and Sinha Honored With 2022-23 Vilas Associates Award

    Dr. Darcie Moore and Dr. Raunak Sinha from the Department of Neuroscience were recently awarded the 2022-23 Vilas Associates Award. Moore and Sinha were two of 26 faculty chosen for this competitive award. The Vilas …

  • Raunak Sinha

    Sinha Published in Cell Stem Cell

    Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Dr. Raunak Sinha and colleagues were recently published in the journal Cell Stem Cell for their work on retinal organoids. In this study, Sinha and fellow researchers have successfully shown that …

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    Chapman and Vevea Published in eLife

    Dr. Jason Vevea and Dr. Ed Chapman, along with collaborators, were recently published in eLife on their work with Synaptotagmin 7 (SYT7). This paper, titled “Synaptotagmin 7 is targeted to the axonal plasma membrane through …

  • Jackson Awarded 2022 Sir Bernard Katz Award

    Dr. Meyer Jackson has been chosen as the 2022 Sir Bernard Katz Award for excellence in research on exocytosis and endocytosis! Meyer Jackson, Professor in the Neuroscience department at UW-Madison, has been chosen as the …

  • Robert Fettiplace

    Fettiplace Interviewed by WORT

    Our very own Dr. Robert Fettiplace was recently interviewed by the radio station WORT (89.9 FM). Joined by host Patrick Sajbel, Dr. Fettiplace discussed the science of the innermost working of ears and how they …

  • Tim Gomez

    Gomez Published in Nature Communications

    Dr. Timothy Gomez and colleagues recently had an article, “RHOA signaling defects result in impaired axon guidance in iPSC-derived neurons from patients with tuberous sclerosis complex,” published in Nature Communications. Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is …

  • Carissa Sirois

    Sirois Receives 2021 SCRMC Training Award

    Carissa Sirois, postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Xinyu Zhao, has been awarded a postdoctoral training award from the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC). The SCRMC Research Training Awards were established in …

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