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2023 News and Events

  • Xin Huang

    X. Huang Receives Research Forward Grant

    Dr. Xin Huang (Dept. of Neuroscience) has been selected to receive a Research Forward Grant for a project titled “Record the Activity of Genetically Identified Neurons Using Calcium Imaging.” This is a collaborative effort among …

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    Sousa to Receive Brain Research Foundation Grant

    Congratulations to Dr. Andre Sousa (Dept. of Neuroscience & Waisman Center) for being selected as a recipient of a seed grant from the Brain Research Foundation (BRF). Founded in 1981, BRF’s Seed Grant Program provides …

  • Xinyu Zhao

    Zhao Receives 2023 Kellett Mid-Career Award

    Dr. Xinyu Zhao (Dept. of Neuroscience & the Waisman Center) was selected to receive a Kellett Mid-Career Award. This prestigious award is named in honor of William R. Kellett, a WARF Trustee and President of …

  • Chapman featured in magazine, text says "A Lot of Nerve"

    Ed Chapman featured in SMPH Quarterly Magazine

    Dr. Ed Chapman was recently featured in an article by David Tenenbaum in the SMPH Quarterly magazine, Volume 25 No. 1. The article focuses on Chapman’s work with neurotransmitters, his Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) …

  • Daniel Uhlrich

    Uhlrich Wins 2023 Dean’s Teaching Award

    Dr. Dan Uhlrich has been awarded the 2023 Dean’s Teaching Award, which will be presented at the Medical Education Day program on June 1st, 2023. These awards recognize excellence and innovation in medical education.  Each …

  • Jackson Awarded Distinguished Honors Faculty Award

    Dr. Meyer Jackson was recently chosen as one of the 2023 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award recipients. Congratulations, Meyer! Each year, the L&S Honors Program solicits student nominations of faculty members whom Honors students have valued …

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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 …

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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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