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  • Robert Fettiplace

    Fettiplace Awarded the 2019 Passano Prize

    Dr. Robert Fettiplace has been awarded the 2019 Passano Prize. Since 1945 the Passano Foundation has annually given an award for “endeavors with clinical applications” through Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Medical …

  • Gail Robertson

    Gail Robertson to Receive 2019 Kenneth S. Cole Award

    Dr. Gail A. Robertson will receive the 2019 Kenneth S. Cole Award from the Biophysical Society. The selection committee writes that “Gail embodies the spirit and intent of the Cole Award, and is recognized for …

  • Donata Oertel

    Donata Oertel Elected as AAAS Fellow

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected Dr. Donata Oertel from the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an AAAS Fellow. Dr. Oertel, Neuroscience Professor and Mary Herman and Lucien Rubinstein Distinguished Chair of …

  • Darcie Moore

    Moore Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

    Darcie Moore is the recipient of an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for High-Risk, High-Reward Research. Her project is titled “The Mechanisms and Functional Role of the Asymmetric Segregation of Cellular Cargoes in Stem Cells.” …

  • Ed Chapman

    Chapman Wins Pew Innovation Fund Award

    The Pew Charitable Trust announced that Dr. Ed Chapman, Professor of Neuroscience in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is one of a dozen leading “Innovation Fund” researchers who will collaborate …

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  • Aerial photo of group at Holiday Party 2019

    2019 Holiday Party and Dr. Kalil’s Retirement

    The Department of Neuroscience wrapped up a fantastic year on December 12th by celebrating our departmental accomplishments, as well as wishing Dr. Kate Kalil the best in her retirement. Thank you to all who attended! …

  • Darcie Moore

    Moore Profiled as Rising Star in Neuroscience by The Scientist

    Assistant Professor Dr. Darcie Moore was recently published in the eBook, “Rising Stars in Neuroscience: Profiles of eight up-and-coming scientists looking to push boundaries and tread new paths in neuroscience research,” by The Scientist.  Dr. …

  • Ed Chapman

    Chapman Published Again in Nature Communications

    Ed Chapman and colleagues were recently published in Nature Communications for their work on message transfer regulation between mammal neurons. Specifically, Chapman describes a key component of the system — the “clamp” — that prevents …

  • Ed Chapman

    Chapman Published in Nature Communications

    Ed Chapman, professor of Neuroscience and HHMI investigator, and colleagues recently published in Nature Communications, Vol. 10, Article number: 3532 (2019), their work on synaptotagmin 17 (syt-17). Synaptotagmins (syt) are generally thought to regulate exocytosis …

  • Xinyu Zhao

    Zhao Receives FRAXA Research Grant

    FRAXA Research Foundation has awarded a $90,000 research grant to principal investigator Dr. Xinyu Zhao and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Minjie Shen at the University of Wisconsin. They are investigating whether drugs that boost mitochondria could …

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