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  • Miller Wins Walsh Research Travel Award for 2023

    Dr. Andrew Miller, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Raunak Sinha’s lab, will attend the 2023 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington, D.C., thanks to the David G. Walsh Research Fellowship Fund. This award provides support …

  • Xinyu Zhao

    Zhao Lab Finds that Fragile X Syndrome Begins Before Birth

    Dr. Xinyu Zhao, Professor of Neuroscience, and four postdoctoral fellows in her lab – Minjie Shen, Carissa Sirois, Yu (Kristy) Guo, and Meng Li – have found that FMRP, a protein deficient in individuals with …

  • Hoth Wins at the UW Cardiovascular Research Summit

    Annabelle Hoth, an undergraduate mentored by Dr. Lisandra Flores-Aldama in the Robertson lab, won First Prize for Undergraduate Poster Presentation at the 2023 UW Cardiovascular Research Summit! Congratulations, Annabelle!

  • Gail Robertson - Photo credit: Bobbie Harte, 2019.

    Robertson Lab Published in PNAS

    Congratulations to Margaret B. Jameson, Erick B. Ríos-Pérez, Fang Liu, Catherine A. Eichel, and Gail A. Robertson on a successful publication to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer reviewed journal …

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    Sousa Receives 2023 Krieg Cortical Kudos Explorer Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Andre Sousa for winning the 2023 Krieg Cortical Kudos Explorer Award. The award is presented by the Cajal Club, in recognition of Dr. Sousa’s “outstanding contribution to our understanding of human brain …

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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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