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October 12, 2021

MNI - A Video Worth Watching!

MNI is creating new synergies, enabling great discoveries, and enhancing the impact of neuroscience across the UM Campus. Learn more by watching our new video !

October 5, 2021

Announcing NIH Director's Transformative Research Award

A multidisciplinary group of University of Michigan researchers received the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award to explore the role of environmental exposures, genetics, and other factors on susceptibility to ALS.

September 30, 2021

UM receives $11.7M grant for Parkinson’s disease research

Congratulations to Dr. Roger Albin, director of UM's Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center of Excellence, and all of the neuroscientists involved in this research across the UM campuses for securing a $11.7M NINDS grant to re-establish a Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research.

September 3, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Owen Funk

Owen (Kwan Lab) successfully defended his thesis " The Role of Histone Variant H3.3 in Cortical Development . " on Sep 2nd, 2021.

Congratulations Owen!

July 20, 2021

"Springing forward" affects early birds less than night owls!

Dr. Margit Burmeister in collaboration with Dr. Srijan Sen and Dr. Forger and student Jonathan Tyler published an article showing that people’s genetic make-up – specifically their genes related to circadian clock and sleep – affect how fast they adjust to the DST change. People who genetically tend to be “early birds” adjust within days,

June 18, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda White

Amanda (Debiec Lab) successfully defended her thesis " Maternal Buffering of Infant’s Fear In Typically Developing Rats and In A Rat Model for A Psychiatric Disorder." on June 17, 2021.

Congratulations Amanda!

June 17, 2021

Clowney named 2021 Pew Scholar

E. Josephine Clowney, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Director of the Kavli Neuroscience Innovators, joins 1,000 early career scientists as a Pew Scholar. Clowney will use this opportunity to focus on unraveling how female and male brain development are programmed to allow sex-specific behaviors.

June 7, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Chen

Alex (Sutton Lab) successfully defended his thesis " Homeostatic metaplasticity in hippocampal neuronal networks. " on June 7, 2021.

June 4, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Quigley

Jacque (Becker Lab) successfully defended her thesis " Sex Differences in the Role of GPER1 in the Dorsolateral Striatum on Motivation and Reward " on June 4, 2021.

Jacque will be staying in Becker lab as a post-doc for the next year.