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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.

June 4, 2021

Josie Clowney and Swathi Yadlapalli Won 2021 McKnight Scholar Awards

The Board of Directors of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has selected seven neuroscientists to receive the 2021 McKnight Scholar Award. Two of them are from UM and they are both members of the Kavli Neuroscience Innovators .

Congratulations Josie and Swathi!

Kenneth Kwan
May 19, 2021

Kwan Promoted to Associate Professor!

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved Dr. Ken Kwan's promotion to Research Associate Professor in the Michigan Neuroscience Institute and Associate Professor in Department of Human Genetics .

Congratulations Ken!

May 18, 2021

Kwan Lab Research Published In PNAS!

The Kwan Lab authored a recent PNAS paper, "Chromatin remodeler Arid1a regulates subplate neuron identity and wiring of cortical connectivity."