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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."

Dr. Akil
February 21, 2021

Akil Elected to NAS Council

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of its new officers. The Michigan Neuroscience Institute's Huda Akil, Ph.D. is one of four members elected to the NAS Governing Council.

Jill Becker
November 1, 2020

Jill Becker Receives the NEAR

Dr. Jill B. Becker received the Neuropsychopharmacology Editor's Award for a Review (also known as the NEAR) for her paper entitled, Sex differences in neural mechanisms mediating reward and addiction that she published with Dr. Elena Chartoff (Harvard).