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January 18, 2022

Dr. Christian Burgess Named Director of U-M Neuroscience Innovators

Forum welcomes new leadership, new name

Effective January 18, 2022, Christian Burgess, Ph.D., assumes the Director of the U-M Neuroscience Innovators, formerly the Kavli Neuroscience Innovators. The Kavil Group is a forum initiated by early-career scientists to foster collaborative and innovative research across U-M’s neuroscience

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,