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Section through a mouse brain, injected with Adenoviral vectors encoding a model antigen (influenza hemagglutinin)  and an immunostimulatory cytokine. Numerous T cells (immunolabeled for CD3, green), not normally present in the brain, line the blood vessels (laminin, pink), and invade the surrounding tissue, including white matter bundles (myelin basic protein, coffee color).

Image by Nicholas Sanderson from the Castro/Lowenstein Laboratory



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Pamela Kennedy, PhD, comes to the BRI from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. As a doctoral student, she studied how memory and motivational states interact to guide goal directed behavior. As a postdoctoral researcher, she investigated the molecular changes that affect how neurons communicate.

At UCLA, Dr. Kennedy plans to "research reward circuitry and memory systems, and the process through which a habit system versus an episodic system takes hold of behavior. This should shed light on how communication is altered between different parts of the brain during the process of addiction.”


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THE 12th ANNUAL ARNOLD SCHEIBEL DISTINGUISHED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN NEUROSCIENCE LECTURE honors one postdoctoral fellow yearly for outstanding research in neuroscience, and includes presentation of a lecture in the Joint Seminars in Neuroscience series, and a prize to attend a scientific meeting.

This year JASON STEIN, PhD, from the laboratory of DANIEL GESCHWIND, presented : Evaluating Human Neural Stem Cell Models using a Transcriptomic Rubric, with introductions from BRI Director, DR. CHRIS EVANS.


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