February Collins

Congratulations

The 23rd Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture Award has been awarded to Neelroop N. Parikshak, a NSIDP/MTSP graduate student from the laboratory of Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD.

The 2015 Eva Kavan Prize for Excellence in Research on the Brain has been awarded to Jennifer Kong, an NSIDP graduate student from the laboratory of Bennett Novitch, PhD.

 

April Rissman

Image of the Month

Investigating the neural mechanisms of learning in virtual reality environments. After engaging in a series of immersive virtual reality learning experiences, participants undergo fMRI scanning while being tested for knowledge they had acquired in the virtual world.  

Image by Joey Ka-Yee Essoe and Nicco Reggente from the laboratory of Jesse Rissman, PhD.

 

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Neuroscience News Featured Article

BRI PHYSIOLOGISTS CHALLENGE TRADITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IN THE PAST AND PRESENT

Image: Homology model of a P2X channel, with the pore lining second transmembrane domain shown in
grey, courtesy of the Khakh laboratory. More about Dr. Khakh here.
 

NANTHIA SUTHANA

Introducing the BRI's New Member

NANTHIA SUTHANA, Ph.D, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR-IN-RESIDENCE, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY

Her research focus is on the neural basis of human learning and memory with a specific interest in how the brain forms and retrieves memories for facts and everyday events, and how this process may be facilitated through invasive and non-invasive surgical methodologies.

Dr. Suthana completed her Ph.D in Neuroscience at UCLA in the laboratory of Dr. Susan Bookheimer in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Knowlton, where she studied human medial temporal involvement during episodic memory formation. As a graduate student, she was twice the recipient of the UCLA Brain Research Institute Travel Award, Society for Neuroscience, and received the UCLA Jeffrey L. Hanson Award for Distinguished Service.

More about Dr. Suthana here.

DR. DAVID GLANZMAN

In the News

DR. DAVID GLANZMAN UNLOCKS POTENTIAL KEY TO MEMORY RESTORATION

His research, published in the online journal eLife sciences challenges the widely held idea that stable synapses store long-term memories, giving patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease hope. More about the study here.

More on Dr. Glanzman here

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April 7th, 2015

UCLA Joint Seminars in Neuroscience presents
Hong-wei Dong, PhD
Department of Neurology, and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
"Assembling neural networks of the mouse neocortex."

Hosted by Michael Fanselow, PhD
4pm Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

 

April 14th, 2015

UCLA Joint Seminars in Neuroscience presents
Patricia H. Janak, PhD
Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neurosciense, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
"Parsing the contribution of dopamine to learning and performance"

Hosted by Sotiris Masmanidis, PhD
4pm Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

 

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