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Our work has been featured in media outlets including Faculty of 1000, MSNBC.com, Yahoo News, FoxNews.com, LiveScience.com, LA Times, Alzheimer's Daily News, The Scientist, Massachusetts Academy of Sciences, UMass Daily Collegian and Times of India.

For a Nature Podcast interview about our work please click here.


Irregularly updated News:

2/26/2014: Luke presented some of the lab's work at a Colloquium for the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Johns Hopkins University.

1/24/2014: Ify Arinze successfully defended her Senior Honors Thesis at Mount Holyoke College for her research conducted in the lab. Congratulations Ify!

1/23/2014: Our work was highlighted in the Winter edition of the live local arts and culture magazine, Amherst Live, by Oliver Broudy and Kathy Aidala.

11/10/2013: Luke presented some of the lab's work at a press conference associated with the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. The work was featured in outlets including the Los Angeles Times.

11/08/2013: Maaya and Luke presented a poster and a talk, along with collaborators at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, and the Mechanisms of Communication Satellite Conference.

06/24/2013: Ben, Maaya, Dan, and Luke presented their recent results at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.

06/03/2013: Luke, David and Narendra had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology that includes some recording results from their undergraduate projects.

04/28/2013: David and Narendra each successfully defended their Senior Honors Theses at Amherst College for their research conducted in the lab!

04/18/2013: Laura Bernal-Corzo successfully defended her Commonwealth College Senior Honors Thesis for her research in the lab!

04/12/2013: Joseph "Rudi" has been accepted to the summer research fellowship program at UMass Med in Worcester, and David has been accepted as a summer intern at the American Cancer Society in Illinois. Congratulations!

04/08/2013: Daniel Vahaba won a 2013 Student Travel Award to this year's meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Congrats Dan!

04/02/2013: Ben and his wife Andi welcome their new daughter, Audrey Leah Pawlisch. Congratulations!

02/18/2013: Luke presented some recent findings to the 7th International Congress on Steroids and the Nervous System in Torino, Italy.

12/17/2012: The FABBS press office has highlighted our work in a profile.

11/19/2012: Luke presented a 'Life Sciences Colloquium"at the Biological Sciences Department at Smith College in Northampton, MA.

10/26/2012: David won the best undergraduate poster award at the CNS Symposium 2012. Congrats David!

10/13/2012: Maaya presented her recent findings at the Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting in New Orleans.

9/20/2012: Dr. Ben Pawlisch had his final dissertation chapter accepted by General and Comparative Endocrinology. Congratulations Ben!

8/31/2012: The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology has announced that Luke has won this year's Frank A. Beach Award!

8/23/2012: Luke presented some of the lab's recent findings at his former graduate program, Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University.

6/13/2012: The lab's first major paper got published by the Journal of Neuroscience, and is highlighted in 'This Week in the Journal'.

5/21/2012: We welcomed colleagues from the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin, Madison for a Research Coordination Network meeting on Epigenetics and Behavior, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

3/01/2012: Dr. Ben Pawlisch joined the lab as a postdoc. Please welcome Ben, and feel free to ask him to get anything down from the top shelf.

2/10/2012: Luke presented some of the lab's work at his alma mater, Tufts University Department of Biology.

1/23/2012: Our recently accepted manuscript just got the cover of J Neurophysiol!

1/26/2012: Aaron Karp has won a Commonwealth Honors Research Grant for his project. Congrats Aaron!