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  • Jesse McClure is the recipient of the 2014 NSB Vincent Dethier Award

    Congratulations to Jesse McClure - winner of the NSB Vincent Dethier Award!  This prestigous award is given annually to a doctoral student who shows the highest academic and research acheivement, and has signficantly contributed to the NSB program.

  • Heather Richardson at International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Meeting

    Drs. Heather Richardson (current NSB faculty member) and Trevor Robbins chaired a symposium on "Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Addiction" at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society meeting in Dublin, Ireland in June 2013.
  • Yi-Ling Lu presents at Amygdala in Health and Disease Gordon Conference

    Current NSB student Yi-Ling Lu presented her work on the effect of predator stress on the stress peptide corticotropin releasing factor at the Amygdala in Health and Disease Gordon Conference in July 2013.

  • NSB faculty members Jerry Meyer and Andy Barto in the news

    Using a computational model of addiction, a literature review and an in silico experiment, theoretical computer scientist Yariv Levy (UMass doctoral student in Computer Science) and colleagues suggest in a new paper this week that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people overcome addiction.  The paper is featured in the current issue (December 2013) of the open access journal Frontiers in Psychiatry.  Yariv Levy conducted the investigation with NSB faculty members Jerrold Meyer and Andrew Barto.

    http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/addiction-meditation-helpful-whe...

     

  • Amarylis Velez-Perez is a FLARE Application Award Winner

    Current NSB Ph.D. student Amarylis Velez-Perez has been selected to attend The Endocrine Society's FLARE (Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology) Workshop on February 7-8, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.

    https://www.endocrine.org/advocacy-and-outreach/flare/flare-workshop

    Congratulations to Amarylis!

  • Luke Remage-Healey Speaks on Role of Estrogen in the Brain at National Neuroscience Meeting

    Recent research shows that estrogens can no longer be thought of as exclusively reproductive hormones, but instead they are made in the brain and play a powerful role in cognition, learning and memory, says neuroscience researcher and current NSB faculty member Luke Remage-Healey. He presented recent findings on the role of estrogens as neuromodulators in a talk at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego on Nov. 10.

  • NSB faculty member Rebecca Spencer and NSB student Lauri Kurdziel featured in the September 2013 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

    Sleep Research Finds Daytime Naps Enhance Learning in Preschool Children
    In the current issue of 
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, research psychologist and NSB faculty member Rebecca Spencer, with student Kasey Duclos and current NSB student Laura Kurdziel, offer the first study results showing that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memory. The findings have attracted international attention.

    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/09/18/1306418110.abstract?sid=6d7...

  • Lauri Kurdziel chosen for a Young Investigator Presentation

    Current NSB student Lauri Kurdziel was chosen for a Young Investigator Presentation at the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference (November 2013).

  • Rosie Cowell a recipient of the Cermak Award

    This summer, new NSB faculty member Rosie Cowell was awarded the "Cermak Award" by the Memory Disorders Research Society.   This award is for a post-doctoral researcher (which she was at the time of nomination) to travel to the MDRS meeting and give a short lecture. It comes with travel award of $500.  Congratulations to Rosie!

  • Daniel Vahaba paper published in Behavioural Brain Research

    Current NSB student Daniel Vahaba had a paper accepted and published in the September 1st edition of the Behavioural Brain Research journal. 

    Vahaba, DM, Lacey, WH, Tomaszycki ML (2013). "DSP-4, a noradrenergic neurotoxin, produces sex-specific effects on pairing and courtship behavior in zebra finches." Behavioural Brain Research 252C: 164-175.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23747610

Colloquia Archive

  • 2013
    Sep
    18

    NSB Student Presentations

    Daniil Frolov and Matthew LaClair

  • 2013
    Sep
    11

    NSB Student Presentations

    John Hernandez and Daniel Vahaba

  • 2013
    May
    1

    Searching for Social Synchronization of Circadian Clocks

    William Schwartz

  • 2013
    Apr
    24

    Neuropeptide modulation in the hypothalamus

    Anthony van den Pol

  • 2013
    Apr
    10

    GABA-Glutamate Interactions: From Circuits to Cells to Molecular Regulation

    Francine Benes

  • 2013
    Apr
    3

    SINAUER ASSOCIATES LECTURE: New Insight into the Neurobiology of Depression

    Eric J. Nestler

  • 2013
    Mar
    27

    How To Find Epigenetic Addictions of Cancer Cells on the Fly

    Michele Markstein

  • 2013
    Feb
    28

    NSB Banquet, Katherine Fite Distinguished Alumn Speaker, Graeme Davis: Title "Homeostatic Control of Neural Function: Phenomenology to Molecular Design"; Presentation of Vincent Dethier Graduate Student Award. Campus Center @ 5:30 p.m.

    Graeme Davis

  • 2013
    Feb
    25

    Distinguished Faculty Lecture - Tom Zoeller - The Brain on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

    R. Thomas Zoeller

  • 2012
    Dec
    5

    Genetic Specification of Neuronal Circuitry: How are Different Types of Neurons Made in the Vertebrate Spinal Cord?

    Katharine Lewis