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  • Annaliese Beery Awarded NSF Grant

    NSB faculty member Annaliese Beery received a $470,000 NSF grant to study the neurobiology of seasonal sociality in voles. 

  • Matthew LaClair Recipient of Spring 2014 CRF Research Grant

    NSB student Matthew LaClair was awarded a $10,000 pre-dissertation grant from The Center for Research on Families . He will use the CRF grant to complete a project examining how dysfunction within the sex steroid and the dopaminergic systems produce the cognitive and emotional symptoms of schizophrenia.  By better understanding the way these two systems interact, it may be possible to discover novel therapeutic treatments for these symptoms.  His project will be completed in collaboration with his advisor and NSB faculty member, Dr. Agnès Lacreuse.  Congratulations to Matt!

  • Daniel Vahaba and John Hernandez Receive Honorable Mentions

    NSB student Daniel Vahaba received honorable mention in his application for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Fellow NSB student John Hernandez also received honorable mention on his application for a Ford Foundation Fellowship.  These fellowships are highly competitive so it is a fantastic achievement.  Congratulations to Dan and John!

  • Yi-Ling Lu Wins Best Poster Award

    NSB student Yi-Ling Lu won the best poster award at the 2013 Life Sciences Graduate Research Symposium.  Congratulations to Yi-Ling!

  • 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.

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