Putative medium spiny neuron in the nucleus accumbens with activity inhibited both by feeding (A) and in slow wave sleep (B). From Tellez LA., Perez IO,. Simon SA and Gutierrez R. (2012)
|The Graduate Program in Neurobiology at Duke is an interdepartmental program for students to pursue the PhD degree. Our mission is to train future leaders in the field of Neurobiology. Our 42 faculty mentors have homes in 13 departments: Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Biology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Neurology, Pediatrics, Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Radiology, Surgery, and Psychology and Neuroscience.|
The Neurobiology program is oriented towards questions of the structure and function of brain cells and the brain. Companion programs with somewhat different emphases include: the Cognitive Neuroscience Training Program and the Systems and Integrative Neuroscience Program. Students should apply to the program that best fits their long-term research interests and professional goals. The research interests of the training faculty may provide the most useful information about the best fit for each individual student.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013; The Ruth K. Broad Foundation Seminar Series on Neurobiology and Disease
103 Bryan Research Bldg, noon - 1:00 pm
Eve Marder, PhD
Tuesday, September 17, 2013; Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series
103 Bryan Bldg, noon – 1:00 pm
Alison Barth, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University
Essay by Steve Lisberger on "Fraud in Neuroscience"
Jorg Grandl awarded Klingenstein Fellowship
Paper in Nature from Chay Kuo and Cagla Eroglu
"Protective astrogenesis from the SVZ niche after injury is controlled by Notch modulator Thbs4" by Eric J. Benner, Dominic Luciano, Rebecca Jo, Khadar Abdi, Patricia Paez-Gonzalez, Huaxin Sheng, David S. Warner, Chunlei Liu, Cagla Eroglu & Chay T. Kuo. Nature (2013). See press release from Duke
Kevin Franks and Jeremy Kay recognized as Whitehead Scholars at Duke
Paper published on Combining Optogenetics with Bioluminescence
“Light-Emitting Channelrhodopsins for Combined Optogenetic and Chemical-Genetic Control of Neurons” Ken Berglund , Elisabeth Birkner, George J. Augustine, & Ute Hochgeschwender. PLoS ONE, 2013.
Michael Platt wins the 2013 Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize
Vanessa Punal wins a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Paper in PNAS from Wolfgang Liedtke's laboratory
"Bisphenol A delays the perinatal chloride shift in cortical neurons by epigenetic effects on the Kcc2 promoter", see publicity from CBS, Time,
Paper published in Scientific reports
"A brain-to-brain interface for real-time sharing of sensorimotor information" Miguel Pais-Vieira, Mikhail Lebedev, Carolina Kunicki, Jing Wang & Miguel A. L. Nicolelis, see publicity from NY Times, Washington Post