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, March 31, 2015, Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series
103 Bryan Bldg, noon - 1:00 pm
Rachel Wilson, PhD
Harvard Medical School
"Sensory processing in a small brain"
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Student Seminar
301 Bryan Bldg, noon - 1:00 pm
“Activated Microglia Transiently Displace Inhibitory Synapses: A Novel Mechanism for Neuroprotection”
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Ion Channel Research Unit Seminar Series
103 Bryan Bldg, noon - 1:00 pm
Amy Lee, PhD
University of Iowa
“Pre- and post-synaptic functions of voltage-gated Cav1 L-type Ca2+ channels”
News and recognition
Lindsey Glickfeld wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship
TED talk by Miguel Nicolelis
Career profile of Erich Jarvis in Science Magazine
Erich Jarvis' papers on the genetic origin of birdsong named a top-10 achievement of 2014 by Science Magazine
Miguel Nicolelis named to The Verge's Top 50 list for 2014
Kevin Mauro (Nicolelis lab) is a Pratt 2015 Grand Challenge Scholar: interview for White House OST
Yong Chen from Liedtke lab honored for #1 junior poster presentation by TMJ Association
Greg Field named Whitehead Scholar at Duke
Matt Kearny, MSTP (Mooney lab), elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society at Duke
Miguel Nicolelis recognized as one of top 30 most influential neuroscientists alive today
Paper in Neuron from Jorg Grandl's laboratory, and commentary in Duke Today
"Directionality of Temperature Activation in Mouse TRPA1 Ion Channel Can Be Inverted by Single-Point Mutations in Ankyrin Repeat Six"
Lisberger and Yang, paper in Nature
"Purkinje cell plasticity and cerebellar learning are graded by complex-spike duratiion
Jeremy Kay wins McKnight Scholars Award
Story on Miguel Nicolelis' "Walk Again" Project in The Guardian (UK)
Rich Mooney wins 2014 Research Mentoring Award for Basic Science in the School of Medicine
Terry Jones (Nicolelis lab) receives a "Meritorious Service Award" in the 2013 Duke Presidential Awards
Court Hull and Jeremy Kay awarded 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships
Nicole Calakos and Henry Yin win a McKnight Foundation Memory and Cognitive Function Award
Lindsey Glickfeld and Court Hull recognized as Whitehead Scholars at Duke
Ten-year project from Erich Jarvis redraws map of bird brain. DukeToday
Kevin Franks awarded grant from Mallinckrodt Foundation
Fan Wang wins NIH Pioneer Award
Edward (Ted) Stanek in Fan Wang's lab is awarded an NRSA pre-doctoral fellowship
Shenyu Zhai awarded the 1st annual "Bill Hall Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research"
Special thanks to Terry Wu for establishing the prize
Paper in PNAS on sunburn pain from Wolfgang Liedke's lab
"UVB radiation generates sunburn pain and affects skin by activating epidermal TRPV4 and triggering endothelin-1 signaling," by Carlene Moore, et al.
Paper in Neuron from Jim McNamara's lab
"Transient inhibition of TrkB Kinase after status epilepticus prevents development of temporal lobe epilepsy," by G Liu, et al.
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