Duke Neurobiology Community's Marc G. Caron, PhD Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences
October 28, 2015
One of this year’s class of 147 new inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is Duke Neurobiology's affiliated faculty PI Marc G. Caron, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor in the Department of Cell Biology. He studies G protein coupled receptors, which mediate the actions of hormones and key neurotransmitters in the central nervous system that regulate motor control, cognition, emotion and reward -- dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and others. To learn more about Caron's neurobiology research, visit Caron Lab on our Faculty Labs page.
James O. McNamara Delivers Clinical Neuroscience Lecture on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy at SFN Neuroscience 2015
October 19, 2015
Duke Neurobiology's James O. McNamara delivered a lecture to the audience at the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Neuroscience 2015 conference. McNamara, whose lab at Duke University seeks to elucidate the mechanisms of epileptogenesis, the process by which epilepsy develops and progresses, discussed temporal lobe epilepsy and the causal role of excessive neurotrophin signaling in its development.
October 15, 2015
A team of researchers and software developers from Duke University and the Duke Medical Center has introduced a free iOS app to learn more about autism in young children living around the world. Duke's collaborative neuroscience community contributed greatly to the project.
October 5, 2015
From September 30 to October 2, 2015, Duke Neurobiology enjoyed its annual retreat, as the department traveled to Wrightsville Beach for a few days of science and surf. Students and faculty shared the research they conducted over the past year, listened to keynote speeches on medical education and neuroscience, and performed skits.
Anders Nelson Awarded 2015 Bill Hall Prize
September 28, 2015
Anders Nelson, Ph.D. of Duke Neurobiology's Mooney Lab, headed by Dr. Richard D. Mooney, was awarded the 2015 Bill Hall Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research for his work in identifying and characterizing the neural circuits that relay movement-related information to the auditory cortex.
Lead PI Hiroaki Matsunami's Collaborative Group Awarded NSF BRAIN Initiative Grant for Analysis of Mammalian Olfactory Code
September 24, 2015
Olfaction is critical for the survival of species across the animal kingdom. Yet how the brain...
Paper in Nature Communications from Kafui Dzirasa's Lab and Story in USA Today
July 1, 2015
Kafui Dzirasa's lab has been published in Nature Communications and received media attention for their work investigating their hypothesis that prefrontal cortex (PFC) modulation may prevent stress-induced psychiatric disorders. The lab conducts its research with chronically stressed mice, observing that the degree of PFC control of amygdala activity predicts stress susceptibility in individual mice. For the full paper and news article, visit the links below. Paper in Nature Communications from Kafui Dzirasa's lab and story in USA Toda y .
Paper in Nature from Chay Kuo and Cagla Eroglu
November 13, 2014
"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