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Dr. Kristen Harris elected to the National Academy of Sciences

April 30, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Harris on being elected to the National Academy of Sciences!!  

Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Current NAS membership totals approximately 2,400 members and 500 international members, of which

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INS Grad Student Brandy Routh Wins "Empower Your Pitch" Award

April 19, 2024

Congratualtions to INS Grad Student Brandy Routh (Fonken Lab) for wining the Empower Your Pitch -Overall Excellence in Research Communication award for her presentation, "Circadian Rhythms Shape the Growing Brain"!!

“Empower Your Pitch” is an engaging and dynamic competition offered in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Univeristy.  This competition is designed to equip participants with the strategies needed to effectively communicate complex ideas in just three minutes. Winners will receive a cash prize and a funded trip to Washington, D.C. to

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Dr. Micky Marinelli receives NINDS Rigor Champion Award

March 28, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Marineli on receiving the NINDS Rigor Champion Award!  The NINDS lauched the Rigor Champions Award in 2023 in an effort to promote research rigor and transparent reporting and to foster a culture of reserach quailty withing the scientific ecosystem. The goal of this prize is to help recognize and reward those individuals and small teams who have championed rigor and transparency practices above and beyond their normal job duties and who have helped cultivate a culture that promotes robust, high-quality neuroscience research.

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The Lee Lab publishes in The Journal of Neuroscience and is featured on the cover

March 15, 2024


Josue Lopez and colleagues from the Lee Lab published a reserach article in The Journal of Neuroscience entitled "Caldendrin Is a Repressor of PIEZO2 Channels and Touch Sensation in Mice". This study investigated the role of the calmodulin-like Ca2+ sensor, caldendrin, in the regulation of mechanically activated ion channels and their roles in touch sensation. 

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INS Grad Student Kanako Matsumura receives NRSA Award from NIDA

March 6, 2024
Congratulations to INS graduate student Kanako Matsumura (Dobbs Lab) on being awarded an NRSA from NIDA for her research proposal entiteld "Recruitment of striatal enkephalin by cocaine as a substrate for striatopallidal circuit adaptations and cocaine seeking"!

Dr. Jon Pierce receives CNS Spark Grant

February 7, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Jon Pierce on being award a CNS Spark Grant to support his research proposal entitled "Predicting Genes that Cause Phenotypes as Extra Copies".

The CNS Spark Grants program supports new ideas that have the potential to elevate or transform a research program but that are too early-stage in development to be appropriate for external funding opportunities. The program encourages high-risk/high-reward projects. Applicants may propose to develop new methods or to gather preliminary data for new directions in research. Proposals for exploratory,

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Colgin lab publishes in Nature Translational Psychiatry

January 10, 2024

The Colgin Lab published a research article entiteld, "Ank3 mouse model of epilepsy-bipolar disorder comorbidity" in Nature Translational Psychiatry. The research reveals the potential comorbid role the gene ankyrn 3 (ANK3) may play in bipolar disorder and epilepsy. ANK3 is a leading bipolar disorder (BD) candidate gene and has also been shown to be invovled in

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Dr. Michael Drew elected member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

December 14, 2023

Dr. Michael Drew was elected to full member stats in the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ANCP).

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology is an international organization of leading brain scientists. Sceintists are selected for membershipon the basis of their original research contributions, and are drawn from diverse subfields of neuroscience, including behavioral pharmacology, clinical psychopharmacology, epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, neuroimaging, neuroimmunology, neurophysiology, neurology,

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