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Section through a mouse brain, injected with Adenoviral vectors encoding a model antigen (influenza hemagglutinin)  and an immunostimulatory cytokine. Numerous T cells (immunolabeled for CD3, green), not normally present in the brain, line the blood vessels (laminin, pink), and invade the surrounding tissue, including white matter bundles (myelin basic protein, coffee color).

Image by Nicholas Sanderson from the Castro/Lowenstein Laboratory

 

PAMELA KENNEDY

Featured New Member

PAMELA KENNEDY, PhD, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Pamela Kennedy, PhD, comes to the BRI from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. As a doctoral student, she studied how memory and motivational states interact to guide goal directed behavior. As a postdoctoral researcher, she investigated the molecular changes that affect how neurons communicate.

At UCLA, Dr. Kennedy plans to "research reward circuitry and memory systems, and the process through which a habit system versus an episodic system takes hold of behavior. This should shed light on how communication is altered between different parts of the brain during the process of addiction.”

 

In the news

Preliminary clinical trial shows great promise for new multiple sclerosis treatment

BRI member, Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl shows that combining the female hormone, estrial, with Copaxone, a medication currently used to treat multiple sclerosis, reduces the relapse rate of MS by nearly 50 percent after only one year of treatment.

Courtesy of the UCLA Newsroom

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November 4th, 2014

THE 12th ANNUAL ARNOLD SCHEIBEL DISTINGUISHED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN NEUROSCIENCE LECTURE

JASON STEIN, PhD, from the laboratory of DANIEL GESCHWIND, MD, PhD, presents 
"Evaluating Human Neural Stem Cell Models using a Transcriptomic Rubric".
Hosted by Christopher Evans, PhD.

December 2, 2014 - 1pm - 4pm - The Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom

THE BRAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE'S 26th ANNUAL NEUROSCIENCE POSTER SESSION 

The BRI Neuroscience Poster Session features research from all UCLA neuroscientists, including predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows and represents continuing efforts to educate investigators about state-of-the-art neuroscience research being conducted at UCLA

December 2, 2014 - 4pm - 5pm - The Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom

THE BRAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE'S 26th ANNUAL NEUROSCIENCE POSTER SESSION DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

RACHEL WONG, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, presents
"Circuit Assembly, Disassembly and Reassembly in the Vertebrate Retina".

Hosted by Christopher Evans, PhD. 

 

 

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