February Collins

Congratulations

The 23rd Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture Award has been awarded to Neelroop N. Parikshak, a NSIDP/MTSP graduate student from the laboratory of Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD.

The 2015 Eva Kavan Prize for Excellence in Research on the Brain has been awarded to Jennifer Kong, an NSIDP graduate student from the laboratory of Bennett Novitch, PhD.

 

April Rissman

Image of the Month

Investigating the neural mechanisms of learning in virtual reality environments. After engaging in a series of immersive virtual reality learning experiences, participants undergo fMRI scanning while being tested for knowledge they had acquired in the virtual world.  

Image by Joey Ka-Yee Essoe and Nicco Reggente from the laboratory of Jesse Rissman, PhD.

 

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Neuroscience News Featured Article

BRI PHYSIOLOGISTS CHALLENGE TRADITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IN THE PAST AND PRESENT

Image: Homology model of a P2X channel, with the pore lining second transmembrane domain shown in
grey, courtesy of the Khakh laboratory. More about Dr. Khakh here.
 

NANTHIA SUTHANA

Introducing the BRI's New Member

NANTHIA SUTHANA, Ph.D, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR-IN-RESIDENCE, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY

Her research focus is on the neural basis of human learning and memory with a specific interest in how the brain forms and retrieves memories for facts and everyday events, and how this process may be facilitated through invasive and non-invasive surgical methodologies.

Dr. Suthana completed her Ph.D in Neuroscience at UCLA in the laboratory of Dr. Susan Bookheimer in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Knowlton, where she studied human medial temporal involvement during episodic memory formation. As a graduate student, she was twice the recipient of the UCLA Brain Research Institute Travel Award, Society for Neuroscience, and received the UCLA Jeffrey L. Hanson Award for Distinguished Service.

More about Dr. Suthana here.

DR. DAVID GLANZMAN

In the News

DR. DAVID GLANZMAN UNLOCKS POTENTIAL KEY TO MEMORY RESTORATION

His research, published in the online journal eLife sciences challenges the widely held idea that stable synapses store long-term memories, giving patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease hope. More about the study here.

More on Dr. Glanzman here

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Upcoming Events

April 28th, 2015

UCLA Joint Seminars in Neuroscience presents
The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
Susumu Tonegawa, PhD
Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, RIKEN Brain Science Institute; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
"Memory Engram Cells have Come of Age"
Hosted by Alcino Silva, PhD

4pm Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

May 5th, 2015

UCLA Joint Seminars in Neuroscience presents
Andreas Luthi, PhD

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
"Deconstructing Fear"
Hosted by Michael Fanselow, PhD and the Integrative Center for Learning and Memory 

4pm Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

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