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Cellular circuits downstream from circadian pacemaker neurons direct normal daily rhythms of feeding, mating and sleep.
A new study from the Goodhill Lab finds the genetic variant underlying an autism disorder causes changes in fish’s social behavior, preference in visual environment, and neural activity.
Read graduate student Katie Lefton’s article in Science Today about astrocytes, microglia, and satellite glial cells.
Matthew Glasser, a former graduate student of Van Essen and currently an Instructor in Radiology, also made the 2022 list.
Dr. Gabel receives tenure for his pathbreaking research on epigenomic regulation of brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders, along with his devotion to mentoring and teaching.
Phosphorylation of a receptor controls how messages from the neuropeptide PDF—which influence dawn and dusk activities in Drosophila—are curtailed on a daily basis to adapt the circadian clock to changing daylight.
Valeria Cavalli, PhD, and Guoyan Zhao, PhD, are among the collaborators at WashU participating in the Integrated Research Center for Human Pain Tissues (INTERCEPT) Pain Center at the School of Medicine.
A study of individuals with congenital corpus callosum dysgenesis suggests they face social difficulties due to being more easily influenced and less aware of being tricked.
The McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience Small Grants Program will provide $100,000 over two years.
Their dedication to teaching and innovations in the classroom are recognized by one of the highest honors at Washington University School of Medicine.
The $2-million grant will go to identifying the circuits and computations responsible for integrating novelty- and reward-seeking in behaviors.
David C. Van Essen, PhD, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Neuroscience and Matthew F. Glasser, MD, PhD, an instructor in radiology at the university’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, will create and analyze brain maps of individual people and nonhuman primates to determine the kinds of cells that comprise each brain area using data collected from people and animals scanned at collaborating sites.
The collaborative effort to study OCD is funded by a $15.6 million award from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Franken studies sensory processing, including how visual scenes are perceived as collections of objects and background.