News Articles From the Northwestern Community

Northwestern's amazingly inventive professor Meade
February 17, 2017

Professor Thomas Meade Featured in Crain's: Meade to be inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Northwestern Study Finds Music Education Changes The Teen Brain
January 3, 2017

Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory published a study regarding music instruction. Music education changes the teenage brain if the subjects participate in the program for at least two years.

Postdoc Mark Howe and Professor Daniel Dombeck's research into dopamine is named #32 of Discover's Top 100 Stories of 2016
December 19, 2016

Northwestern neuroscientist Daniel Dombeck and his team observed dopamine releasing neurons firing when mice received rewards and when they were moving. They found that neurons typically fired during one event or the other, but not both.

Professor Genia Kozorovitskiy recipient of Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award
November 7, 2016

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, assistant professor of neurobiology, has been awarded the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

Professor Klein gives optimistic news towards curing Alzheimer's
November 7, 2016

Neurobiology Professor Bill Klein gives optimistic news towards curing Alzheimer's during a speech at The Merion senior living community

Professor Raman shares her experiences in an essay to eLife
October 19, 2016

Professor Raman shares her experiences in an essay to eLife about her experience as a woman in science.

Two Neurobiology professors are recipients of High-Risk, High-Reward Research Awards from NIH
October 4, 2016

Professor Catherine Woolley and Assistant Professor Tiffany Schmidt are both recipients of the NIH Common Fund's 2016 High-Risk, High-Reward Research Awards.

Neuro Alumni Event: I Majored in Neuroscience, now what?
September 26, 2016

Hear about some of the amazing career fields you can pursue. Our alumni will share their stories and answer your questions.

Ami Shah awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
August 15, 2016

Ami Shah, a postdoctoral fellow in the Bozza lab, was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32) from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Michael Kennedy Appointed to National Academies Teacher Advisory Council
July 29, 2016

Michael Kennedy, neurobiology and Science in Society director, has been appointed to the National Academies Teacher Advisory Council, a 12-member council that serves as an expert resource in K-12 education for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Kirsten Viola Awarded 2016 Senior Scientist Award
July 29, 2016

The de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging recognizes a senior scientist and a new investigator (first authors) who are judged to have each published the best paper in any peer-reviewed journal related to the topic of in-vivo neuroimaging of a neurodegenerative process.

Professor Tiffany Schmidt Awarded Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship in the Neurosciences
July 20, 2016

Neurobiology Professor Tiffany Schmidt was awarded the prestigious Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship in the Neurosciences.

Scientists Identify Neurochemical Signal Likely Missing in Parkinson’s
July 11, 2016

Researchers are first to discover two distinct populations of dopamine neurons

Cindy Chiu of McLean Lab Named Hartwell Fellow
July 1, 2016

The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2015 class of Hartwell Fellows, which provide funding to US citizens for postdoctoral training in biomedical science at select research institutions in the United States.

Northwestern's New Neuroscience Major Success
June 21, 2016

Northwestern’s new Neuroscience major has been a resounding success thus far.

Christina Enroth-Cugell, Distinguished Vision Scientist, Passes Away
June 20, 2016

Enroth-Cugell was heralded for her research on retinal ganglion cells in mammals

Northwestern Science Club Featured in Northwestern Research Magazine
June 14, 2016

An award-winning Northwestern program that brings mentored science learning to low-income kids has garnered additional recognition in a new high-profile academic journal.

Marco Gallio Honored for Innovative Brain Research
June 9, 2016

Neuroscientist is one of 22 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences nationwide

Professor Tiffany Schmidt awarded the Karl Kirchgessner Foundation Vision Research Grant
June 3, 2016

Professor Tiffany Schmidt has been awarded the Karl Kirchgessner Foundation Vision Research Grant.

Kirsten Viola awarded the 2016 de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging
May 25, 2016

Kirsten Viola has been awarded the 2016 de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging based on her 2015 Nature Nanotechnology paper.

Professor Ravi Allada Elected Secretary of the SRBR
May 25, 2016

Professor Allada will be serving in the executive role of Secretary of the SRBR.

Q&A: Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy
May 17, 2016

Since arriving at Northwestern in 2014, Kozorovitskiy, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has collected several notable honors and grants, a run that includes her recent recognition as a 2016 Searle Scholar.

Breast Cancer Drug Found to Reduce Seizures
May 12, 2016

Professor Catherine Woolley and Post Doctoral Fellow Satoru Sato published an article in eLife suggesting a possible new treatment for seizures.

Gallio & Stensmyr Labs discover 'sixth sense' that flies use to detect humidity
May 5, 2016

A Northwestern University and Lund University (Sweden) study of the common fruit fly reveals for the first time the genes and neurons that underlie this ability.

Professor Kozorovitskiy Named 2016 Searle Scholar
April 15, 2016

Genia Kozorovitskiy, assistant professor of neurobiology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2016 Searle Scholar for her research in novel paradigms of hippocampal neuromodulation.

A Neuroscientist and a Humanist Walk into a Bar
April 9, 2016

Indira Raman, Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biological Sciences, and Susie Phillips, Associate Professor of English and Alumnae of Northwestern Teaching Professor both gave a presentation about a unique course co-taught by the professors.

President Schapiro spoke to Life Sciences Staff About His Paper in The Review of Economics and Statistics
April 7, 2016

President Schapiro spoke to Life Sciences Staff About His Paper in The Review of Economics and Statistics

New Tack on Aβ Oligomer Role in Disease and Treatment
April 6, 2016

Scientists presented snippets of data that suggest Aβ oligomers are physically separate from neurofibrillary tangles, hinting that each of the two spreads through the brain on its own, not together. Others pinpointed a signaling pathway by which Aβ oligomers can lead to the hyperphosphorylation and missorting of tau, and antibodies that might target them therapeutically.

Science Club partnerships in the spotlight
March 21, 2016

Science in Society has been published in a new journal dedicated to high-quality STEM education. Connected Science Learning is a joint initiative of the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). The journal profiles programs which bridge in-school and out-of-school settings, particularly focusing on effective mechanisms for collaboration.

Professor Jianhua Cang Appointed Associate Editor to the Journal of Neurophyisology
March 15, 2016

Neurobiology Professor Jianhua Cang was appointed as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Neurophysiology. The addition of him to their team underscores the journal's goal of developing into a true multidisciplinary neuroscience journal.

Ravi Allada Awarded Edward C. Stuntz Distinguished Professorship in Neuroscience
March 8, 2016

Neurobiology professor and department Chair Ravi Allada was awarded the Edward C. Stuntz Distinguished Professorship in Neuroscience on Tuesday, March 8. The investiture, presented by Dean Adrian Randolph, also awarded Clare A. Cavanagh the Frances Hooper Chair in the Arts and Humanities and William P. Rogerson with the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Chair of Market Economics.

Neuroscientist Aryeh Routtenberg Dies at 76
March 4, 2016

Aryeh Routtenberg, a longtime professor of psychology and neurobiology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, died Feb. 27 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 76.

Party for Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Return to Earth
March 1, 2016

Northwestern University students and members of the public are invited to a NASA “Twins Study” homecoming viewing party on Tuesday, March 1, as astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth, where he and his twin brother are expected to make science history.

Professor Tiffany Schmidt awarded the Karl Kirchgessner Foundation Vision Research Grant
February 26, 2016

Professor Tiffany Schmidt has been awarded the Karl Kirchgessner Foundation Vision Research Grant

Professor Kozorovitskiy Awarded Prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship
February 23, 2016

Neurobiology Professor Genia Kozorovitskiy was one of four Northwestern professors to be awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2016.