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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.

Neuroscience Major Featured In the Daily Northwestern
February 21, 2016

Two quarters after Northwestern launched its neuroscience major, two NU students will facilitate a discussion-based seminar on neuroscience and its relation to college life.

Professor Raman Interviewed by Northwestern About New Course
January 20, 2016

Professor Raman was interviewed by Northwestern News about her new Thought Experiments joint course.

Undergraduate Academic Task Force Chaired by Professor Indira Raman Releases Report
January 13, 2016

The Undergraduate Academic Task Force Chaired by Professor Indira Raman Releases Report recommending changes to the academic calendar, student workload requirements, and advising.

Professor Ravi Allada Highlighted in Weinberg Magazine Article – While You Were Sleeping
January 8, 2016

Professor Ravi Allada was featured in the 2015 Fall-Winter edition of Weinberg Magazine. In the article, While You Were Sleeping, written by Daniel P. Smith, Professor Allada provides his insight into the function of sleep.

Professor Linsenmeier Publishes in Optics Letters
December 15, 2015

Liu W, Li H, Shah RS, Shu X, Linsenmeier RA, Fawzi AA, and Zhang HF published a paper in Optics Letters.

Gallio Lab Featured In Northwestern News – Can Read the Mind of a Fly
December 4, 2015

The Gallio Lab at the department of Neurobiology was featured in Northwestern News for a publication in Nature Communications entitled “Dynamic labelling of neural connections in multiple colours by trans-synaptic fluorescence complementation.”

Professor Linsenmeier Publishes in Experimental Eye Research
November 27, 2015

Dmitriev AV, Henderson D, Linsenmeier, RA publish their paper titled: Light-induced pH changes in the intact retinae of normal and early diabetic rats. in the journal, Experimental Eye Research.

Professor Linsenmeier Publishes in Innovative Higher Education
November 12, 2015

Rachael R. Baiduc, Robert A. Linsenmeier, and Nancy Ruggeri published an article in the journal Innovative Higher Education.

Professor Linsenmeier Publishes in Light – Science and Applications
September 25, 2015

Professor Robert Linsenmeier published a paper in the Journal Professor Linsenmeier Publishes in Light – Science and Applications.

Professor Gallio with a new article in eLife
September 10, 2015

Northwestern University Introduces New Major in Neuroscience
September 3, 2015

Northwestern University's Weinberg College introduces a new major in neuroscience.

Professor Linsenmeier Publishes in JAMA Ophthalmology
September 1, 2015

Professor Linsenmeier Publishes in JAMA Ophthalmology about the Association of Diabetic Macular Nonperfusion With Outer Retinal Disruption on Optical Coherence Tomography.

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy Receives Beckman Investigator Award
August 20, 2015

Professor Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy was featured in Northwestern News for having been named a 2015 Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

Dr. Ravi Allada discovers simple 2-cycle method for waking up and going to sleep
August 13, 2015

In a new paper, A Conserved Bicycle Model for Circadian Clock Control of Membrane Excitability, published in the journal Cell, the Allada lab, in collaboration with Dr. Indira Raman, have recently discovered a new, simple, 2-cycle method for regulating the wake/sleep cycle.

New Findings from the Woolley Lab Reveal A Difference Between the Sexes
August 12, 2015

Professor Catherine S. Woolley was featured in Northwestern News for a paper that was published and highlighted as a featured article in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy Named Northwestern University's First Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
July 28, 2015

Professor Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy was featured in Northwestern News for being named a 2015 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar.

International Symposium in Honor of David Ferster
July 6, 2015

An international symposium in honor of David Ferster, who has recently retired from active research after more than thirty years at Northwestern University.

Professor Woolley Participates in a Panel Discussion At Chicago Science Fest
May 28, 2015

Professor Woolley Participates in a Panel Discussion At Chicago Science Fest about science & technology research in Chicago - the challenges, economic impact and future prospects

Professor Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy was selected as a recipient of the 2015 Whitehall Foundation Grant
May 26, 2015

Professor Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy was selected as a recipient of the 2015 Whitehall Foundation Grant for her lab's research project that aims to bridge optical and ultrastructural technologies to investigate synapses.

Professor Raman Awarded Support to Create Innovative Curriculum
May 22, 2015

Professor Indira Raman has been selected as a recipient of Northwestern University’s Award for Curriculum Development.

Daniel Dombeck Granted McKnight Scholar Award
May 15, 2015

Professor Daniel Dombeck was selected as a recipient of the 2015 McKnight Scholar Award for his lab's research project entitled, “Functional Dynamics, Organization and Plasticity of Place Cell Dentritic Spines.”

Klein Lab Spotlighted by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium
May 12, 2015

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) highlighted Professor William Klein’s recent PLoS One publication in their current news.

A broad Neuroscience curriculum enriched by interdisciplinary study in an Allied Field
April 21, 2015

Northwestern’s Weinberg College has approved an undergraduate major in neuroscience.

Professor Linsenmeier Publishes in Scientific Reports
April 20, 2015

Professor Robert Linsenmeier published a paper in the Journal Scientific Reports titled: "Retinal oxygen extraction in humans".

Fred Turek Featured in NPR
March 10, 2015

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Gallio Laboratory Featured in Northwestern News for Nature Publication
March 4, 2015

Professor Marco Gallio was featured in a Northwestern News story titled Using Fruit Flies to Understand How We Sense Hot and Cold, discussing work published in Nature.

Dominic Frank (Gallio Lab PhD Student) Awarded Invitation to 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
March 3, 2015

Dominic Frank, a NUIN graduate student in Professor Marco Gallio’s lab was awarded a prestigious invitation to the 65th Lindau Nobel Laurate Meeting, which will take place from June 28-July 3 in Lindau, Germany.

Bill Klein Featured in Northwestern News
March 2, 2015

Professor Bill Klein was featured in Northwestern News for a collaboration study published in Brain for the discovery of amyloid in the brains of some young adults.

Professor Daniel Dombeck Featured in Northwestern Research Annual Reports
February 26, 2015

Daniel Dombeck, assistant professor of neurobiology, was featured in Northwestern Research’s 2014 edition of Annual Reports.

Klein Lab’s IllinoisVentures Award is Featured in Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business
February 6, 2015

William Klein, professor in neurobiology, is named one of the grant recipients for developing new imaging technology to detect Alzheimer's at an earlier stage.

Postdoctoral Fellow James Heys Named Recipient of Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Postdoctoral Fellowship
January 28, 2015

Postdoctoral fellow James Heys of the Dombeck lab was named the recipient of the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Optical Imaging and Manipulation of Medial Entorhinal Cortex Grid Cells.”

Bill Klein Publishes Findings for Amyloid β and Alzheimer’s
January 22, 2015

The Klein lab published a paper in the journal, Acta Neuropathologica, about their latest findings in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s.

Raman Lab Published in the Journal of Neuroscience
January 16, 2015

The findings by Postdoctoral Fellow Marion Najac and Professor Indira Raman appear in the Society for Neuroscience’s January 14th issue of Journal of Neuroscience.

Indira Raman Published a Feature Article in eLife
January 13, 2015

Indira Raman, the Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology in the Department of Neurobiology, provided her insight into the process of training graduate students to be well equipped to conduct research in the future.

Klein Featured in Northwestern News
December 22, 2014

William Klein and the Klein Lab are featured in Northwestern News for discovering a new non-invasive method that can detect Alzheimer’s early.

New Discoveries in Alzheimer's Detection By Klein Lab
December 22, 2014

William Klein and the Klein Lab published their findings in Nature Nanotechnology on Aβ oligomers and non-invasive diagnostic imaging of early-stage Alzheimer's disease.

Yevgenia Kozorvitskiy Granted Early Career Investigators Innovation Award
December 18, 2014

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy was granted the Early Career Investigators Innovation Award from the William N. and Bernice E. Bumpus Foundation.

Xu Liu's Research on Manipulating Memory Selected Runner-Up for Science Breakthrough of the Year
December 18, 2014

AAAS' Science magazine published their annual Breakthrough of the Year issue for 2014 including a list of runners-up.

Thomas Meade Elected AAAS Fellow
December 15, 2014

Neurobiology professor, Thomas J. Meade, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Chunlong Ma and Lawrence Pinto Published Manuscript in Journal of the American Chemical Society
December 9, 2014

Chunlong Ma (Past Postdoctoral Fellow) and Lawrence Pinto (Emeritus Professor) published manuscript in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Robert Linsenmeier Makes New Insights on Diabetes
December 4, 2014

The Linsenmeier lab published a paper in Diabetes titled, Increased intraretinal PO2in short-term diabetic rats.

Bozza Lab Published a Study in Journal of Neuroscience
December 2, 2014

Professor Tom Bozza published a study in the Journal of Neuroscience.

James Heys and Dan Dombeck Published Paper in Neuron
November 11, 2014

James Heys (Postdoc) and Dan Dombeck published a paper in Neuron.

Activating Positive Memories | Steve Ramirez & Xu Liu | TEDxBoston
November 11, 2014

Xu Liu and Steve Ramirez gave their second Ted talk at TedxBoston on October 2, 2014.

Mark Sheffield and Daniel Dombeck Featured in Northwestern News
October 29, 2014

Mark Sheffield (Postdoctoral Fellow) and Daniel Dombeck are featured in Northwestern News for their publication in Nature.

Mark Sheffield and Daniel Dombeck Published in Nature
October 29, 2014

Mark Sheffield (Postdoctoral Fellow) and Daniel Dombeck published an article in Nature.

Klein Publishes in ACS Chemical Neuroscience
October 28, 2014

William Klein published an article in ACS Chemical Neuroscience.

Xu Liu Receives 2014 Smithonian American Ingenuity Award
October 23, 2014

Incoming Northwestern Department of Neurobiology professor, Xu Liu, received the Smithonian American Ingenuity Award along with Steve Ramirez.

Gallio Postdoc Awarded CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant
October 22, 2014

Emanuela Zaharieva, Postdoctoral Fellow (Gallio Lab), was awarded a Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) Postdoctoral research grant.

Journal of Neuroscience Paper from the McLean Lab
October 20, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sandeep Kishore (McLean lab), published a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Bill Klein Published in Journal of Neuroscience
October 10, 2014

The Klein lab published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Linsenmeier Lab Published in Scientific Reports
October 8, 2014

Professor Robert Linsenmeier published a study in Scientific Reports.

Neuron Paper from the Cang Lab
October 8, 2014

NUIN graduate student, Xinyu Zhao (Cang Lab), published a paper in Neuron.

Frontiers in Neural Circuits Paper from the Cang Lab
September 25, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mingna Liu (Cang Lab), published a paper in Frontiers in Neural Circuits.

Neuron Paper from the McLean Lab
September 9, 2014

NUIN graduate student, Wei-Chun Wang (McLean Lab), published a paper in Neuron.

Amanda Lewis and Indira Raman Published a Review in Journal of Physiology
September 9, 2014

Amanda Lewis (IBiS graduate) and Indira Raman published a review in the Journal of Physiology about Voltage Gated Na channels.

Kozorovitskiy Awarded the 2014 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
August 21, 2014

Genia Kozorovitskiy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, received the 2014 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

Indira Raman Granted NINDS Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
June 21, 2014

Indira Raman, Bill and Gayle Cook Professor, Department of Neurobiology, has been granted a Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Ted Talks from the Department
June 14, 2014

Professors Ravi Allada, Bill Klein, and Xu Liu gave TED talks regarding their research.

Professor Klein discusses Alzheimer’s to the Chicago Science Writers
May 29, 2014

William Klein, Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, recently spoke with the Chicago Science Writers about a neurotoxin that attacks the brain and may be the root cause of Alzheimer's disease.

Allada and Turek featured in Northwestern Medicine Magazine
May 22, 2014

Ravi Allada and Fred Turek, Professors in the Department of Neurobiology, discuss their research in the magazine's "Rhythms of Life" feature:

Turek and Summa Publish Review Article in Advances in Nutrition
May 14, 2014

In a review article published in the journal, Advances in Nutrition, Fred Turek and Keith Summa discuss recent discoveries in understanding the link between regulation of metabolism and the circadian system.

Woolley on "Encouraging Women to Persist in Math and Science"
May 7, 2014

Catherine Woolley, William Deering Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, was recently featured in Weinberg Magazine.

Cichy receives grant from the German Research Foundation
April 28, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow, Annika Cichy, was awarded a two-year grant from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). This funding will support Annika's work on the topography of odor representations in the mouse olfactory system.

Dewan Receives CBC grant
April 28, 2014

Adam Dewan (Postdoctoral Fellow - Bozza Lab) was awarded a one-year grant from the Chicago Biomedical Consortium to pursue gene expression profiling experiments in the olfactory system using core facilities at Northwestern and the University of Chicago.

Evdokia Menelaou Publishes in the Journal of Comparative Neurology
April 15, 2014

Evdokia Menealou and Cassandra Vandunk, Postdoctoral Fellows (McLean Lab), published a paper in the Journal of Comparative Neurology.

Congratulations to Jonathan Freaney–our new Assistant Chair
March 31, 2014

The Department of Neurobiology would like to welcome our new Assistant Chair, Jonathan Freaney, PhD.

Turek Goes to Space
March 11, 2014

One Twin in Space, One on the Ground Well, his research will anyway. Fred Turek, Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, will be leading a Northwestern selected team as one of ten select groups for a unique experiment – to study the comparative effects of living in space via a twin study.

Investiture Ceremony Recap
January 2, 2014

The Department of Neurobiology would once again like to congratulate Dr. Catherine Woolley and Dr. Indira Raman for their most recent honors.

Investiture ceremony professors Indira Raman and Catherine Woolley
December 5, 2013

Neurobiology would like to congratulate professors Indira Raman and Catherine Woolley as recipients of Endowed Chairs.

Klein: Advancements in Alzheimer's Research
October 17, 2013

William Klein, Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, appeared on Chicago Tonight on October 13th, 2013.

Klein Segmented journey, how Alzheimer's Disease affects…
October 17, 2013

William L. Klein, Professor in the Department of Neurobiolgy, Alzheimer's Disease Researcher, takes viewers back to the origin of Alzheimer's Disease.

Environmental enrichment rescues precocious critical period
September 10, 2013

A new study from Jianhua Cang and Xiaorong Liu's labs reveals that a precocious critical period actually prevents the proper matching of binocular information in the mouse visual cortex.

Cat and Mouse: A Single Gene Matters Scientists discover one gene is necessary for mice to avoid predators
April 29, 2013

A new study from Tom Bozza's lab in the journal Nature reveals something new about our sense of smell—that individual genes matter.

Dewan receives Polak Young Investigator Award
March 27, 2013

Adam Dewan, a postdoctoral fellow in the Bozza lab, also was selected to receive a Polak Young Investigator Award.

Dewan receives award at Brain Research Foundation's 13th Annual Neuroscience Day
March 22, 2013

Adam Dewan, a postdoctoral fellow in the Bozza lab, was given an award for top presentation by a postdoc at the Brain Research Foundation's 13th Annual Neuroscience Day.

Kraus publishes article in Journal of Neuroscience
September 26, 2012

Nina Krause, PhD, publishes article, "A little goes a long way: how the adult brain is shaped by musical training in childhood" in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Liu receives grant
September 26, 2012

Xiaorong Liu, PhD, received the Brinson Foundation Junior Investigator Translational Research Grant through Northwestern Memorial Foundation.

Zhao receives Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Fellowship
July 19, 2012

Xinyu Zhao, a third-year NUIN student in JC Cang's lab, has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Fellowship, which will support him as he completes his PhD work.

Kraus on NPR (WBEZ, Chicago) Front & Center
July 19, 2012

On June 12, 2012, Nina Kraus talked about how music impacts our brains as we learn to read and write on NPR (WBEZ, Chicago) Front & Center.

Liu receives William & Mary Greve Special Scholar Award
July 19, 2012

Xiaorong Liu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Neurobiology and Ophthalmology, has received the William & Mary Greve Special Scholar Award.

New Technology added to High Throughput Analysis Lab
July 19, 2012

The High Throughput Analysis Lab (HTA) has just completed the installation of a Perkin Elmer Enspire Plate Reader enabled with Label Free and Alpha Screen technologies.

Manus publishes in Analytical Chemistry
July 19, 2012

Lisa Manus, of the Meade lab, is featured on the cover and publishes her journal article, "Analytical Methods for Characterizing Magnetic Resonance Probes" in Analytical Chemistry.

McLean and Menelaou publish in The Journal of Neuroscience and featured on the cover
July 19, 2012

David McLean, Assistant Professor and Evdokia Menelaou, Postdoctoral Fellow, publish a paper entitled, "A Gradient in Endogenous Rhythmicity and Oscillatory Drive Matches Recruitment Order in an Axial Motor Pool," in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Person and Raman publish in Nature
January 6, 2012

Abigail Person, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Raman lab and Indira Raman, Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, published their findings about Purkinje cells in Nature.

Dombeck receives Whitehall Award
December 8, 2011

Daniel Dombeck, Ph.D. is the recipient of an award grant from Whitehall Foundation, Inc. for his proposal, "Dissecting the Cellular and Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Place Field Firing."

Woolley Scheduled to Speak at Neuroscience Day 2012
November 23, 2011

Catherine Woolley, Ph.D. will be one of the guest speakers at the 12th Annual Neuroscience Day hosted by the Brain Research Foundation On Friday, January 20, 2012.

Bagnall awarded K99 Grant
July 27, 2010

Martha Bagnall, Postdoctoral Fellow in the McLean lab, was recently awarded the K99 grant

McLean named Searle Scholar
April 21, 2010

Dr. McLean is one of 15 biological and chemistry research faculty nationwide to receive the award. The award recognizes promising, young researchers, and comes with $300,000 in funding over a three-year period.

Ferster Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 21, 2010

David Ferster, Professor of Neurobiology and Physiology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

Raman named Charles Deering McCormick Professor
April 21, 2010

Indira M. Raman, Professor of Neurobiology and Physiology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence for 2010.

Using Synthetic Evolution to Study the Brain: Researchers Model Key Part of Neurons
March 16, 2010

The human brain has evolved over millions of years to become a vast network of billions of neurons and synaptic connections. Understanding it is one of humankind's greatest pursuits.

Another Reason to Love Olive Oil
March 8, 2010

A new study has found that oleocanthal, a naturally occurring compound found in extra-virgin olive oil, beneficially alters the structure of neurotoxic proteins believed to contribute to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Segraves article on cover of Journal of Neurophysiology
March 8, 2010

A recent report by Dr. Mark Segraves and colleagues is the cover article for the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Neurophysiology.

Spruston named Martin J. and Patricia Koldyke outstanding teaching professor
March 5, 2010

Nelson Spruston, professor of neurobiology and physiology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been named the Martin J. and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professor.

Cang receives Sloan research award
March 5, 2010

Three Northwestern University faculty members in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences have been named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.

Cang and McLean named Kligenstein Fellows
March 5, 2010

Two Neurobiology and Physiology professors, Jianhua Cang, Ph.D., and David McLean, Ph.D. have both been named Esther A. and Joseph Kligenstein Fellows in Neuroscience for 2010.

Tapping the brain's defenses to fight Alzheimer's
March 5, 2010

Two recent studies reveal that proteins produced naturally in the brain could lead to new ways to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Northwestern receives grant to purchase cryoelectron microscope
March 3, 2010

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Northwestern University a $1.9 million grant to purchase a 300 kV (kilovolt) cryoelectron microscope.