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2017-2018 News Archive

May

Dr. Woolley Honored with Teaching Award

May 16, 2018
For her outstanding performance and dedication to undergraduate education, Dr. Woolley has been awarded the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence. Read more...

Turek and Vitaterna Lead Space Project

May 16, 2018
Fred Turek, director of Northwestern’s Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, and Martha Vitaterna, CSCB deputy director, are the lead investigators on a NASA project that will explore how genetic and environmental factors influence adaptation of mammals in space. The lunch date for this project is June 28, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Full story...

April

March

Decoding The Language Of The Brain with Dr. Raman

March 21, 2018
Professor Raman will be discussing neurochemical signals that compose our language for March's Science Cafe event. Check out this link for more details about her upcoming discussion.

Dan Dombeck Interviews with WTTW: Chicago Tonight

March 5, 2018
After the publication of the Dombeck Lab's new study, WTTW: Chicago Tonight hosted an interview with Professor Dombeck to discuss the implications of their research. Read more...

February

January

November

Andrew Miri Recognized as a 2017 Next Generation Leader

November 9, 2017
Professor Andrew Miri has been recognized by the Allen Institute for Brain Science as a 2017 Next Generation Leader. This program acknowledges the excellence of emerging scientific leaders and offers the opportunity for professional development through training on how to serve as a scientific advisor.

October

Gallio Lab Publishes Study in the Nature Neuroscience Journal

October 17, 2017
The Gallio Lab's study has been recently published by the journal Nature Neuroscience, and their findings  could lead to new strategies to treat acute pain. Read more...

Indira Raman's Collaborative Research on Understanding the Human Mind

October 12, 2017
An unlikely partnership sheds new light not only on how signals move in the brain, but also on knowledge, language, and the very nature of the mind. Learn more about Professor Raman's collaborative research.

How Messing With Our Biological Clock Impacts Well-Being

October 11, 2017
Professor Fred Turek discusses, on WSFU Public Media News, what happens to the general well-being of individuals who go against their own natural biological clocks. "What happens is that you get a total de-synchronization of the clocks within us, which may be underlying many of the chronic diseases we face in our society", Turek explains in response what happens when individuals mess with the body's sleep-wake cycle.

Professor Ravi Allada Asks, ‘What Makes Our Internal Clocks Tick?’

October 11, 2017
Professor Ravi Allada, was asked to speak on WTTW's program, Chicago Tonight, about internal circadian clocks. “Basically, the circadian clock acts like an internal alarm clock. That alarm clock inside your body goes off and it basically wakes you up at the same time every day", Allada explains. The interview goes on to discusses sleep-related studies and Nobel Prize winning research.
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