Neuroscience News at Yale
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.
- August 02, 2019
The gargantuan microscope is being built, dedicated to the study of tiny organisms—zebrafish. Ellen Hoffman, MD, PhD ’14, assistant professor in the Child Study Center and of neuroscience, will use this microscope to perform whole-brain functional imaging in zebrafish to better understand the function of genes that increase the risk of autism.
- July 19, 2019
Amy F.T. Arnsten, PhD, recently named as the Albert E. Kent Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology, studies molecular influences on higher cognitive function, with the aim of developing rational therapies for mental illness and for age-related cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
- July 02, 2019
In experiments on pig organs, scientists at Yale, led by Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, made a discovery that could someday challenge our understanding of what it means to die.
- June 26, 2019
A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal cortex of the brain. However, Yale researchers have found that three distinct circuits connecting to different brain regions are involved in making good decisions, bad ones, and determining which of those past choices to store in memory, they report June 25 in the journal Neuron.
- June 25, 2019
Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, and Professor of Comparative Medicine, Genetics, and Psychiatry, received the Constance Lieber prize for innovation in developmental neuroscience on June 19 at a prize symposium at in Baltimore, MD.
- June 25, 2019
Dean's Workshop on July 12: PsychENCODE: "Functional Genomics of Human Brain Development and Neuropsychiatric Disorders"
At this workshop, members of the PsychENCODE consortium will discuss their recent accomplishments as highlighted in the Science PsychENCODE collection.
- May 28, 2019
Two Yale Department of Genetics students were recently awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Myles Alderman from the Xiao lab and Mark Noble from the Noonan lab have been recognized by the fellowship program for their contributions and aspirations in both scientific innovation and education.
- May 23, 2019
Yale’s Pietro De Camilli will be awarded the 2019 Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine by the Jung Foundation for Science and Research on May 23 in Hamburg, Germany.
- April 17, 2019
In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers have restored some cellular activity to brains removed from slaughtered pigs.