11th Annual Dynamics of Neural Microcircuits Symposium
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
9 am - 5 pm, NRB Auditorium
Meera Pratap, Ph.D., Researcher in Neurobiology publishes NATURE article on, “Antisense oligonucleotide therapy for spinocerebellar ataxia type 2.” Nature, April 20, 2017, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v544/n7650/abs/nature22044.html
New research by scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA overturns a long-standing paradigm about how axons — thread-like projections that connect cells in the nervous system — grow during embryonic development. The findings of the study, led by Samantha Butler, Associate Professor of Neurobiology, could help scientists replicate or control the way axons grow, which may be applicable for diseases that affect the nervous system, such as diabetes, as well as injuries that sever nerves...
Arnold “Arne” Scheibel was born in New York City in 1923 where he lived for the first 24 years of his life. He did his undergraduate work at Columbia College and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1946. Though initially interested in cardiology, Dr. Schiebel perceived an apparent pervasiveness of emotional factors in cardiac disease patterns. This led him to the field of psychiatry. After a year of psychiatric residency training at Washington University in St. Louis, he entered the Army as a medical officer and received further...
Prof. Jack Feldman publishes Science paper on “Breathing control center neurons that promote arousal in mice” (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6332/1411)
The Feb. 20 Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted experiences by UCLA scientists who have been targeted by anti–animal research extremists’ harassment and violent attacks. David Jentsch, professor of psychiatry; Dario Ringach, professor of neurobiology; Marie-Francoise Chesselet, Charles H. Markham Professor of Neurology and chair of neurobiology; and Kevin Reed, vice chancellor for legal affairs, were quoted. “One Animal Researcher Refuses to Hide”
Dr. Alcino Silva, professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine and a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute, commented Jan. 26 in Science on a new study identifying a naturally occurring hormone that boosts memory retention in animals.