Lab news and links.




August 2017

The paper from Kai, Juhyun, Thomas and Stephanie is published showing that Lhx6-positive GABAergic neurons of the zona incerta promote sleep.  This work was a collaboration with the Blackshaw lab as well as labs at UNC, MIT, the Francis Crick Institute and the NIMH.

Congratulations on a great team effort!



August 2017

Juhyun's paper showing that increases in neuronal excitability are not restricted to cortical cell types that degenerate  in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) was just published. These findings suggest that therapies for ALS may need to be tailored for different cell types and stages of disease. This work was a collaboration with the Hughes Lab at the University of Colorado, Ashwin Shetty and Paola Arlotta at Harvard, and the Bergles and Goff labs at Johns Hopkins.

Congratulations everyone!

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August 2017

The solar eclipse in the Baltimore-Washington Area! 



July 2017

Juhyun's work in collaboration with Abe Langseth and the Bergles lab on the cell-type specific expression of C9orf72, a gene linked to the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, has been published.

Congratulations Abe and Juhyun!

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June 2017

Chanel defends her thesis and gives her public presentation.  Congratulations to the first graduate from the lab! Chanel is completing an internship this summer at FASEB before officially handing in her thesis in the fall.



June 2017

Ashley is joining the lab for the summer as a JHU-SIP fellow.  Ashley is currently a senior at the University of Notre Dame who is majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in Science, Technology and Values.

Welcome Ashley!


November 2016

Zuly presents her work at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and wins Best Oral Presentation in Neuroscience. 

Congratulations Zuly!


November 2016

Presented our work on the circuits of the claustrum.  Thank you to the Salk for hosting and fostering lots of interesting discussions.

November 2016

Maxime presents his work at Barrels XXIX in Los Angeles.  Barrels XXX will be in Baltimore in 2017!


July 2016

Maxime receives a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Ph.D. Fellowship. 

Congratulations Maxime!


May 2016

Zulikayida Maimaiti joins the lab for the summer as an American Physiological Society STEP UP Fellow.  Zuly just finished her freshman year at MIT where she is a Biological Engineering major. 

Welcome Zuly!


January 2016

Our work on the synaptic organization of the claustrum is published.  Congratulations Juhyun, Chanel and Richard!

January 2016

Maxime passes his qualifying exam for the Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology.  Congratulations Maxime!

December 2015

Dohee is accepted by Seoul National University College of Medicine, her top choice.  Congratulations Dohee!

November 2015

Jaclyn Frandolig joins the lab.  Welcome Jaclyn!


September 2015

Maxime Chevée officially joins the lab.  Welcome Maxime!


September 2015

Dohee was accepted into the prestigious Catholic University of Korea Medical School.  Here is her formal application portrait.  Congratulations Dohee!

August 2015

Lab lunch thanking Lisle for his contributions to the lab over the summer.  Lisle will start at the Medical College of Wisconsin this fall.  Congratulations Lisle!

June 2015

Spotlight on corticothalamic circuits: Juyhun's image is on the membership cards for the Society for Neuroscience!

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February 2015

Brandie Morris will be starting as a graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University this fall.  Congratulations Brandie!

December  2014

Juhyun Kim won a first prize for his poster presentation at the Baltimore Society for Neuroscience meeting. Juhyun also presented his poster at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Washington.




October 2014

Kihwan Lee joins the lab.  Kihwan received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University in 2014.  He will be initially working on white matter neurons in the cortex.

Welcome Kihwan!




August 2014 features Juhyun Kim and Chanel Matney's image as the picture of the week.

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July 2014

The first paper by Juhyun Kim and Chanel Matney is published.  Their image is even on the cover!



June 2014

Solange Brown receives a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award which will be used to understand the neural circuits regulating the cortical response to sensory input.


May 2014

Robbie Callen, Daniel Gill and Eva Schulteis graduate!

May 2014

Dohee Kim is awarded a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award for her work on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

April 2014

Lab members run in the 2014 Fiesta 5K in support of the Packard Center for ALS Research.  Come join us next year to support a great cause!

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April 2014

Daniel Gill will be joining the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Chicago for his graduate studies.


Eva Schulteis will be joining the Corporate Executive Board as an Analyst.

Congratulations Dan and Eva!

Solange Brown receives a NARSAD Young Investigator Award which will be used to support work on the role of white matter neurons in regulating cortical activity.

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May 2013

Eva Schulteis is awarded a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award for her work on white matter neurons and neuropsychiatric diseases.


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Chanel Matney is awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation

Chanel was also named as a finalist for the Robateau-Epps Fellowship and received an Honorable Mention from the Ford Foundation.

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October 2011

Juhyun Kim is awarded a National Research Foundation of Korea Postdoctoral Fellowship for his work on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.