Lab news and links.
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!
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.
The solar eclipse in the Baltimore-Washington Area!
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!
See full article here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-05864-2
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.
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.
Presented our work on the circuits of the claustrum. Thank you to the Salk for hosting and fostering lots of interesting discussions.
Maxime presents his work at Barrels XXIX in Los Angeles. Barrels XXX will be in Baltimore in 2017!
Maxime receives a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Ph.D. Fellowship.
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.
Our work on the synaptic organization of the claustrum is published. Congratulations Juhyun, Chanel and Richard!
Maxime passes his qualifying exam for the Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology. Congratulations Maxime!
Dohee is accepted by Seoul National University College of Medicine, her top choice. Congratulations Dohee!
Jaclyn Frandolig joins the lab. Welcome Jaclyn!
Maxime Chevée officially joins the lab. Welcome Maxime!
Dohee was accepted into the prestigious Catholic University of Korea Medical School. Here is her formal application portrait. Congratulations Dohee!
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!
Spotlight on corticothalamic circuits: Juyhun's image is on the membership cards for the Society for Neuroscience!
Brandie Morris will be starting as a graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University this fall. Congratulations Brandie!
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.
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.
BrainFacts.org features Juhyun Kim and Chanel Matney's image as the picture of the week.
The first paper by Juhyun Kim and Chanel Matney is published. Their image is even on the cover!
Solange Brown receives a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award which will be used to understand the neural circuits regulating the cortical response to sensory input.
Robbie Callen, Daniel Gill and Eva Schulteis graduate!
Dohee Kim is awarded a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award for her work on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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!
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.
Eva Schulteis is awarded a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award for her work on white matter neurons and neuropsychiatric diseases.
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.