August 4, 2022

Dr. Dragoi and the Dragoi Lab Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Recent research from the lab of Valentin Dragoi, PhD has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers injected a viral construct into the visual cortex to render neurons sensitive to blue light and hence increase their responses…


May 26, 2022

Han Zhang Chosen for John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching

Han Zhang, MD, professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, is the 2022 recipient of the John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching. Chosen by the senior class, this is the seventh time Zhang has received the award, which is…


March 3, 2022

Brain Night Returns!

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center welcomes back Brain Night for Kids, Thursday March 17 at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science. Brain Night for Kids is part of international Brain…


January 20, 2022

Research in Dragoi lab on cortical populations published in Neuron

Research from the lab of Valentin Dragoi, PhD, Rochelle and Max Levit Distinguished Professor in the Neurosciences, studying neuronal interactions in visual and prefrontal cortical areas has been published in Neuron. First author for the paper, titled “High-order interaction explain the collective behavior…


December 9, 2021

Heidelberger One of Four Honored with Women Faculty Forum Award

John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Faculty Award from the Women Faculty Forum – Research Ruth Heidelberger, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Frederic B. Asche Chair in Ophthalmology, claimed the John P. and Kathrine G….


November 10, 2021

Cana Quave earns 2021 Terry J. Crow, Ph.D. Scholarship in Neuroscience

Mr. Cana Quave, PhD candidate in the laboratory of Fabricio H. Do Monte, PhD, in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, is this year’s recipient of the Terry J. Crow, PhD Scholarship in Neuroscience. Mr. Quave received the scholarship for…


October 15, 2021

Dragoi lab research provides new insight into cortical inactivation manipulations

Research from Ariana Andrei, PhD, and Valentin Dragoi, PhD, on cortical inactivation manipulations has been published in eLife. Recent research from the lab of Valentin Dragoi, PhD, Rochelle and Max Levit Distinguished Professor in the Neurosciences, seeking to understand how the brain…


July 19, 2021

Heidelberger, Janz discover protein essential for vision

New research from Ruth Heidelberger, MD, PhD, Frederic B. Asche Chair in Ophthalmology and professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, and Roger Janz, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has led to the discovery…


June 24, 2021

Byrne named chair of NIH study section

John Byrne, PhD, June and Virgil Waggoner Chair in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, has been named chair of the Learning, Memory, and Decision Neuroscience (LMDN) Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “It is…


June 9, 2021

New research highlights the neural circuits involved in the balance between seeking food and preventing potential harm

New research on the brain mechanisms regulating animals’ decision to seek food in a threatening environment, from the lab of Fabricio Do Monte, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has been published in Nature Communications. First author for the paper titled…


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