May 27, 2021

Hulsebosch Earns John Freeman Faculty Teaching Award

Claire E. Hulsebosch, PhD, professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, is the 2021 recipient of the John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching. Chosen by the senior class, the John H. Freeman Award recognizes the McGovern Medical School’s outstanding…


April 1, 2021

Research on color-tuned neurons published in Science Advances

New research from the lab of Valentin Dragoi, PhD, on how the brain extracts and represents color information has been published in the February edition of Science Advances. “Color represents an integral component of the visual input to the brain,” the paper’s…


March 8, 2021

2021 UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center Video Contest

To promote brain awareness within the Houston community, especially for grade school children and their families, the UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) is hosting a Brain Awareness Video Contest open to UTHealth graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Prizes (awarded to…


January 21, 2021

Cadavers Honored Through Virtual Memorial Led by Medical Students Class of 2024

Marking the completion of gross anatomy, the Class of 2024 honored those who donated their bodies to medical education at the annual Cadaver Memorial Service at McGovern Medical School Jan. 19. The 2021 ceremony was presented virtually to accommodate the…


January 14, 2021

Two NBA Faculty Earn STAR Awards

Two members of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Andrea K.H. Stavoe, PhD and Valentin Dragoi, PhD, are among six McGovern Medical School faculty who recently earned the University of Texas System’s STAR Awards. The UT System Board of Regents Created the…


January 7, 2021

Research in Dragoi lab on unconscious stimuli published in Nature Communications and awarded 5-year NIH funding

A recent grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help fund research for the Dragoi Lab to study how unconscious information impacts brain activity and daily behavior. The grant is the result of research published in Nature Communications titled, “Cortical…


December 14, 2020

Cain named 2020 Distinguished Alumnus for Research

Dr. Lisa D. Cain, Adjunct Professor in Neurobiology & Anatomy at McGovern Medical School, is named the University of Mississippi, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences (SGSHS) 2020 Distinguished Alumnus for Research. The 14th, annual event was scheduled…


November 19, 2020

Protein ‘Chameleon’ Colors Long-Term Memory

Scientists at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) uncovered new clues in the protein CPEB3 as part of their dogged pursuit of the mechanism that allows humans to have long-term memories. The study by Rice…


October 19, 2020

NIH BRAIN Initiative Award

Studying how neurons work together in order to better understand neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and autism spectrum disorders, researchers led by John Byrne, PhD, at UTHealth have been awarded more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health…


September 14, 2020

Curriculum changes for COVID-19 pandemic

Throughout the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about changes to everyday life through social distancing and various other safety measures. For students at McGovern Medical School, social distance measures have brought about wholesale changes to the curriculum designed to…


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