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…


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…


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