June 2, 2020

Dragoi’s pioneering research published in Nature Communications

Pioneering research on the study of complex functions of the brain from the lab of Valentin Dragoi, PhD, Rochelle and Max Levit Distinguished Professor in the Neurosciences, has been published in Nature Communications. His paper is entitled “Dynamic states of population activity…


June 1, 2020

Kharas Recipient of 2020 Dean’s Research Scholarship Award

The Graduate Student Education Committee at McGovern Medical School has named Natasha Kharas one of six students from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Science as a recipient of the 2020 Dean’s Research…


February 10, 2020

McGovern Time Capsules – David Marshak

In honor of McGovern Medical School’s 50th Anniversary, McGovern Time Capsules highlight the history of our medical school through first-hand accounts from the people who have contributed to a half-century of excellence.


January 16, 2020

McGovern Time Capsules – Nachum Dafny

In honor of McGovern Medical School’s 50th Anniversary, McGovern Time Capsules highlight the history of our medical school through first-hand accounts from the people who have contributed to a half-century of excellence.


January 8, 2020

Dragoi’s Visual Perception Research Published in Nature Communications

Members of the Dragoi Lab at McGovern Medical School may be one step closer to answering that question in their recent study titled “Integration of cortical population signals for visual perception,” published in Nature Communications. “We want to cure neurological diseases…


October 15, 2019

Kharas Earns Terry J. Crow, Ph.D. Award

Ms. Natasha Kharas, MD/PhD candidate in the laboratory of Valentin Dragoi, PhD, in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, is the second recipient of the Terry J. Crow, PhD Scholarship in Neuroscience. Ms. Kharas received the scholarship for her outstanding…


September 5, 2019

Dragoi Publishes Research on Brain Synergy

Valentin Dragoi, PhD,  Sunny Nigam, PhD, and Sorin Pojoga, PhD,  have their paper, “Synergistic Coding of Visual Information in Columnar Networks,” published in Neuron.  Nigam, Pojoga, and Dragoi performed pioneering research in primary visual cortex to discover an additional operating principle…


May 31, 2019

Dragoi lab published in Nature Neuroscience reveals principles of neuronal communication

In their research, Neda Shahidi, PhD; Ariana Andrei, PhD; Ming Hu, PhD; and Valetin Dragoi, PhD investigated temporal coordination of neuronal spiking activity to determine if this particular action controls signal transmission and behavior.   Visit the GSBS News site…


May 28, 2019

Zhang Wins Teaching Award

Han Zhang, MD, professor of neurobiology and anatomy, is the 2019 recipient of the John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching. Chosen by the senior class, this is the sixth time Zhang has received the award, which is given annually to…


May 2, 2019

2019 Dean’s Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to our faculty in winning the Dean’s Teaching Excellence award for 2019. An awards ceremony is scheduled for May 8th, 2019 in the 5th Floor Gallery.                 Read more on the MMS…


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