Tim Mosca, Jefferson University
Gianluigi Mongillo, Institute for Advanced Study
Alfredo Sansone, iScience
Lucas Cheadle, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Huizhong Tao, University of Southern California
Jochen Braun, MSC Integrative Neuroscience
Yanhua Huang, University of Pittsburgh
Paul Kenny, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Congwu Du, Stony Brook University
Mi-Hyeon Jang, Rutgers University
Jen Liou, UT Southwestern
News & Announcements
5/2022 - Our department is ending the spring semester with another batch of great news!
First, several of our graduate students have won awards: Priscilla Yevoo (Maffei lab) and Allen Chen (Xiong/Ge labs), have been selected for the NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program (OSNAP), and Amalia Napoli (Sirotkin lab) was award a SBU Presidential Dissertation Completion Fellowship!
Next, several papers have been published or accepted:
- Russo T. and Riessland M., Age-Related Midbrain Inflammation and Senescence in Parkinson’s Disease Disease. Front. Aging Neurosci. 14:917797 (2022)
- Matityahu L, Malgady JM, Schirelman M, Johansson Y, Wilking J, Silberberg G, Goldberg JA and Plotkin J, A tonic nicotinic brake controls spike timing in striatal spiny projection neurons, Elife. 11:e75829 (2022).
- Pinizzotto CC, Patwardhan A, Aldarondo D and Kritzer MF: Task-specific effects of biological sex and sex hormones on object recognition memories in a 6-hydroxydopamine-lesion model of Parkinson’s disease in adult male and female rats, Hormones and Behavior, in press (2022).
Congratulations to all!
4/2022 - Lots of great news from our students this month! Josue Nassar (Park lab) received the President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students, Camelia Zheng
(Fontanini lab) received the 2022 AAUW International Fellowship, John Chen's (Fontanini lab) NRSA predoctoral fellowship was recommended for funding, Charlotte Rubin (Sirotkin lab) won first place at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF), Sarah
Schubel (Sirotkin lab) won first place at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF)---both
advancing to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)---and Gabriella Vaccaro was awarded an Explorations in STEM summer scholarship! Congratulations to all!
4/04/2022 - Happening soon! Join us April 4th at 4 pm in the Staller Center for our annual Mind/Brain Lecture, "Constructing the World of Taste in Your Head," by Professor Donald Katz from Brandeis University. The Mind/Brain Lecture Series is a public event intended for a general audience, and is sponsored by the Swartz Foundation. We're looking forward to seeing you here, but for those who can't make it in person, the event will also be livestreamed at this link.
3/14-3/20/2022 - It's Brain Awareness week! Be on the lookout for works of brain art hidden around Long Island near Stony Brook, and come join us on March 20th at the Long Island Explorium from 1 - 5pm for some scientific demonstrations and opportunities to chat with neuroscientists!
2/2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Prerana Shrestha, who has been named one of this year's Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows in Neuroscience! Read more about the award and Stony Brook's other new Sloan fellows here.
2/2022 - Congratulations to Andrea Arreguin (Colognato lab), Noele Certain (Wollmuth lab), and Josh Kogan (Fontanini lab) for winning a 2022 SUNY Graduate Research Empowering and Accelerating Talent (GREAT) award! Read more about this award and the list of winners from other fields here.
2/2022 - High school students Sarah Schubel and Amy Feng, working with Drs. Sirotkin and Park, respectively, have been named among top 300 scholars in the national 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) competition. Read more here.
12/2021 - Dr. Lonnie Wollmuth has been named a recipient of the 2021 Lupus Innovation Award by the Lupus Research Alliance for his “Diversity of anti-NMDA receptor autoantibodies in lupus patients”! Read about the award and Dr. Wollmuth's research here!
Applications for our inaugural BRITE (Bolstering Research through Inclusion, Talent and Excellence) Postdoctoral Seminar Series are now open! The goal of this seminar series is to enhance inclusion in neuroscience research. 3 postdoctoral scholars will be invited to give seminars in November 2021; applications due Sept. 20, 2021. Apply now!(8/3/2021)
The semester is coming to a close, and with that we recap everything that has happened in the department in our Spring 2021 Newsletter!
Applications are now open for the 2021 Hartman Awards. (4/12/2021)
Congratulations to Dr. Maya Shelly (PI) on receiving both a Stony Brook University OVPR Seed Grant award and SUNY Seed Grant award. (4/4/2021)
The 19th Annual Symposium in Neuroscience will take place April 20, 2021, 9am-1pm, with keynote speaker Dr. Michael Hasselmo, Boston University. (3/31/2021)
The Center for Affective Neuroscience of Depression and Anxiety (CANDA) at Stony Brook University invites you to a Special Virtual Mini-Symposium: Neural Mechanisms and Treatments of Affective Disorders – Lessons From Mice to Humans . Monday April 12, 2021 from Noon to 3PM on Zoom. (3/31/2021)
March 15-21 marks global Brain Awareness Week so check out our schedule of events and follow us on Twitter @SBUNeurobiology to see how we're showing up to educate and celebrate brain science in our community. (3/14/2021)