Neurobiology News

Dailey Nettles an undergraduate neuroscience major and Science
and Technology Honors student was awarded the 2015 Patsy W Collat UAB National
Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is conferred on a
woman in the neuroscience program who has shown dedication as a student and
plans to continue using her neuroscience degree. Dailey is a senior
planning toward her PhD in neuroscience. She has worked in the King lab
for 2 years as part of her honors research degree.
David Sweatt, Ph.D., has been named director of the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) at UAB.  An accomplished investigator in the study of biochemical mechanisms of learning and memory, Dr. Sweatt is currently the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology and the Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. He also holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Psychology. After careful consideration of all applicants, Dr. Sweatt was selected as the permanent director. Please join us in congratulating him!
Recent work from the Pozzo-Miller lab on the autism-spectrum disorder Rett syndrome has been published in a free eBook from Frontiers in Neuroscience. It also includes a collection of research articles, reviews, and commentaries on Fragile X and other mouse models of autism-spectrum disorders. Feel free to download and distribute freely.

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UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program
Dr. Jeremy Day, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been selected to receive an Avenir Award from The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The Avenir Award program supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies that open new areas of research for the genetics or epigenetics of addiction. The  5-year grant will support research in Dr. Day’s lab on epigenetic regulation in brain reward circuits. Join us in  congratulating Dr. Day!

NINDA's press release:
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham identifies an epigenetic cause for why patients with temporal lobe epilepsy tend to have memory loss, and suggests a potential way to reverse that loss. The findings, published in April in the Annals of Translational and Clinical Neurology, indicate the discovery may have implications for many other memory disorders.

Memory loss in epilepsy patients...
UAB Reporter