Neurobiology News

Neuroscience News

Neuroscience News

UAB - January 28, 2014

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Pozzo-Miller - Associate Editor - Journal of Neuroscience

Dr. Lucas Pozzo-Miller has been invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroscience. He will be an associate editor in the Development/Plasticity/Repair section of the Journal of Neuroscience. The three year appointment is effective January 1, 2014.

Congratulations Lucas!

McKnight Poster Reception - 2013


UAB Represented at SfN

The Department of Neurobiology was well represented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting held in San Diego November 9 - 13, 2013. Drs. David Sweatt and Harry Sontheimer both made presentations during the event. In addition to their talks, numerous posters were presented by various faculty and students.  

The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, now has nearly 42,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide.

McKnight Poster Reception Abstracts

The McKnight Brain Foundation Poster Reception will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Representatives from each of the McKnight Institutes will be presenting exciting research findings in various areas of research. For a complete listing of the presenters and their abstracts, please visit BOOKLET.

McKnight Poster Reception

You are cordially invited to the
Sixth Annual
McKnight Brain Research Foundation
Poster Reception
Sunday, November 10, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Indigo Ballrooms D & H
1 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Hosted by:
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, The University of Arizona
Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute, The University of Florida
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, The University of Miami

Sponsored by:
McKnight Brain Research Foundation

Heaven Granted Patent

Michael Heaven, a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Michael Brenner, has been granted the first of two patents he has submitted for methods developed as part of his graduate work. The patent title is “General Mass Spectrometry Assay Using Continuously Eluting Co-fractionating reporters of mass spectrometry detection efficiency.” Prior to this invention, highly accurate quantitation by mass spectroscopy required use of custom isotopically labeled peptides as internal standards. Michael’s invention replaces these with a universal set of peptide standards that lowers cost and increases throughput and sensitivity. Partial support for this project was obtained by Michael winning a grant of $22,000 in the Alabama Launchpad competition. Receiving a patent is quite an accomplishment for a graduate student!

Michael’s public defense of his dissertation titled “A Biochemical Characterization of Alexander Disease and the Development of a Proteomics Research Tool” will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 in Shelby 1013 at 2:00 p.m..

Michael has a promising future!