Neurobiology News

Robel Recipient of Award

Dr. Stefanie Robel has been selected as a recipient of an American Brain Tumor Association Basic Research Fellowship. Based upon the recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Council, the Board of Directors of the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) awarded Dr. Robel a two-year Fellowship for research on the role of reactive astrocytes in tumor-associated epilepsy.

Stefanie is a member of the Sontheimer Lab in the Department of Neurobiology.

Congratulations Stefanie!
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New York Times Likes B'ham

Once Dying, Birmingham is Suddenly Hot

SPIN 2013

SPIN 2013 is now underway.  The Department of Neurobiology’s Summer Program in Neuroscience runs from June 3-July 26. This year SPIN welcomes students to UAB from 7 universities across the country.  This year’s class is Krista Hoevemeyer, Jennifer Mohn, Jinwoo Hur, John Shula, Kyle Decker, Ashley Hagerty, Rachel Ewalt, and Davis Haselden.  SPIN is an 8 week program providing students with an intensive basic science research opportunity as well as professional development training.   2013 SPIN students are being hosted by the Sweatt, Lubin, DeSilva, Visscher, Pozzo-Miller, Theibert, and King labs, please join us in welcoming these young scientists to UAB!

SPIN 2013

Wadiche's Study Published in Neuron

Newly understood circuits...

Have a safe Memorial Day!

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Highlights - McKnight Inter-institutional Meeting

The Sixth McKnight Inter-institutional Meeting was held on April 24-26, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama. The three day event was attended by the trustees from the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Foundation along with researchers from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Arizona, The University of Florida, and The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Nineteen scientific presentations and numerous discussions were held. The meeting ended with future collaborations planned, old friendships renewed and new friendships beginning.
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Sontheimer Selected for SfN Special Lecture

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Harald Sontheimer who  has been selected by the SfN Program Committee to present a Special Lecture at the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego.  His presentation titled “Glioma:  A Neurocentric Look at Cancer” will be featured in Theme B:Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms. 

Dr. Sontheimer is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology.

For additional information visit:
http://www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2013/abstracts-and-sessions/scientific-program/special-lectures

Lester Elected to MOL Board

Dr. Robin A. J. Lester has been appointed to the MOL - Molecular Pharmacology Editorial Board.  He will serve a three year term.  Board members are nominated and elected to serve after invitation.

Molecular Pharmacology publishes key findings derived from the application of innovative structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, genetics, and molecular biology to basic pharmacological problems that provide novel insights that are relevant to the broad fields of pharmacology and toxicology.