Neurobiology News

One Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them With Scorpion Venom

Richard Sanchez of the Lubin lab has been awarded the 2014 CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization, which will be held August 17-22, 2014 in Mount Snow Resort West Dover, VT. This conference is particularly valuable for young investigators given its small size and opportunity to interact with leaders in the field. This Award recognizes and honors outstanding young investigators conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy.
LCME grants full accreditation to School of Medicine
Biological Perspective of Suicide:
Applying Basic Science Research to Diagnosis and Treatment

Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Translational Research
UAB Mood Disorder Program

Thursday, July 24, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Civitan International Research Center
David Sweatt has been selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher! As a member of the Highly Cited Researcher list, he will also be included in the 2014 The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

“Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.”

Congratulations Dr. Sweatt!!
Highly Cited

Exciting news from the lab of Scott Wilson.  Jada Hallengren has received the 2014-2015 Carmichael Fellowship.  This award is given to a GBS student that has shown outstanding academic achievement! Congratulations Jada!!!

You’re invited to a complimentary MATLAB seminar on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.  The purpose of the session is to help you use the tools currently available on campus.  The session is intended for faculty, researchers and students atUAB.

Title:   MATLAB Seminars at University of Alabama, Birmingham

Date:  Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Location: Session 1: Shelby, Room 1015
                Session 2: UAB SterneLibrary, Room 163
Time:       10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                2:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Presenter: Mehernaz Savai, Application Engineer

Our event features a technical session presented by a MathWorks engineer:

Session 1: Machine Learning with MATLAB

In this session, you will learn several machine learning techniques available in MATLAB and how to quickly explore your data, evaluate machine learning algorithms, compare the results, and apply the best solutions to your problem.

Session 2: Optimizing and Accelerating Your MATLAB Code
In this session you will learn how to boost the execution speed of computationally and data-intensive problems using MATLAB and the Parallel Computing Toolbox.  We will introduce and demonstrate the high-level programming constructs that allow you to easily create parallel MATLAB applications without low-level programming and finally talk about tools to automatically translate your MATLAB code into C.