Neurobiology News

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.

19May 19 Explore memory lanes

Learn about efforts to target genes to improve memory during the free community Neuroscience Café, an informal environment that encourages lively discussion and questions. David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of UAB Department of Neurobiology, is the guest speaker this month, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Hoover Library.
Exploring the Pathway Less Traveled to Better Understand Rett Syndrome

Fostering Science in the Community

Works of art are needed for The Art of Giving to be held on October 2, 2014 at the UAB Alumni House.   All types of art will be accepted.  The deadline for submission will be in September so there's plenty of time for you to create your masterpiece and donate it to a good cause! 

Proceeds benefiting the UAB NICU!

To donate contact Dr. Farah Lubin at
If every employee gives
it will be enough to build the
UAB Habitat for Humanity House

October 2014.
For a pledge form, contact Vicki Hixon at or 4-4066.