Displaying items by tag: neuroscience faculty news

This study shows how stress blocks the release of an anti-anxiety neuropeptide in the brain, and it could pave the way for new therapeutic targets for PTSD.
Dr. Day, a UNP mentor, seeks the neural roots of animal behavior in his latest research.
Undergraduate Neuroscience faculty mentor Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., has been invited to become a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. The Dana Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance public education about the progress and benefits of brain research and to disseminate information on the brain in an understandable and accessible fashion.
The unique academic experiences available to students in the UAB Honors College are expanding with the selection of the college’s 2016-2017 Honors Faculty Fellows.
Cristin Gavin, Ph.D., Co-Director of the UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been selected as the recipient of a National Academic Advising Association award.
Cristin Gavin, Ph.D., a Co-Director of the UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been named as a recipient of a 2016 UAB Outstanding Academic Advising Award.
A key role for microRNA-155 in brain inflammation and neurodegeneration makes it both a potential therapeutic target and a biomarker for this progressive disorder.
Gavin, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Co-Director of the UAB Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), teaches for the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, Science and Technology Honors Program, and the Graduate School.
UAB researchers find that epigenetic changes associated with chronic obesity alter expression of memory-related genes in the brain.
From rapid diagnostic tools to next-generation therapies, UAB researchers are leading a multidisciplinary effort against traumatic brain injuries.
Sufferers of chronic pain are more susceptible to prolonged and pronounced health issues when practicing poor diet habits, according to new research published by UAB researcher Robert Sorge, Ph.D., and team in the Journal of Pain.
J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., an international expert in the molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory, explains exciting breakthroughs in the field, including his own lab's work on ways to block, erase and enhance memories.
A group of UAB researchers have set themselves a two-year target — put an interdisciplinary team in place and have the necessary results in hand that will support the development of a Parkinson’s Disease Research Center of Excellence at UAB. 
September 03, 2015

Roberson Wins Denny-Brown Award

Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the winner of the 2015 Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association.
Nine years ago, UAB created an undergraduate neuroscience major to link the medical and university portions of UAB and produce skilled, young researchers destined for medical school or top graduate programs.
Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, UAB researchers have found. Hello.
Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues are the first to combine three different measures of the brain to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from matched, typically developing peers.
Nine years ago, the University of Alabama at Birmingham had an aha moment: Create an undergraduate neuroscience major that would link the medical and university portions of UAB and produce skilled young researchers destined for medical school or top graduate programs.
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