Welcome to the Department of Neurobiology
Follow the links to learn about our faculty, research, and academic programs. Our faculty are involved in a wide range of research programs in the neurosciences and the department serves as the home of the Evelyn F. McKnight UAB Brain Institute. For more information about the department's history and facilities, please click here. Prospective students should follow the link to the graduate program.
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Civitan International/Simpson-Ramsey Neurodevelopment SymposiumSAVE THE DATE!!!!!
April 21-22, 2016
Alumni Center, 1301 10th Ave S.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
CLINICALTREATMENT OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
Elisabeth Dykens, Vanderbilt University
BRAIN IMAGING IN COGNITION AND AUTISM
Marcel Just, Carnegie Mellon
ANIMAL MODELS OF AUTISM
Chris Cowan, Harvard
GENETICS OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
Stephan Sanders, UCSF
EPIGENETICS AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION
Brian Dias, Emory
Ian Maze, Mt. Sinai
AJ Robison, Michigan State
·Additional presentations by UAB faculty,
graduate and undergraduate students
·Poster session and cash awards
·Free lunch and wine & cheese reception at AEIVA
UAB research makes Discover Magazine's Top 100 Stories of the Year
A research paper from the University of Alabama at Birmingham was cited as among the top 100 stories of the year by Discover Magazine. The paper, entitled “DNA methylation regulates neuronal glutamatergic synaptic scaling”, was originally published on June 23, 2015 in Science Signaling, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The paper’s first author, Jarrod P. Meadows, is an M.D/Ph.D. student training jointly in the labs of J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Neurobiology, and John J. Hablitz, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology.
The Discover Magazine story cited the UAB work along with another paper on methylation.
“The brain is quite the circus act: It constantly juggles the complex job of processing a daily barrage of new experiences with the equally daunting task of storing memories,” wrote Andy Berger, the magazine article’s author. “But scientists never understood how it managed to pull this off. Now, two studies published in June reveal it’s because neurons, brain cells that transmit messages, alter their DNA constantly.”
The Discover top 100 stories of 2015 feature the best in science from space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment. Highlights, according to the magazine, include the first look at Pluto, Kennewick Man's genetic roots, LHC reactivated and the ethics of editing human embryos.
Media contact: Bob Shepard, 205-934-8934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming SeminarsSee 2015-2016 seminar listing
Garret Stuber, Ph.D.
Charles Gersbach, Ph.D.
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