Neurobiology News

CNC Retreat

April 9-10, 2015
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Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity

Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity - Evidence and Debate, 1st Edition is now available in print or eBook. Edited by Drs. Farah Lubin and Schahram Akbarian, the book covers topics on the entire lifespan of the brain, from transgenerational epigenetics to neurodevelopmental disease to disorders of the aging brain. All chapters are written with dual intent, to provide the reader with a timely update on the field, and a discussion of provocative or controversial findings in the field with the potential of great impact for future developments in the field. For more information go to:

Rett Syndrome Award

The Rett Syndrome Foundation has awarded Dr. Xin Xu a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Xu won the award with her proposal titled “Molecular Mechanisms of Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity in Mecp2 KO Neurons.”  

Dr. Xu is a post doc in the lab of Lucas Pozzo-Miller, a professor in the Department of Neurobiology.

For more information about Rett Syndrome visit their website at

Kudos to Civitans and Neurobiology!!!!

The UAB Research Civitan Club and the Department of Neurobiology collected toys and food to be used for a family in need during this very special season.  Attached is a small sampling of goods received.  Good job!!!!

Nicotinic Receptors

Nicotinic Receptors is now available in print or eBook. Edited by Dr. Robin Lester, the book is a comprehensive overview of nicotinic receptors that addresses their history from crystal structure to behavior as well as their implications in disease and potential as therapeutic targets.
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McKnight Poster Reception

McKnight Brain Research Foundation Poster Reception
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Sunday, November 16, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Go to Abstracts to see topics being presented by representatives from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Arizona, the University of Florida, and the University of Miami.  

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Andrew Kennedy Receives Award

The Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation announced that after competitive review they are granting Dr. Andrew Kennedy funds to further his research into Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome. Dr. Kennedy’s grant was one of the highest reviewed and the scientific advisory board voted unanimously to continue funding his work.

Join us in congratulating Andrew!

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