Posts Tagged ‘neuroscience’

Nomination deadline for Gruber Genetics and Neuroscience Prizes is Dec. 15

Genetics Prize The unrestricted $500,000 prize is presented to a leading scientist, or group of scientists (up to three), in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research. These contributions may include original discoveries in genetic function, regulation, transmission, and variation, as well as in genomic organization. Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary genetic research or problems. Neuroscience Prize This … Read More

Researchers create 3-D model of elusive brain receptor

Exciting news from the Gouaux Lab this week: researchers have discovered new information about the structure of an important brain receptor that is crucial for learning and memory. Malfunction of the receptor, N-methyl-D-asparate (NMDA), is known to cause a variety of neurological disorders and diseases, but until now, researchers had limited information about how its subunits operate in the brain. Using X-ray crystallography, Dr. Gouaux and his team at the OHSU Vollum Institute created a … Read More

Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research Symposium, May 13

The 6th Annual Jungers Center Symposium, “The Genetics and Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Diseases,” will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in the Doernbecher Vey Auditorium. This year’s speakers include: James Lupski, M.D., Ph.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine, on “Merging human genetics and genomics: From genes to genomes, rare variants and clan genomics” Stephan Züchner, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Miami, on “From new tools to discovery: … Read More

NIH announces six new funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative

The NIH has launched its new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, which is designed to provide support for research projects focused on developing tools and technologies for advancing the understanding of brain circuitry. The first wave of funding opportunities have just been released. Two of the funding opportunities call for developing methods for classifying and accessing the diverse cells and circuits of the brain. Three focus on developing and optimizing technologies for … Read More

OHSU Brain Institute’s Bobby Heagerty receives educator award from Society for Neuroscience

Bobby Heagerty, community affairs and education director at the OHSU Brain Institute, was recently honored with a Science Education Award from the Society for Neuroscience. The award, announced at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego, recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions educating the public about neuroscience. Heagerty’s contributions include developing the OHSU Brain Institute’s Brain Awareness lecture series; bringing neuroscience to classrooms across Oregon; and providing counsel to U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer. To learn … Read More

OHSU Vollum Institute researchers receive prestigious NIH awards

This morning, the NIH announced the 2013 recipients of its prestigious, High Risk-High Reward Research Awards—two of which were given to investigators at OHSU’s Vollum Institute. Vollum faculty members Gail Mandel, Ph.D., John Adelman, Ph.D., and Paul Brehm, Ph.D., along with Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., from the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences, received one of 10 Transformational Research Awards, meant to promote interdisciplinary research that could potentially change existing paradigms. The focus of their project, “Site-directed … Read More

Pilot funding from Oregon Alzheimer Disease Center, LOIs due Oct. 15

The Oregon Alzheimer Disease Center (OADC) seeks applications for its pilot project program, which provides $25,000 to $30,000 to promote basic or clinical biomedical, translational, epidemiological, caregiving, educational or behavioral research on Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and normal brain aging. The funding is intended for the development of preliminary data for future applications for independent research support. This award is ideal for postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty, but may also be awarded to more senior … Read More

OHSU awarded NIH grant to investigate Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers

OHSU researchers have secured a National Institute of Health grant of up to $1.9 million to develop ways to find biomarkers within human cerebral spinal fluid that may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This award is part of a new nationwide initiative by the NIH aimed at exploring the diverse and newly categorized molecules called extracellular RNAs. While exRNAs are already thought to play a role in a variety of biological processes, as well … Read More

Neuroscience Graduate Program celebrates 20 years

A little over 20 years ago, Thomas Soderling, Ph.D., then a professor at Vanderbilt Medical School and an HHMI Investigator, moved across the country to become part of OHSU’s Vollum Institute. He was impressed by the caliber of research at the Vollum, but was surprised to find no Ph.D. program in neuroscience. After facing pushback from some department chairs, Dr. Soderling launched the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) in 1992 with the help of Richard Goodman, … Read More

14th annual “Brain Awareness Season” lecture series kicks off Monday, Feb. 25

The OHSU Brain Institute is sponsoring its 14th annual Brain Awareness Season lecture series, one of the most popular neuroscience lecture series in the nation. This year’s series will include lectures on secrets to healthy aging, the subconscious mind, the cutting-edge science of how we see inside the brain, and a fascinating first-person look at nature versus nurture through the prism of neuroscience. All lectures will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newmark … Read More

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