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2017-2018 News Archive


Dr. Klein on Disrupting Alzheimer's

September 4, 2018
The Atlantic has gathered experts from across the country to take part in the complex conversation about disrupting Alzheimer's. Dr. Klein is one of the featured speakers who will take part in that compelling conversation this September. He will be joined by other opinion leaders, including the President and CEO of Alzheimer's Association.  The Atlantic's morning forum The State of Care: Disrupting Alzheimer's is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 12th.


Brown and Raman Publish Study in Neuron

August 8, 2018
In the study, "Sensorimotor Integration and Amplification of Reflexive Whisking by Well-Timed Spiking in the Cerebellar Corticonuclear Circuit,"  published in Neuron, Spencer Brown and Indira Raman investigate cerebellar signals that contribute to whisker movements in mice. Brainstem motor commands are sent to Purkinje cells, which inhibit cerebellar output neurons, but brief sensory input produces precisely timed Purkinje cell spiking that alternates with rapid firing in the cerebellar nuclei, increasing cerebellar output and amplifying sensory-evoked reflexive whisker movements.


Dr. Gallio Receives 2018 McKnight Technological Innovation in Neuroscience Award

July 17, 2018
Dr. Gallio is a recipient of the 2018 McKnight Technological Innovation in Neuroscience Award, which recognizes projects for their potential to expand the available technologies in the field of neuroscience. Read more...


Dr. Woolley Honored with Teaching Award

May 16, 2018
For her outstanding performance and dedication to undergraduate education, Dr. Woolley has been awarded the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence. Read more...

Turek and Vitaterna Lead Space Project

May 16, 2018
Fred Turek, director of Northwestern’s Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, and Martha Vitaterna, CSCB deputy director, are the lead investigators on a NASA project that will explore how genetic and environmental factors influence adaptation of mammals in space. The lunch date for this project is June 28, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Full story...



Decoding The Language Of The Brain with Dr. Raman

March 21, 2018
Professor Raman will be discussing neurochemical signals that compose our language for March's Science Cafe event. Check out this link for more details about her upcoming discussion.

Dan Dombeck Interviews with WTTW: Chicago Tonight

March 5, 2018
After the publication of the Dombeck Lab's new study, WTTW: Chicago Tonight hosted an interview with Professor Dombeck to discuss the implications of their research. Read more...




Andrew Miri Recognized as a 2017 Next Generation Leader

November 9, 2017
Professor Andrew Miri has been recognized by the Allen Institute for Brain Science as a 2017 Next Generation Leader. This program acknowledges the excellence of emerging scientific leaders and offers the opportunity for professional development through training on how to serve as a scientific advisor.


Gallio Lab Publishes Study in the Nature Neuroscience Journal

October 17, 2017
The Gallio Lab's study has been recently published by the journal Nature Neuroscience, and their findings  could lead to new strategies to treat acute pain. Read more...

Indira Raman's Collaborative Research on Understanding the Human Mind

October 12, 2017
An unlikely partnership sheds new light not only on how signals move in the brain, but also on knowledge, language, and the very nature of the mind. Learn more about Professor Raman's collaborative research.

How Messing With Our Biological Clock Impacts Well-Being

October 11, 2017
Professor Fred Turek discusses, on WSFU Public Media News, what happens to the general well-being of individuals who go against their own natural biological clocks. "What happens is that you get a total de-synchronization of the clocks within us, which may be underlying many of the chronic diseases we face in our society", Turek explains in response what happens when individuals mess with the body's sleep-wake cycle.

Professor Ravi Allada Asks, ‘What Makes Our Internal Clocks Tick?’

October 11, 2017
Professor Ravi Allada, was asked to speak on WTTW's program, Chicago Tonight, about internal circadian clocks. “Basically, the circadian clock acts like an internal alarm clock. That alarm clock inside your body goes off and it basically wakes you up at the same time every day", Allada explains. The interview goes on to discusses sleep-related studies and Nobel Prize winning research.