A protein involved in cognition and storing long-term memories looks and acts like a protein from viruses. The protein, called Arc, has properties similar to those that viruses use for infecting host cells, and originated from a chance evolutionary event that occurred hundreds of millions of years ago.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Neurobiology & Anatomy Department
Neuroscience & Developmental Biology
The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Utah is vibrant and growing, with seven faculty added to the department in the past three years, including four assistant professor hires. We continue to expand our strength in developmental biology, including early embryonic development, neurogenesis, and synapse formation, as well as in functional neuroscience, utilizing molecular and genetic approaches as well as physiology and behavior. The department is an integral part of campus-wide neuroscience and developmental biology communities.
We are strongly committed to graduate and postdoctoral training, emphasizing both research excellence and professional development. We also have a strong tradition of excellence in medical education and scholarship.
Kurt Albertine named a 2017 Fellow AAAS... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Chris Gregg spoke at TEDxSLC on, "Why Sex? Science Has An Answer."... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
William’s lab work featured on the NIH Director’s blog titled, "Snapshots of Life: Color Coding the Hippocampus".... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Removing a single gene from the brains of mice and zebrafish causes these animals to become more anxious than normal. Researchers from University of Utah Health show that eliminating the gene encoding Lef1 disrupts the development of certain nerve cells in the hypothalamus that affect stress and anxiety. ... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
The Shepherd Lab published research titled, “Arc restores juvenile plasticity in adult mouse visual cortex” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 8, 2017.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy