The Gregg Lab has published a paper in the journal Neuron.... 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.
Jason Shepherd was chosen to receive a three-year award from the E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind for his project entitled, “Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms of Critical Period Plasticity in the Mouse Visual Cortex”.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Joe Yost was chosen to receive the 2017 Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award, in recognition of his work on Left-Right developmental pathways that impact cardiovascular and neural development. This is AAA’s highest scientific award for his unique meritorious contributions and achievements in the anatomical sciences.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Alex Shcheglovitov was awarded with the 2016 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. This grant supports research on how mutations in synaptic proteins affect the connectivity of human neurons in the brain.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Paul Bonthius, in the Gregg lab, was awarded an NIH K99 grant for his project entitled, “Genomic Imprinting in Circuits for Social Behavior”.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Kurt Albertine is the 2017 recipient of the Bodil M. Schmidt‐Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award from the American Physiological Society. In addition to his many scientific contributions, he established the Anatomy Teacher-Scholar Program within the department that mentored future faculty who now lead anatomy programs across the US.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy