RESEARCH, RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jan 05, 2017

Scientific Achievement Award

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 More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jan 05, 2017

New Adjunct Faculty

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy is pleased to welcome two new adjunct faculty: Yashar Kalani, Department of Neurosurgery and Adrian Rothenfluh, Department of Psychiatry... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jan 05, 2017

Grant Awarded

Paul Bonthius, in the Gregg lab, was awarded an NIH K99 grant for his project entitled, “Genomic Imprinting in Circuits for Social Behavior”.... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jan 05, 2017

Research Grant Awarded

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 More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jan 05, 2017

2016 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

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 More

RECOGNITION
Jan 05, 2017

Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award

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 More

RECOGNITION
Jan 05, 2017

Distinguished Teaching Award

David Morton was selected as the 2016-17 recipient of the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the university’s highest honor for excellence in teaching.... Read More

Rich Dorsky 2015 Distinguished Mentor - U of U School of Medicine
RESEARCH
Oct 27, 2015

Matt Wachowiak on Cracking the Olfactory Code

Little is known about how odors can trigger very different neurological responses and behaviors. Listen to this podcast on The Scope with Matt Wachowiak, USTAR professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Utah is collaborating with a large, interdisciplinary team to crack the olfactory code.... Read More

Jason Shepherd Explores Connections Between Memory Formation and Cognitive Disorders - U of U School of Medicine
RESEARCH
Sep 25, 2014

Jason Shepherd Explores Connections Between Memory Formation and Cognitive Disorders

Alzheimer’s, autism, Fragile X syndrome, and memory loss all have something in common. There is a protein in the cell, called Arc, which is thought to play an important role in all of these syndromes. Jason Shepherd, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Neurobiology and Anatomy, is investigating what Arc is telling us about connections between mechanisms of learning and memory, and the development of cognitive disorders and even psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia in this podcast on The Scope.... Read More

Christopher Gregg on the Influence of Inherited Behaviors - U of U School of Medicine
RESEARCH
Mar 07, 2014

Christopher Gregg on the Influence of Inherited Behaviors

Your upbringing is not the only thing that influences your demeanor. Dr. Christopher Gregg, a professor in neurobiology and anatomy, is researching patterns of inheritance that have long term effects on behavior. His surprising research findings may lead to new approaches for determining the causes of mental disorders and how to treat them. Listen to the podcast on The Scope.... Read More

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