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Dr. Leonid Moroz publishes online in Nature – May 21, 2014

“The ctenophore genome and the evolutionary origins of neural systems” Leonid L. Moroz1,2,3, Kevin M. Kocot4, Mathew R. Citarella1, Sohn Dosung1, Tigran P. Norekian1,3, Inna S. Povolotskaya5,6, Anastasia P. Grigorenko7,8, […]

First Genome Sequencing at Sea

Sea lab floats hope for drug discoveries

A  UF researcher, Dr. Leonid L.Moroz, has become the first scientist to achieve genome-scale sequencing and analysis of fragile marine creatures at sea aboard a ship and in real time.

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Dr. Harry Nick and colleagues publish in Aug 21, 2014 Neurobiology of Disease

“KCNC3, a K Channel Mutation Causative in Spinocerebellar Ataxia 13 Displays Aberrant Intracellular Trafficking.” Gallego-Iradi C, Bickford JS, Khare S, Hall A, Nick JA, Salmasinia D, Wawrowsky K, Bannykh S, […]

Hilda Brown & David Borchelt publish in PLoS One September 2014

Analysis of Mutant SOD1 Electrophoretic Mobility by Blue Native Gel Electrophoresis; Evidence for Soluble Multimeric Assemblies. Brown HH, Borchelt DR. PLoS One 2014; 9(8):e104583. Abstract Mutations in superoxide dismutase […]


“Ctenophores Have a Mind of Their Own”

Transparent marine ctenophores have a neural system so different from all other animals that it likely evolved independently. Find out more… Biologist Leonid Moroz calls them “aliens of the […]

Notterpek Lab publishes in July 2014 Neurobiology of Disease

“Rapamycin improves peripheral nerve myelination while it fails to benefit neuromuscular performance in neuropathic mice.” Nicks J, Lee S, Harris A, Falk DJ, Todd AG, Arredondo K, Dunn WA, Jr., […]

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PhD Graduate, Amanda Sacino publishes in July 2014 PNAS

“Intramuscular injection of α-synuclein induces CNS α-synuclein pathology and a rapid-onset motor phenotype in transgenic mice.” Sacino AN, Brooks M, Thomas MA, McKinney AB, Lee S, Regenhardt RW, McGarvey NH, […]


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News Story from the Florida Brain Project Symposium

News Story from FL Brain Symposium

A first: Real-time genome-scale sequencing at sea

Published: April 28th, 2014

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