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Habibeh Khoshbouei

Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei & colleagues publish in January 25, 2016 Nature Communications

“Membrane potential shapes regulation of dopamine transporter trafficking at the plasma membrane.” Ben D. Richardson, Kaustuv Saha, Danielle Krout, Elizabeth Cabrera, Bruce Felts, L. Keith Henry, Jarod Swant, Mu-Fa Zou, […]

Moroz, Leonid

Dr. Leonid Moroz and colleagues publish in January 21, 2016 Nature

Evolution: A sisterly dispute. Telford MJ, Moroz LL, Halanych KM. Nature 2016; 529(7586):286-287. Which phylum first branched off from the animal phylogenetic tree is a contested issue. A new analysis […]

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Paul R. Reier, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul Reier & colleagues publish in March 2016 Muscle Nerve journal

Forelimb muscle plasticity following unilateral cervical spinal cord injury. Gonzalez-Rothi EJ, Armstrong GT, Cerreta AJ, Fitzpatrick GM, Reier PJ, Lane MA, Judge AR, Fuller DD. Muscle Nerve 2016; 53(3):475-478. Abstract: […]

Dr. Paul Reier & colleagues publish in Feb 4, 2016 Physical Therapy journal

Cell Therapy and Rehabilitation in the CNS: An Emerging Partnership. Ross HH, Ambrosio F, Trumbower RD, Reier PJ, Behrman AL, Wolf SL. Neural Stem Phys Ther 2016. Abstract: The goal […]

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Dr. Tom Foster & colleagues publish in Jan 2016 Neural Plasticity

Increased N-Ethylmaleimide-Sensitive Factor Expression in Amygdala and Perirhinal Cortex during Habituation of Taste Neophobia. Gomez-Chacon B, Gamiz F, Foster TC, Gallo M. Neural Plast 2016; 2016:2726745. Abstract: Interactions between GluR2 […]

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Dr. Paul Reier & colleagues publish in Jan 22, 2016 Experimental Neurology

Respiratory outcomes after mid-cervical transplantation of embryonic medullary cells in rats with cervical spinal cord injury. Dougherty BJ, Gonzalez-Rothi EJ, Lee KZ, Ross HH, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Exp Neurol […]

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Drs. Lan Hoang-Minh, Matt Sarkisian & colleagues publish in Jan 2016 Oncotarget

Disruption of KIF3A in patient-derived glioblastoma cells: effects on ciliogenesis, hedgehog sensitivity, and tumorigenesis. Hoang-Minh LB, Deleyrolle LP, Siebzehnrubl D, Ugartemendia G, Futch H, Griffith B, Breunig JJ, De Leon […]


Dr. Ashok Kumar publishes in Dec 2015 Frontiers in Neuroscience

NMDA Receptor Function During Senescence: Implication on Cognitive Performance. Kumar A. Front Neurosci 2015; 9:473. Abstract: N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, a family of L-glutamate receptors, play an important role in learning […]

Sacino, Amanda

Former graduate student, Dr. Amanda Sacino & colleagues publish in Jan 2016 Acta Neuropathologica

Non-prion-type transmission in A53T alpha-synuclein transgenic mice: a normal component of spinal homogenates from naive non-transgenic mice induces robust alpha-synuclein pathology. Sacino AN, Ayers JI, Brooks MM, Chakrabarty P, Hudson […]

Drs. Leonid Moroz & Andrea Kohn publish in Jan 2016 Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci.

Independent origins of neurons and synapses: insights from ctenophores. Moroz LL, Kohn AB. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2016; 371(1685). Abstract: There is more than one way […]

Dr. Leonid Moroz & colleagues publish in Jan 2016 Journal of Comparative Neurology

Development of neuromuscular organization in the ctenophore Pleurobrachia bachei. Norekian TP, Moroz LL. J Comp Neurol 2016; 524(1):136-151. Abstract: The phylogenetic position of the phylum Ctenophora and the nature of […]

Dr. Jada Lewis & colleagues publish in Jan 2016 Acta Neuropathologica

Propagation of tau pathology: hypotheses, discoveries, and yet unresolved questions from experimental and human brain studies. Lewis J, Dickson DW. Acta Neuropathol 2016; 131(1):27-48. Abstract: Tau is a microtubule-associated protein […]

Anderson Hall2015 Anderson Scholars Faculty Honoree

ritz_louis1Dr. Louis Ritz, Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, has been identified as a faculty honoree by one of this year's Anderson Scholar Award recipients.  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards Anderson Scholar Certificates of Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction to those students who have maintained a full, uninterrupted course load and at least a 3.90, 3.95, and 4.00 GPA, respectively, during their first two years at UF.  When a student is notified of the award, they are given an opportunity to identify one faculty member who has been particularly inspiring or influential. Dr. Louis Ritz has been named as a 2015 faculty honoree by an Anderson Scholar. UF is home to many outstanding teachers; standing out among this group is a real mark of distinction.  Dr. Ritz, congratulations on being recognized in this fashion, and thanks very much for your excellent work.

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Leonid-Moroz1b_233052aDr. Leonid Moroz, Distinguished Professor at the Whitney Laboratory and in the Department of Neuroscience at the McKnight Brain Institute recently received the National Science Foundation prestigious INSPIRE grant award. This INSPIRE project is jointly funded by the Organization Program in the Neural Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster in the Division of Environmental Biology, both in the Biological Sciences Directorate, and by the Biologial Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences in the Geosciences Directorate, the Office of International Science and Engineering, and the Office of Integrative Activities.  This is a 4 year award in the amount of $1M with Dr. Moroz as Principal Investigator.

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The promise of research

Erin Howe, left, listens as her father Michael Conner, 67, who has been diagnosed with dementia and has symptoms of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, tries to tell a story from his past, Monday afternoon, September 28, 2015 at the Windsor of Ocala Assisted Living and Memory Care facility. He has lived with her for about a year now and is on the waiting list for the Windsor. The University of Florida and the Mount Sinai Medical Center are working together to look at ways to better detect the early signs of Alzheimer'¬s Disease and to study why the Hispanic population gets the disease more frequently.

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