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Adithya Gopinath

Congratulations to grad student, Caesar Hernandez

Hernandez, Caesar

2018 Brain Awareness Week Activities — Homeschool Day

Brain Awareness Week 2018

HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?

Doug Miller

Doug Miller, Graduate Student; Mentor: Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei

It was recently discovered that successful suppression of HIV infection and resultant increased life expectancy comes with an higher risk for developing dementia, addiction and other neurological problems.

MBI researcher Doug Miller discusses new research that identified one of the underlying mechanisms for the neurological and neuropsychiatric comorbidities associated with HIV infection, that are directly or indirectly linked to the disruptions of dopamine stability in the brain.



Dr. Louis Ritz - University of Florida Honors Professor of the Year, 2017-2018

Louis RitzCongratulations to Dr. Louis Ritz who has been chosen as the 2017-2018 University of Florida Honors Professor of the Year. This is a prestigious award given to an Honors professor who has exhibited exemplary leadership, mentorship, a compassion for teaching, and an energizing educational environment for their students during the past academic year. The nomination for this prestigious award came from the Honors students.  The award will be presented at the annual Honors Banquet on Tuesday, April 10th, at the Cade Museum. Since 2000 Dr. Ritz has taught in the undergraduate Honors program, and is one of the few COM faculty who teaches in the program. UF honors students are among the brightest students on our campus.  At least 110 of Dr. Ritz's undergraduates have gone on to medical school, with others going to graduate school.  More recently, some of these undergraduates have been finding their way into research labs within the Department of Neuroscience and the McKnight Brain Institute.

2018 Madelyn Lockhart Emerging Scholar Honorable Mention Awardee

Latoya AllenLatoya Allen is the recipient of the Madelyn Lockhart Emerging Scholar Honorable Mention Award sponsored by the Association for Academic Women (AAW). Latoya is a fifth year graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Gordon Mitchell. This award recognizes Latoya’s high level of scientific productivity, her contributions to breaking down barriers to success for the students that she mentors, and her outreach activities. The AAW will present her the award at the Women’s History Month Celebration that will be held at the University House on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 5:30pm.

The AAW at the University of Florida established the Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship in 1996 to honor an outstanding graduate student. One fellowship is awarded to assist in the dissertation phase of the doctoral degree. The award was established to recognize Dr. Madelyn Lockhart who served as Dean of the Graduate School and Dean of International Studies and Programs from 1985 to 1993, Associate Dean from 1981 to 1985 and Assistant Dean from 1973 to 1977 and 1979 to 1981.

News Updates

Michael Pace

Grad Student, Michael Pace & Giasson/Lewis/Borchelt labs publish in May 18, 2018 Molecular Neurodegeneration

Pace MC, Xu G, Fromholt S, Howard J, Giasson BI, Lewis J, Borchelt DR: Differential induction of mutant SOD1 misfolding and aggregation by tau and alpha-synuclein pathology. Mol Neurodegener 2018, […]

Habibeh Khoshbouei

Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei & colleagues publish in May 18, 2018 Neurotoxicology

Salvatore MF, Nejtek VA, Khoshbouei H: Prolonged increase in ser31 tyrosine hydroxylase phosphorylation in substantia nigra following cessation of chronic methamphetamine. Neurotoxicology 2018.

Moroz, Leonid

Dr. Leonid Moroz & colleagues publish in April 19, 2018 BMC Neuroscience

Orlov YL, Moroz LL, Baranova AV: Neuroscience researches at Belyaev conference-2017. BMC Neurosci 2018, 19:14.

Doug Miller

Graduate Student, Doug Miller & the Khoshbouei lab publish in May 7, 2018 Glia

Miller DR, Shaerzadeh F, Phan L, Sharif N, Gamble-George J, McLaughlin JP, Streit WJ, Khoshbouei H: HIV-1 Tat regulation of dopamine transmission and microglial reactivity is brain region specific. Glia […]

Saha, Kaustuv

Drs. Kaustuv Saha, Habibeh Khoshbouei & colleagues publish in May 3, 2018 Journal of Neuropharmacology

Colon-Perez LM, Pino JA, Saha K, Pompilus M, Kaplitz S, Choudhury N, Jagnarine DA, Geste JR, Levin BA, Wilks I, Setlow B, Bruijnzeel AW, Khoshbouei H, Torres GE, Febo M: […]

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