2019 UFIC Certificate of Excellence

2019 University of Florida International Center Certificate of Excellence

Congratulations to Morgan Urdaneta in Dr. Kevin Otto‘s lab for being selected by the College to receive the 2019 University of Florida International Center Certificate of Excellence. This certificate will […]

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2019 Univ Term Professorships

2019 University Term Professorship Recipients

Drs. Sue Semple-Rowland and Sara Burke were each awarded a 2019-2020 University Term Professorship by the Provost’s Office to denote recent meritorious achievements. This award runs for 3 years and provides […]

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2019 Toffler Winners

Toffler Leadership Award Recipients

Congratulations to Kelly DeMars and Hunter Futch, recipients of 2019 Toffler Leadership awards. Both Kelly (Dr. Candelario-Jalil’s lab) and Hunter (Dr. Golde’s lab) received $1000 in celebration of their outstanding […]

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MBI Rising Stars Slider Photo

MBI Rising Stars: Dr. Jeremy McIntyre

Jeremy McIntyre, Ph.D., is the first investigator featured for MBI Rising Stars, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at the University of Florida. An assistant professor of neuroscience, McIntyre […]

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T&P Awardees 2019
Congratulations Spring 2019 Neuroscience Graduates
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Congratulations to Graduate Student, Kelly DeMars

Kelly DeMars congratulations

Congratulations to Graduate Student, Robert Eisinger

Robert Eisinger
2018 Bryan Robinson Awards
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.

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Graduate Student, Doug Miller & the Khoshbouei Lab publish in September 19, 2019  PLOS ONE

Graduate Student, Doug Miller & the Khoshbouei Lab publish in September 19, 2019 PLOS ONE

Article Source: Methamphetamine regulation of activity and topology of ventral midbrain networks Miller DR, Lebowitz JJ, Guenther DT, Refowich AJ, Hansen C, et al. (2019) Methamphetamine regulation of activity and topology of ventral midbrain networks. […]

Parkinson’s Foundation Grants $8 Million to Further Parkinson’s Research 

Parkinson’s Foundation Grants $8 Million to Further Parkinson’s Research 

UF Health has been named one of four Parkinson’s Foundation Research Centers of Excellence. The $2 million award ($500,000 per year for four years) will provide funding to help researchers […]

New article in The Conversation “Blood tests for Alzheimer’s: Two experts on why new studies are encouraging”

New article in The Conversation “Blood tests for Alzheimer’s: Two experts on why new studies are encouraging”

As researchers continue to learn more about Alzheimer’s, optimism is rising that blood tests may soon assist in the clinical diagnosis of the disease and potentially help determine how it […]

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.

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