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Notterpek leaves lasting impact on UF Department of Neuroscience

After 21 years at the University of Florida College of Medicine and more than 11 years as chair of neuroscience, Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D., has accepted a new leadership role at […]

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Transition in Leadership – Department of Neuroscience

Please join us in expressing gratitude to Dr. Lucia Notterpek for her service and leadership to the department throughout the past 21 years. Over the course of her tenure as […]

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2020 William G. Luttge Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Neuroscience Winners

The William G. Luttge Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Neuroscience was established in the honor of Dr. Luttge, the Founding Executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute.  This distinction […]

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Sia Brain Awareness Foundation

The 2020 Sia Yorker Medical Science Scholarship Banquet will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Orlando Lake Mary Marriott located at 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary, Florida. This […]

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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 NCF SfN Brain Bee

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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
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Congratulations to grad student, Caesar Hernandez

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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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Habibeh Khoshbouei

Khoshbouei Lab Produces 3 Journal Publications

Microglia senescence occurs in both substantia nigra and ventral tegmental area. Shaerzadeh F, Phan L, Miller D, Dacquel M, Hachmeister W, Hansen C, Bechtle A, Tu D, Martcheva M, Foster […]

Dr. Gerry Shaw

Dr. Gerry Shaw, Professor Emeritus, co-author on Iron Age brain preservation study

Click here to read the article in LIVE SCIENCE. Link to the study entitled “Protein aggregate formation permits millennium-old brain preservation” published by The Royal Society.  

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 […]

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