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SNIP students arrive on campus for summer program

On May 29, Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP) students for the 2021 program arrived on UF’s campus. These interns will join active neuroscience research labs at the University of Florida (UF), one of the largest and most productive research universities in the United…

Douglas Miller defends thesis May 20, 2021

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, Douglas Miller, predoc fellow, will defend his thesis entitled “Differential sensitivity of the SNC and VTA dopaminergic networks.” The motivation behind the thesis, Miller says, was to better understand complex network properties of dopaminergic brain regions that make them sensitive to neuronal loss…

Wonn Pyon wins the first place Robert Levitt Award

Wonn Pyon wins the first place Robert Levitt Award ($1000 prize) after a presentation and question/answer session hosted by the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Oak Hammock (a retirement community associated with the University of Florida). The competition was open to any graduate student or postdoc that…

UF department of neuroscience celebrates diversity month

UF department of neuroscience celebrates week 1 of diversity month with various events, panels and honors throughout the week of April 5-10, 2021. In conjunction with the College of Medicine’s Diversity Week, the Department of Neuroscience hosted a screening and discussion of the…

UF Neuroscience students investigate precision therapeutic targets for COVID-19

A new review led by a team of UF College of Medicine graduate students evaluates the efficacy of preclinical and clinical drugs that precisely target the COVID-19 replication cycle and suggests that a multi-drug cocktail aimed at specific proteins could be the most effective strategy to limit the disease’s spread and treat patients who are already infected.

Yuxing Xia defends thesis on April 1

On April 1, 2021, Yuxing Xia, MD-PhD student, defended his dissertation entitled "Pathogenic tau recruits wild-type tau into brain inclusions and promotes brain-gut degeneration in tau SPAM mice."