Author: Jody Gridley

Outstanding Research Award

The Department of Neuroscience is proud to announce the Outstanding Research Award that recognizes a third year medical student for making significant contributions to the field of clinical research and/or laboratory research beyond their Phase 1 year summer experience goes to Alexandra Pietraszkiewicz. She obtained her research training in the Mohan laboratory and helped make pivotal findings on the roles of type III intermediate […]

Dr. Mason Yeh Awarded Seed Grant From IBACS

Mason Yeh, postdoctoral fellow in Eric Levine’s laboratory, was awarded a seed grant from IBACS, the Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, for a project, entitled “Development of a 3D culture model of human cortical development”. The goal of this project is to develop a three-dimensional cell culture system for growing cerebral organoids (sometimes referred […]

Isolating Their Target

Researchers at UConn Health used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying cellular defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing search for potential treatments for Angelman and a possible cure. Up until now, scientists trying to understand why the brain cells of individuals with […]