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  • Mon 13th November 2017

    Neuroscience Faculty Honored with 2017 Synergy and Innovation Discovery Awards from the School of Medicine

    Three primary Neuroscience faculty were chosen to recieve 2017 Synergy Awards:  Dr. Jay Baraban, Dr. Loyal Goff, Dr. Ulrich MuellerDr. Mark Wu, secondary in Neuroscience, was chosen to receive a 2017 Innovation Award.  Congratulations!

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  • Fri 30th June 2017

    Neuroscience Faculty Winners of 2017 Discovery Awards

    Congratulations to the the following Neuroscience Department Faculty members for being selected as 2017 Discovery Award winners! 

          Christopher Potter

          Marshall Schuler

          Ernst Niebur

          Patricia Janak

          Jeremiah Cohen


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  • Wed 10th May 2017

    Neuroscience Young Investigator's Day Winners 2017

    Congratulations to the following Graduate Student and Postdoc winners of the 2017 Young Inverstigator's Awards!

     Scroll down past the list for more information on our award winning Neuroscience members.

    Graduate Students

    Jonathan Grima – Jeff Rothstein’s lab

    The Paul Ehrlich Research Award

    Mutant Huntingtin Disrupts the Nuclear Pore Complex


    Kai Liu – Seth Blackshaw’s lab

    The Mette Strand Research Award

    Lhx6-Expressing GABAergic Neurons of the Zona Incerta Promote Sleep


    Shuohao Sun – Xinzhong Dong’s lab

    The Alicia Showalter-Reynolds Research Award

    Leaky Gate Model:  Intensity-Dependent Coding of Pain and Itch




    Graham Diering, PhD -  lab of Richard Huganir

    The Daniel Nathans Research Award

    Homeostatic Scaling of Excitatory Synapses During Sleep


    Sung-Eun (Sam) Kwon, PhD – lab of Daniel H. O’Connor

    The Albert Lehninger Research Award

    Cortical Circuits for Touch Perception

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  • Sat 25th March 2017

    Three Neuroscience Students Granted NSF Awards

    Congratulations to Neuroscience Graduate students Althea Cavanaugh, David Ottenheimer, and Cody Call who have each been awarded a National Science Foundtation Graduate Research Fellowship for 2017!

    The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

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  • Thu 2nd March 2017

    Neuroscience graduate student selected as 2016-2017 Fred and Ruth Kort Young Scholar

    SiYing (Sally) Li, a first year graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016-2017 Fred and Ruth Kort Young Scholar Fund.  Fred and Ruth Kort Young established this award to support outstanding first-year graduate students.   

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  • Mon 20th February 2017

    Neuroscience Graduate Student Honored with a 2017 Young Investigator Award

    Kai Liu, a Neuroscience Gradaute student in Dr. Seth Blackshaw's lab, has been awarded the Mette Srand Research Award.  He will give a talk and receive his award as part of the Young Investigator's Day Program on May 9th, 2017 from 3-5pm in Mountcastle Auditorium.  This marks the 40th anniversary of the JHMI Young Investigator's Day which highlights talented graduate student and postdoctoral scientists.

    The full Young Investigator's Day program will be released soon.  You can view the 2016 Young Investigator winners here


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  • Thu 2nd February 2017

    Daniel Pham Recipient of 2016 Community Service Award

    Eight recipients of the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr., Community Service Awards were honored at Johns Hopkins’ annual MLK commemoration.

    Daniel Pham

    Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Like many great ideas, Project Bridge emerged from confusion. Daniel Pham, a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience, was unsuccessful in his attempt to describe to his partner the intricacies of his research. The communication breakdown led Pham and colleagues to found Project Bridge, “with the goal of getting scientists to communicate and connect with the public,” he says. The outreach program features talks and demonstrations by Johns Hopkins scientists in farmers markets, cafes and restaurants. In September, Project Bridge brought Baltimore Brain Fest, a daylong neuroscience expo, to a city elementary school. “It’s a very grass-roots approach, getting bystanders to come by and having scientists in the community, explaining rudimentary topics,” Pham says.

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  • Thu 12th January 2017

    Dan O’Connor receives 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    Daniel O’Connor was among 102 scientists and engineers named on Jan. 9 by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


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  • Wed 2nd November 2016

    Dr. Xinzhong Dong Awarded the 2016 Donlin M. Long Pain Service Award

    Xinzhong Dong, PhD., Professor of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, and Dermatology, and HHMI Investigator received the 2016 Donlin M. Long Pain Service Award on November 2nd.

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  • Wed 8th June 2016

    Alex Kolodkin honored with Inaugural Homcy and Margolis Endowed Professorship

    Alex Kolodkin, Professor of Neuroscience and HHMI investigator, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Charles J. Homcy and Simeon G. Margolis Endowed Professor of Neuroscience.

    This endowed Chair was established by Charles Homcy, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in honor of one of his professors and mentors, Dr. Simeon Margolis.


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  • Wed 20th April 2016

    Alex Kolodkin elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Congratulations to Alex Kolodkin, Professor of Neuroscience, for his election to the Academy of Arts and Sciences

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  • Fri 15th April 2016

    Sol Snyder wins Salk Institute Medal for pioneering neuroscience research

    Sol Snyder’s seminal contributions to the field of neuroscience continue to fuel research today.

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  • Thu 14th April 2016

    Wendy Yue wins the Michael A. Shanoff, Young Investigator's Day Award

    Congratulations to Wendy Yue, a neuroscience BCMB student in King-Wai Yau's, for winning the Michael A. Shanoff, Young Investigator's Day Award 

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  • Thu 14th April 2016

    Han Chin Wang Wins the Paul Erlich Young Investigator's Day Award

    Congratulations to Han Chin Wang, a neuroscience PhD student in Dwight Bergles lab for winning the Paul Erlich Young Investigator's Day Award.

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  • Thu 14th April 2016

    Alisa Mo wins Michael J. Shanoff, Young Investigator's Day Award

    Congratulations to Alisa Mo, a neuroscience MD/PhD student working in Jeremy Nathans lab for winning the Michael J. Shanoff Young Investigator's Day Award.

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  • Thu 14th April 2016

    Amit Agarwal wins W. Barry Wood, Jr., Young Investigator's Day Award

    Congratulations to Amit Agarwal, a postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience working with Dwight Bergles for winning the w. Barry Wood, Jr., Young Investigator's Day Award.

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  • Wed 6th April 2016

    Neuroscience Graduate Student receives Autism Science Foundation Fellowship Award

    Megha Subramanian, Neuroscience Graduate student, recieves 2016 Autism Pre-doctoral Fellowship.

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  • Fri 25th March 2016

    King-Wai Yau Wins 2016 Retina Research Foundation Kayser International Award

     King-Wai Yau Wins 2016 Retina Research Foundation Kayser International Award in Retina Research

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  • Wed 16th March 2016

    Dr. Marshall Shuler receives 2016 Hamilton Smith Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Marshall Shuler who was chosen as one of the two winners of the 2016 Hamilton Smith Award for Innovative Research.  

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  • Wed 15th April 2015

    Gul Dolen Wins Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award

    Gul Dolen, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is one of the 12 recipients of The Hartwell Foundation’s 2015 Individual Biomedical Research Award competition. Each award will provide research support for three years at $100,000 per year.   Dolen will take a novel approach to studying autism, a disorder of brain development characterized by dysfunctional social behaviors and communication. She will seek to i...

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  • Tue 14th April 2015

    Gul Dolen awarded a 2015 Searle Scholarship for Exceptional Young Scientists

    Gül Dölen, M.D., Ph.D, a primary member in the Neuroscience Department and Wendy Klag Center affiliate, was named as 1 of the 15 Searle Scholars for 2015 for her research project "Synaptic and Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Social Reward Deficits in Autism.” The pool of applicants included 186 recently appointed assistant professors from 126 universities and research institutions, according to the Searle Scholars program. Over the next three years, each of the 15 Searle Scholars will ...

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  • Mon 12th January 2015

    Jeremiah Cohen wins MQ Fellows Award

    Jeremiah Cohen, a primary faculty member in the Neuroscience department and Brain Science Institute, was named one of four international MQ Fellows.  The annual MQ Fellows Award provides researchers funds to support cutting-edge projects exploring new ways of understanding, treating and preventing mental illness.  Dr. Cohen's group investigates the neuromodulatory basis of behaviors.  Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in many behaviors and disorders.  ...

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