For all the latest news from the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
For all the latest news from the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
Congratulations to Dr. Blackshaw, a primary member in the Neuroscience Department, for being selected as a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Stein Innovation award recipient. The award provides flexible funding to scientists actively engaged in research with the goal of understanding the visual system and the diseases the comprise its function, with a focus on new technologies and cutting-edge research techniques. Dr. Blackshaw is one of 33 researchers who have received the award since it was established in 2014.
The research in Dr. Blackshaw's lab funded through the award will be focused on replacing human photoreceptors lost due to blinding diseases. His research group's plan is to develop molecular approaches to convert human retinal glia into neural progenitors, which can then give rise to new photoreceptors.
Congatulations to Project Bridge Johns Hopkins for being awarded the 2019 Next Generation Award at SfN. The Next Generation Award recognizes SfN chapter members who have made outstanding contributions to public communication, outreach, and education about neuroscience. Project Bridge Johns Hopkins is an organization run by Graduate Students aimed at exposing underrepresented minorities to neuroscience research.
Congratulations to Dr. King-Wai Yau who was chosen as the 2019 Beckman-Argyros Vision Research Award winner!
Congratulations to Dr. Jeremiah Cohen for receiving a 2019 Catalyst Award!
Full Story @The Hub: https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/06/06/33-receive-catalyst-awards/
Congratulations to Dr. Richard Huganir who was awarded the 2019 Edward M. Scolnick Prize by the McGovern Institute for his role in understanding the molecular and biochemical underpinnings of synaptic plasticity.
Congratulations to Dr. King-Wai Yau who was elected to the National Academy of Medicine!
Dr. Michela Gallagher has been awarded the 2018 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The prize, awarded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, recognizes leading researchers developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Congratulations to Travis Babola and Kevin Monk who were selected as Robert R. Goodman MD PhD Young Scholar Award Winners! This Award honors neuroscience training program students for their impressive contributions to our scientific community.
Congratulations to Mark Lay, Andrew Scasny, Natalie Hamilton, and Christopher Yang for passing their qualifying exams, and officially becoming PhD candidates!
Congratulations to Dr. Loyal Goff and Dr. Christopher Potter, Primary faculty members in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, who were 2 of 32 selected to receive this year's JHU Catalyst Award!
Congratulations to Neuroscience Graduate Students Natalie Hamilton (in Dr. Alex Kolodkin's lab) and Jessie Benedict (in Dr. David Linden's lab) who were awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2018!
Congratulations to Kyle Severson, a Neuroscience Graduate Student in Dr. Dan O'Connor's lab, who is one of the 2018 Young Investigators’ Day Winners. He was chosen to receive the The Bae Gyo Jung Research Award.
The Young Investigators’ Day will be held April 17, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Mountcastle Auditorium in the Preclinical Teaching Building, 725 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.
Three primary Neuroscience faculty were chosen to recieve 2017 Synergy Awards: Dr. Jay Baraban, Dr. Loyal Goff, Dr. Ulrich Mueller. Dr. Mark Wu, secondary in Neuroscience, was chosen to receive a 2017 Innovation Award. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the the following Neuroscience Department Faculty members for being selected as 2017 Discovery Award winners!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Xinzhong Dong, PhD., Professor of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, and Dermatology, and HHMI Investigator received the 2016 Donlin M. Long Pain Service Award on November 2nd.
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.
Congratulations to Alex Kolodkin, Professor of Neuroscience, for his election to the Academy of Arts and Sciences
Sol Snyder’s seminal contributions to the field of neuroscience continue to fuel research today.
Congratulations to Wendy Yue, a neuroscience BCMB student in King-Wai Yau's, for winning the Michael A. Shanoff, 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.
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.
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.
Megha Subramanian, Neuroscience Graduate student, recieves 2016 Autism Pre-doctoral Fellowship.
King-Wai Yau Wins 2016 Retina Research Foundation Kayser International Award in Retina Research
Congratulations to Dr. Marshall Shuler who was chosen as one of the two winners of the 2016 Hamilton Smith Award for Innovative Research.