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The Iowa Neuroscience Institute has awarded two Accelerator Grants to two interdisciplinary teams of neuroscientists and engineers for research on optical modulation of neuronal circuits and on developing ultra-high resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
After meeting the University of Iowa’s supportive community of prestigious epilepsy researchers, doctoral candidate Alex Petrucci has made great research advances in her exploration of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
Darcy Diesburg, who earned her PhD in Psychology from the University of Iowa in spring 2022, has been fascinated by human inhibitory control since her days as an undergraduate student at the University of Tulsa. As a graduate student working with Jan Wessel, she sought to elucidate what mechanisms underlie human inhibitory control, and why some individuals are so bad at it.
In a new study, University of Iowa researchers, led by Jason Radley, PhD, confirmed a neural circuit linking two separate regions in the brain governs how animals, including humans, react to a stressful situation. Through experiments, the researchers showed how rats responded to a threat either passively or actively—and linked each reaction to a specific pathway in the brain.
Q&A with Ted Abel and Lane Strathearn, leaders for one of only 15 federally funded intellectual and developmental disabilities research centers in the country.
Iowa researchers take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding bipolar disorder—and shine light on a complex mental health condition that’s still not widely understood.
Inspired by her work in the lab, neuroscientist Kathleen Sluka creates artwork that graces the cover of scientific journals.
Matthew McGregor came to the University of Iowa for graduate school because he found a perfect match. He wanted to study addiction & relapse and to be part of a strong neuroscience community, all of which he found in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience and in the lab of Ryan...
Few projects exemplify the University of Iowa’s emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration better than Receptive Field, a new interactive sculpture by School of Art and Art History Associate Professor Daniel Miller. The project was commissioned by the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. Miller’s work integrates robotics, media, and electronics, often exploring systems and ecologies of the natural world. These attributes led INI Associate Director for Education and Outreach and CLAS Associate Dean for Research Joshua Weiner to reach out to Miller for a new artwork.
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Héctor Sánchez Meléndez made up his mind to study the brain and go to medical school. But as a neuroscience major at the University of Iowa, he has discovered a passion for research. Now, he wants to establish a lab back home.