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Virginia Willour, PhD , UI associate professor of psychiatry and a member of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, has received a $1,488,788 grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention , to investigate the biological basis of suicidal behavior. ( read more )
A few years ago, Toshihiro Kitamoto, PhD, and a colleague in the Biology Department, Chun-Fang Wu, PhD, noticed that fly mutants, which Kitamoto’s lab was using as a model of epilepsy, were significantly less susceptible to seizures when they were raised on the east side of the river in the Biology...
Jordan Schultz has an idea that might improve the lives of people who have Huntington’s disease. The University of Iowa pharmacist wants to see if a drug designed to lower cholesterol levels can also be used to slow the deterioration of the brain in Huntington’s patients. First, though, he needs to...
Jacob Michaelson, PhD, has been named the Roy J. Carver Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience, a high honor given to distinguished faculty members who have made great strides in their field. ( read more )
A new study led by Sheila Baker, PhD, UI associate professor of biochemistry, and ophthalmology and visual sciences, suggests it may be possible to regenerate critical nerve structures in the eye that are disrupted by genetic mutations even after these structures known as synapses have matured...
Jeremy Greenlee, a clinician-scientist in the University of Iowa Department of Neurosurgery and member of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) on July 25 during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. ( read more )
University of Iowa student Ryan Kelley has won the 2019 Kwak-Ferguson Fellowship, a $10,000 award from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute for an upper level graduate student working in the area of neurodegenerative diseases. His research in the lab of Jeremy Greenlee, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery...
Alexandra Petrucci , a UI neuroscience graduate student who works in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute lab of Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, is one of four students nationally to win a predoctoral research fellowship award from the American Epilepsy Society. ( read more )
Colin Derdeyn, MD, the Krabbenhoft Chair in Radiology and department executive officer of radiology, is a winner of the 2019 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research. ( read more )
The Iowa Neuroscience Institute has awarded two grants to support early-career faculty members pursuing research in epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disease. Brian Dlouhy, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery, and Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over two years to support their...