February Collins

Image of the Month

Coronal slice (1mm thick) of CLARITY-treated adult mouse brain expressing GFP in a subset of neurons (Thy1-GFP).  CLARITY renders tissue optically transparent permitting deep and complete imaging of tissues, including brains. Section was stained with antibodies to GFP and color-coded by depth to facilitate individual neuron visualization. 

Image by Luis de la Torre-Ubieta, PhD, post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD. More here.

 

 

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Neuroscience News Featured Article

BRI PHYSIOLOGISTS CHALLENGE TRADITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IN THE PAST AND PRESENT

Image: Homology model of a P2X channel, with the pore lining second transmembrane domain shown in
grey, courtesy of the Khakh laboratory. More about Dr. Khakh here.
 

NANTHIA SUTHANA

Introducing the BRI's New Member

NANTHIA SUTHANA, Ph.D, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR-IN-RESIDENCE, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY

Her research focus is on the neural basis of human learning and memory with a specific interest in how the brain forms and retrieves memories for facts and everyday events, and how this process may be facilitated through invasive and non-invasive surgical methodologies.

Dr. Suthana completed her Ph.D in Neuroscience at UCLA in the laboratory of Dr. Susan Bookheimer in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Knowlton, where she studied human medial temporal involvement during episodic memory formation. As a graduate student, she was twice the recipient of the UCLA Brain Research Institute Travel Award, Society for Neuroscience, and received the UCLA Jeffrey L. Hanson Award for Distinguished Service.

More about Dr. Suthana here.

DR. DAVID GLANZMAN

In the News

DR. DAVID GLANZMAN UNLOCKS POTENTIAL KEY TO MEMORY RESTORATION

His research, published in the online journal eLife sciences challenges the widely held idea that stable synapses store long-term memories, giving patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease hope. More about the study here.

More on Dr. Glanzman here

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Upcoming Events

March 10th, 2015

UCLA Joint Seminars in Neuroscience presents the Brain Research Institute Twenty-Sixth Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
Presented by Istvan Mody, PhD
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
"Inhibition in the Brain: Watching the Wheels go Round and Round"

Hosted by Chris Evans, PhD
4pm Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
Special reception to follow

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