Author name: Sushmitha Gururaj

Dr. Ashley Ingiosi Talk About Biology of Brain While Sleeping

Coffee Break with Dr. Ashley Ingiosi

A postdoctoral researcher in Marcos Frank’s lab, she discusses her work examining astroglial biology in sleep and sleep homeostasis. What is your background and how did you become a circuit neuroscientist? I got BS degrees in Biopsychology and General Biology as well as a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan to study sleep

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Fear Memory

Believe it or not, this post was on our editorial calendar way back in January, and not even in our wildest imagination had we envisioned that at the time of publishing, life itself would become defined by the topic at hand- fear. Fear and anxiety are all too familiar to the world as a whole

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Coffee Break with Dr. Sachin Patel

Coffee Break with Dr. Sachin Patel

Our brain’s ability to respond and adapt to stress is imperative to health, with dysfunctional neuroadaptation being a key trigger for development and exacerbation of a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. Endogenous cannabinoids (eCBs) are well established regulators of this stress response, making their sophisticated synaptic signaling mechanisms

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Dr. Gabriela J Martins

Coffee Break with Dr. Gabriela J Martins

Our social skills pervade most aspects our life, defining our role in the family, workplace, society and beyond. People affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) face challenges in social interaction and communication, experiencing core symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and restricted interests. The lab of Rui Costa at Columbia University explores the neurobiology of ‘self-paced’

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Dr. Walter Fischler

Coffee Break with Dr. Walter Fischler

The sense of smell is an evolutionarily primitive one, and the species that rely on it for survival are many. It isn’t surprising, then, that a sophisticated neurobiology has evolved to allow for external olfactory information to be transmitted, processed and translated into behavioral responses. This is what Dr. Walter Fischler studies as a postdoctoral

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Dentate Gyrus

Dentate Gyrus 101

Some of us collect books, some others collect stamps or coins or shells or shoes, but almost every one of us collects one thing- memories. We love them or hate them, we hang them on our walls sometimes, we’re defined by them. An important region of the brain that encodes for new memories is the

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