Zebrafish brains open doors to all brains. By: Krishna Ramanujan, Cornell Chronicle
Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift CONGRATULATIONS Joe!
David Bulkin, postdoc in the Warden Lab, has been awarded a 2015 Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Dr. Bulkin will investigate the neural underpinnings of depression with a novel optical technology to observe neurons. Pairing calcium indicators with a lens implanted deep into the brain, Dr. Bulkin can measure the activity of neurons optically with a miniature microscope and determine how they change during behaviors relevant to depression.
Jesse Goldberg and Melissa Warden have been awarded 2015 NIH Director's New Innovator Awards. These awards are highly selective and prestigious: 41 were given this year, 9 of which were in the general area of Neuroscience. As you can see in the following link, Jesse and Melissa are part of a very impressive group of young scientists:
Tenture-track position as Assistant Professor
The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Neurobiology. Applicants must have a PhD and investigate the neuronal basis of behavior. The individual will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to participate and excel in NBB’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.
APPLY via: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6106
Questions about the search can be directed to Prof. Joseph Fetcho, Chair, Search Committee, NBB, Seeley G. Mudd Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853–2702 (email@example.com). Review of applications begins November 15, 2015.
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Turnell, B. R. and Shaw, K. L. 2015; High opportunity for postcopulatory sexual selection under field conditions
Michael J. Sheehan and Thore J. Bergman 2015;
Is there an evolutionary trade-off between quality signaling and social recognition?
Ni Y. Feng, Daniel J. Fergus, Andrew H. Bass 2015; Neural transcriptome reveals molecular mechanisms for temporal control of vocalization across multiple timescales
Jay J. Falk, Hannah M. ter Hofstede, Patricia L. Jones, Marjorie M. Dixon, Paul A. Faure, Elisabeth K. V. Kalko, Rachel A. Page 2015; Sensory-based niche partitioning in a multiple predator–multiple prey community
Please see write-up in the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/21/scientists-say-this-bugs-love-songs-could-court-a-mate-or-a-crushing-death/
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|SEMINARS AND JOURNAL CLUBS
|Their will be no NBB Seminar - Thurs. Nov. 26, 2015; Thanksgiving
NBB Seminar - Thurs. Dec. 3, 2015; 12:30 - Karen Kapheim;Causes and Consequences fo Social Evolution in Bees.
Lunch Bunch Journal Club - Tues. Nov. 24, 2015; 12:20PM Mingzi Xu; Towards unraveling the genetic architecture underlying song-preference covariation in Laupala crickets.
Topics in Neural Basis of Behavior - Fri. Nov. 20, 2015 - Joe Fetcho; A Spinal Opsin Controls Early Neural Activity and Drives a Behavioral Light Response.