Articles from June 2019

Alex Petrucci earns prestigious fellowship award

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Alexandra Petrucci has received a predoctoral research fellowship award from the American Epilepsy Society (AES).Petrucci, who works in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute lab of Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, was one of four students nationally to receive this award. She will use the funding to support her epilepsy research investigating post-ictal generalized EEG suppression network and receptor...

Recent alumnus Thomas James publishes in eLife!

Monday, June 10, 2019
Recent alumnus Thomas James (2018) recently published this study in eLife with his mentor, C. Andrew Frank. The Frank lab researches the ability of neurons to self-regulate their own activity (i.e., homeostatic plasticity), and this study examines the role of second messenger pathways at the fruit fly neuromuscular synapse.Abstract: Synapses and circuits rely on neuroplasticity to adjust output...