3.20.13 Go Dr. Parker! Her application was supported by the Nellie Ball Foundation. We are grateful for their support and very excited to begin experiments. .
3.19.13 Welcome Sundari Ilsa to the lab. OK, she's 7 weeks old. She seems to have mastered scientific skepticism already, however.
1.21.13 Congratulations to Ben Land, whose paper describing a novel top-down circuit controlling food intake, is now out at Nature Neuroscience .
12.30.13 We just heard on that our Bachmann-Strauss Foundation application was funded. This project explores the neural circuitry of levodopa-induced dyskinesias, which we are very excited to start. We are grateful for their generous support.
12.26.13 Check our editorial in Neurology about the role of amantadine and dyskinesia .
12.1.13 Check out the news and views on our adaptive control paper, with a cool model of how it might work.
10.31.13 Krystal Parker's review on executive function, interval timing, and Parkinson's is now out at Frontiers in Neuroscience .
10.20.13 A new paper describing the mechanism of adaptive control is now on Nature Neuroscience's advanced online publication. This paper, involving a collaboration with Jim Cavanagh and Michael Frank, describes common low-frequency oscillations in rats and humans. These oscillations synchronize neurons across frontal cortex to improve behavior after errors.
Here's a great interview by Mark about this paper.
10.14.13 Our first data paper on prefrontal D1 signaling during an RT task was accepted by the journal Neuroscience! This paper makes the point that ventral tegmental dopamine controls temporal expectation during reaction time performance via D1-type dopamine receptors. Way to go Krystal, Stephanie, and Adam!
9.26.13 Welcome to Young-cho Kim , who will join the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Kim has an outstanding background in genetics, the molecular biology of the D1 dopamine receptor, and behavioral analysis.
8.7.13 Congratulations! To Krystal Parker, for winning the 2014 NARSAD Young Investigator Award. This work will explore how the cerebellum sculpts cognitive signals in the prefrontal cortex.
7.31.13 A big thanks to Karun Kiani, who initiated automated video-tracking algorithms. Karun is an undergraduate from Claremont-McKenna, and we will continue working with him on his thesis
6.17.13 We're looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates with a strong systems neuroscience background. Apply now!
6.10.13 Congratulations to Stephanie Alberico, who will join the Pharmacology T32 grant.
6.5.13 Dr. Jeremy Greenlee, presented analysis of coherence between frontal and temporal cortex at the Acoustical Society of America.
6.1.13 Check out our new review article describing the role of prefrontal dopamine and cognitive symptoms of PD.
5.8.13 Stephanie Alberico, the labs' very first graduate student, will be joining our lab!
4.1.13 We just won a pilot grant from the Department of Neurology to study interval timing and executive dysfunction in patients with Parkinson's disease.
3.26.13 Johnathan Kingyon is presenting a poster of our collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Greenlee at a Research In The Capitol conference in Des. He also just won a Rhodes Dunlap College Scholarship from the Honors program!
3.13.13 Check out short blurb at Yale Medicine on our work on interval timing.
3.1.13 Thanks to Jim Cavanagh for presenting our abstract "Common neural correlates of adaptive control in the anterior cingulate cortex of rats and humans" at Cosyne 2013
2.1.13 We just won a Carver Trust MRIG pilot grant for RNA-interference of a-synuclein. We are excited to push this program forward.
1.23.13 Dr. Narayanan is a recipient of the
NARSAD Young Investigator award. We are excited to use this award to investigate how dopamine influences prefrontal circuits.
1.14.12 Dron Lamichhane will work with us during his neurology residency to study timing in Parkinson's patients.
12.7.12 Krystal Parker joined the lab as our first postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Parker is an expert on cerebellar physiology, and she will study how prefrontal and dopamine circuits interact with the cerebellum.
12.7.12 We're excited to have Johnathan Kingyon join the lab as an undergraduate research assistant.
11.27.12 Check our new paper describing the role of prefrontal D1 dopamine receptors and temporal control, in the early edition of PNAS .
10.26.12 Congratulations to Adam Miller , who will join us in the lab as a research assistant this year.