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Epilepsy & Gene Therapy

posted Dec 12, 2018, 11:41 AM by Esther Krook-Magnuson

Nature looks at the use of gene therapy (including opto!) for epilepsy:
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07644-y

(Also, check out the beautiful cerebellum slice)

Purple

posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:28 PM by Esther Krook-Magnuson

Why the purple boarder you ask?  
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Learn more:
https://www.efepa.org/get-involved/neam/
https://www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org/
and work towards a CURE
https://www.cureepilepsy.org/

Congratulations, Bethany!!

posted Oct 26, 2018, 10:57 AM by Esther Krook-Magnuson

Congratulations to Bethany Stieve on being awarded this year's Morris Smithberg's Memorial Prize, awarded to the most outstanding first year in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience!!
learn more about the prize here: http://www.neuroscience.umn.edu/awards/morris-smithberg-memorial-prize

Accepted for publication

posted Jun 29, 2018, 10:59 AM by Esther Krook-Magnuson   [ updated Jul 7, 2018, 10:27 AM ]

We got word today that Zach's paper has been accepted for publication at eNeuro --  Congrats to all the authors!

Ever wonder what would happen if you injected kainate into the ventral, rather than dorsal, hippocampus?
Looking for a good way to quickly analyze a lot of EEG seizure data?
Looking for a way to study anhedonic phenotypes in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy?

Then check out:
http://www.eneuro.org/content/early/2018/07/06/ENEURO.0158-18.2018

Poster Prizes

posted May 24, 2018, 9:28 AM by Esther Krook-Magnuson

Congratulations to Mikaela on her poster getting third place at the Wallin Neuroscience Discovery Day event!
and Congratulations to Martha on her poster getting second place at the MnDRIVE Brain Conditions retreat!

Accepted for publication!

posted May 16, 2018, 1:48 PM by Esther Krook-Magnuson

Congratulations to Zoe on having her review paper entitled "Specificity, Versatility, and Continual Development: the Power of Optogenetics for Epilepsy Research" accepted for publication in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.  Check back later for a link to the article.

Congrats to Zach, aka "President's Student Leadership and Service Awardee"

posted Mar 29, 2018, 8:54 AM by Esther Krook-Magnuson

Zach was just awarded the 2018 President's Student Leadership and Service Award (catchingly abbreviated: PSLSA), in recognition of his efforts to strengthen the University community.
Congratulations Zach!

Congratulations, Zoe!

posted Mar 19, 2018, 12:41 PM by Esther Krook-Magnuson   [ updated May 24, 2018, 9:30 AM ]

Congratulations to Zoe Christenson Wick on her truly awesome NRSA score!!

Did you know?

posted Feb 19, 2018, 3:32 PM by Esther Krook-Magnuson

The University of Minnesota contributes more than $8.6 billion dollars a year in economic activity to the state of Minnesota-supporting more than 77,000 jobs across Minnesota and generating more than $470 million in state and local government revenue.  
AND 
Each year, the graduating class adds more than $189 million in annual earning to the state's economy, powering communities throughout the state. Over a lifetime of employment, all U of M alumni currently living in Minnesota will have contributed more than $256 billion in impact. 
Go U!

International Epilepsy Day

posted Feb 12, 2018, 8:08 AM by Esther Krook-Magnuson

Today (2/12) is International Epilepsy Day.  
Meet Campi, see photos, and learn more here:
https://epilepsy.org/

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