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  • The lab in UMass is now open We've moved into a somewhat renovated empty space. Here are the pictures of it while it's still clean. The lab is in 104, 105, 106, and 107 Morrill ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2017, 1:30 PM by Paul Katz
  • The lab has moved to UMass Amherst The lab equipment has been packed up and shipped to UMass. Renovations on the laboratory in Amherst are almost finished. Akira is staying at GSU in Atlanta and will continue ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2017, 9:31 AM by Paul Katz
  • Two new publications show species differences in neural circuits  We had two new papers appear on line this week. The first is: Sakurai and Katz (2017) " Artificial Synaptic Rewiring Demonstrates that Distinct Neural Circuit Configurations Underlie Homologous Behaviors" Current ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 8:26 PM by Paul Katz
  • Arianna Tamvacakis defends her PhD dissertation Arianna gave a flawless thesis seminar entitled, "Investigating Serotonin Receptor Expression in Single Homologous Neurons Underlying Independently Evolved and Species-Specific Behaviors". Here's the abstract: Serotonin (5-HT) receptors ...
    Posted May 2, 2017, 3:12 AM by Paul Katz
  • Katz Lab "Sluggers" play in Beach Volleyball Tournament Anastasia, Rachael, Vidya, and Paul along with some ringers competed in the Biology Graduate Student Association Beach Volleyball tournament. Amirah was there to cheer us on. Although we were knocked ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2017, 7:58 PM by Paul Katz
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