Dr. Nuo Li, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine, was selected to receive the 2021 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award.
Dr. Matthew McGinley's research featured in Wall Street Journal
Principal investigator Dr. Matthew McGinley was featured in the Wall Street Journal. The article describes the research in the McGinley Lab using pupillometry (measurement of pupil size and reactivity) as a non-invasive biosensor to monitor arousal and attention in health and disease. Read the article: "How to Get Smarter: Start with the Brain Itself."
New research by Baylor College of Medicine scientists, including Dr. Mauro Costa-Mattioli at suggests that microbes in the gut may contribute to certain symptoms associated with complex neurological disorders.
Peter Saggau Appointed Emeritus Professor
Dr. Peter Saggau has been appointed as an emeritus professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Saggau was among the first wave of recruits to Neuroscience and quickly established an outstanding research program in optical methods for studying neuronal activity and circuit function. Dr. Saggau played a particularly important role in helping other researchers at BCM establish his innovative, cutting edge optical methods for their research programs..
An unconventional bacteria-based approach has successfully reversed deficits in social behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in genetic, environmental, and idiopathic mouse models of the condition.