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Neuroscience Press Releases

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View a listing of neuroscience related press releases from Baylor College of Medicine. 

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Dr. Melanie Samuel named 73rd Mallinckrodt Scholar

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Dr. Melanie Samuel, associate professor of neuroscience and the Huffington Center on Aging was named the 73rd Mallinckrodt Scholar by the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation. 

This national competition recognizes innovative investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Studies funded by this award will investigate roles for neuron-microglia signaling in modifying neural disease outcomes. View previous award recipients.

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Dr. Ray Russel received 2022 Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award

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Faculty Awards Day took place on May 19, 2022 to recognize Baylor College of Medicine faculty for their excellence in education, patient care, service  and professionalism. Dr. Russell Ray, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and McNair Scholar was the recipient of a 2022 Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in the category of Teaching and Evaluation which is given to most skilled and committed educators in our College. View a full list of faculty award recipients.

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Dr. Melanie Samuel receives 2022 Women of Excellence Award

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Dr. Melanie Samuel, associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Huffington Center on Aging was named  recipient of 2022 Women of Excellence Award by Baylor College of Medicine for her extraordinary contributions and accomplishments to towards promotion of women in science and diversity and inclusion. She exemplifies BCM values and is exceptionally dedicated to issues that affect women at BCM and in the larger community. View a full list of faculty honorees and details about this prestigious award.

Dr. Nuo Li Recieves 2021 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award

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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.
 

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Dr. Matthew McGinley's research featured in Wall Street Journal

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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."
 

Microbes may hold the key for treating neurological disorders

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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. 

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Peter Saggau Appointed Emeritus Professor

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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.. 

Dr. Matthew Rasband recognized for outstanding mentorship

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Dr. Matthew N. Rasband, professor, and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship.

Dr. Joanna Jankowsky receives Alzheimer’s Association grant

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Dr. Joanna Jankowsky has been awarded a Zenith Fellows research grant, which supports scientists who have contributed significantly to the Alzheimer's disease research field.

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