Department of Neuroscience



Neuroscience in the News


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Dr. Nuo Li to receive the 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. 

The awards ceremony will be from 2 - 4 p.m. on Oct. 5. During this time, Dr. Li will present an overview of his award-winning research. A press release is forthcoming. 

The Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award recognizes scientists whose recent research demonstrates the breadth and depth of  basic science at Baylor College of Medicine. The awards are given on an annual basis in recognition of Baylor faculty who have made the most significant published scientific contribution to clinical or basic biomedical research during the past three years. The awards are funded by the DeBakey Medical Foundation.


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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. 

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. 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.

Microbial-based treatment reverses social deficits in mouse models of autism

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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.

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