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  • Karolinska Institutet | Newswire
    Karolinska Institute Karolinska Institutet Nicholson Lecture Ralph Steinman September 2 2010 Awards and Honors Paul Greengard receives Karolinska Institutet s Bicentennial Gold Medal The gold medal is the highest award conferred by the Karolinska Institutet one of the world s leading medical universities during its 200th anniversary celebrations The medal recognizes the work of an individual not permanently located at the Karolinska Institutet who has contributed to and has achieved

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  • Ralph Steinman | Newswire
    and molecular mechanisms for angiogenesis and vascular permeability More Tags Christer Betsholtz Cori Bargmann Karolinska Institute Karolinska Institutet Nicholson Lecture Ralph Steinman March 16 2011 Awards and Honors Elaine Fuchs awarded 2011 Albany Medical Center Prize Rockefeller scientist is recognized for her contributions toward realizing the vast potential of stem cells to treat and reverse disease More Tags Albany Medical Center Prize Elaine Fuchs Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology

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  • Cornelia Bargmann receives Kavli Prize in Neuroscience | Newswire
    Bargmann s lab also provided the first evidence in any animal for the detailed neuronal pathway between a specific sen sory receptor protein and behavior Cori s research on understanding the interaction between environment experience and the neural circuits involved in the C elegans olfactory system have illuminated in exquisite detail some of the fundamental relationships between genes and behavior says Marc Tessier Lavigne president of Rockefeller I am pleased that Cori s path breaking work has been recognized with this prestigious award C elegans has a very simple nervous system that consists of just 302 neurons with reproducible functions morphologies and synaptic connections Despite this simplicity many of the genes and signaling mechanisms used in the roundworm s nervous system are similar to those of mammals The ability to manipulate the activity of individual genes and neurons in C elegans makes it possible to determine how neural circuits develop and function Some of the most complex behaviors in C elegans occur in response to smell and these are at the heart of the Bargmann lab s research The tiny worm can sense hundreds of different odors discriminate among them and generate reactions that are appropriate to the odor cue Since its nervous system is so simple it s possible for researchers to determine how individual neurons contribute to these behaviors In C elegans as in other animals odors are detected by so called G protein coupled odorant receptors on specialized sensory neurons The odors that activate one sensory neuron regulate a behavioral output such as attraction or avoidance Bargmann s lab studies the pathways from sensory input to behavioral output by quantitative analysis of behavior under well defined conditions genetic manipulation of individual neuronal cells calcium imaging from neurons in living animals and forward and reverse genetic approaches Bargmann is also investigating how much flexibility is present in a simple nervous system For example C elegans is capable of learning the odors of different bacteria and avoiding those that previously made them ill These learned olfactory behaviors are associated with neurochemical changes that lead to rapid behavioral remodeling Another interest of the Bargmann laboratory is how genetic variation between individuals can cause them to behave differently from one another In C elegans a single gene determines whether animals prefer to eat alone or in social groups This gene encodes a neuropeptide receptor a modulator that integrates multiple sensory inputs to generate coordinated behaviors A current focus of Bargmann s research is on learning how modulatory systems like this neuropeptide receptor affect the flow of information between neurons Bargmann received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia She received her Ph D in 1987 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she worked under Robert A Weinberg at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research She did postdoctoral studies with H Robert Horvitz also at MIT until 1991 when she accepted a faculty position at the University of California San Francisco She remained there until 2004 when she

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  • Rockefeller hosts first Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellows Symposium | Newswire
    Levy Foundation works through these institutions to identify and support the best people and ideas at this critical stage in their young careers In 2008 the Levy Foundation awarded a 4 5 million grant to the university to fund the Leon Levy Presidential Fellowships in Neuroscience Designed to recruit young scientists whose research is at the crossroads of physics mathematics and neuroscience the Levy Fellowships in Neuroscience serve as the pilot phase in a larger Presidential Fellows Program designed to encourage interdisciplinary research The neuroscience fellowships are two year non tenure track appointments and fellows have independent positions not attached to existing laboratories at the university Grant money covers fellows salaries research and equipment as well as travel to scientific conferences and a lecture series At Rockefeller the Levy Fellowships in Neuroscience were established within the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind Brain and Behavior originally founded in 1998 through a grant from Levy and his wife Shelby White to conduct research on the neural basis of complex mental processes The White Levy Center is co directed by Bargmann who also is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and President Emeritus Torsten N Wiesel The Leon

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  • Leon Levy Fellows | Newswire
    Levy Fellows from Rockefeller Columbia and New York universities Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College will discuss their latest neuroscience research with current Leon Levy Fellows as well as their mentors former fellows and principal investigators involved with the fellowship program More Tags Cori Bargmann Leon Levy Fellows Torsten N Wiesel Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive

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  • Torsten N. Wiesel | Newswire
    Wiesel Torsten Wiesel visual neuroscience October 16 2014 In the News In The News Q A Torsten Wiesel Q A Torsten Wiesel Torsten Wiesel is president emeritus of Rockefeller University in New York City He shared half of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with David Hubel for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual More Tags Torsten N Wiesel May 16 2012 Campus News Rockefeller hosts first Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellows Symposium The first Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellows Symposium will be held at Rockefeller University on Wednesday May 16 Levy Fellows from Rockefeller Columbia and New York universities Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College will discuss their latest neuroscience research with current Leon Levy Fellows as well as their mentors former fellows and principal investigators involved with the fellowship program More Tags Cori Bargmann Leon Levy Fellows Torsten N Wiesel May 31 2007 Awards and Honors Torsten Wiesel receives National Medal of Science Rockefeller University President Emeritus Torsten N Wiesel who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is a recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Science More Tags National Medal of Science Torsten N Wiesel October 24 2005

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  • Genes help worms decide where to dine | Newswire
    s Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior and in Leonid Kruglyak s lab at Princeton interbred two different strains of the worm to create about 100 distinct genotypes Using a statistically powered genetic screen the researchers were able to zero in on variations in genes that appeared to have an outsize impact on the worms decisions to exploit an existing food supply or explore new areas The impact of the gene variants on the worms foraging behavior was the most significant in borderline decisions when the amount of available bacteria was in a middling range Where the bacteria were especially bountiful or especially scarce the effects diminished Bendesky and colleagues wanted to know not just what genes are involved but how A variant of one gene npr 1 was previously known to affect the worms foraging behavior among other things but it does not occur in native nematodes which are often found in agricultural settings feeding on the bacteria in rotting fruits and vegetables Rather it arose in a strain bred for laboratory use A natural variant of tyra 3 however opened up a new line of research says Bargmann Rockefeller s Torsten N Wiesel Professor and also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute To find out where in the nervous system tyra 3 was active the scientists labeled the tyramine receptor with a green fluorescent protein The gene expression pattern spread through about a dozen cells but the researchers determined that the primary effect on foraging behavior was the gene s expression in two sensory neurons that detect environmental cues More research could provide details about the neural circuits that coordinate the worms foraging behavior with the environment Tyramine is related to mammalian noradrenaline which is involved in a variety of arousal behaviors and its release is

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  • Shaham and Chalasani named winners of 2009 Blavatnik Awards | Newswire
    the brain In addition to discovering a number of mechanisms that regulate apoptotic cell death the Shaham lab in 2007 identified a novel nonapoptotic cell death program that is conserved from C elegans to vertebrates He further pinpointed several genes involved in the new cell death program that may also be linked to certain neurodegenerative diseases Shaham received his Ph D in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed postdoctoral studies at the University of California San Francisco before joining Rockefeller He is a recipient of the Klingenstein Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences the Breast Cancer Alliance Masin Young Investigator Award and the Weill Caulier Herschel Fellowship among other honors Chalasani who received his Ph D in biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 joined the UC San Francisco laboratory of Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Cori Bargmann as a postdoctoral fellow that year and moved with Bargmann to Rockefeller University in 2004 His research focuses on how the C elegans nervous system responds to changes in the environment by generating behaviors that last several minutes Chalasani has also received a Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation Fellowship Made possible by a grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists were created in 2007 to recognize highly innovative impactful and interdisciplinary accomplishments in the life sciences physical sciences and engineering made by young investigators working in New York New Jersey and Connecticut A jury of 63 distinguished scientists conducted two rounds of reviews of the research achievements of each of this year s finalists Past recipients from Rockefeller University include Richard E Salomon Family Professor Tom W Muir in 2008 and Chemers Family Associate Professor Leslie B Vosshall in 2007 Past finalists from Rockefeller have included three postdocs in 2008 Valerie Horsley Andreas Keller and

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