if you are anything like Alexa D'Ambra, a 2nd year neuroscience graduate student, the perfect way to spend a rainy saturday afternoon is in the lab recording in vivo neural activity with brand new multi-channel probes! Open ephys + FHC probes = BFF
As scientists and engineers, we do a lot really well. We build tunnels and roads; we build medical equipment that saves lives. We can decipher your DNA like nobody’s business. We track elusive wildlife and build sensors to monitor literally hundreds of things in the environment. We can write code that turns your house lights on and your city lights off.
The fact is that we are really good at the things in which we’ve been trained. In the right circumstances, we can make a bomb of money off that training. Since our society el...
Graduate school is exciting, fulfilling and intellectually stimulating; it can also be frustrating, disappointing and doubt-triggering. During my graduate school years I was fortunate to have a group of fantastic faculty mentors I would turn to for scientific, career, and even personal advice. Fast forward a few years, the graduate students of our program surprised me yesterday with the Outstanding Graduate Mentor in Neuroscience Award! I am honored and lucky to be part of this group and to have the opportunity to pass forward all that my mentors taught me.
At UC Davis Neuro we love good beer and we love neuroscience! Our students found the perfect way to combine these two passions: neuro outreach at Sudwerk's, a popular local brewery. The music was good (UCDavis students and faculty played live), the beer was cold, and the mission was accomplished!
Why do you need your cerebellum? Find out in this video featuring an original song by Taylor Joel Woodward, a post-baccalaureate research assistant at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This video received Honorable Mention in the 2017 Brain Awareness Video Contest. Watch on YouTube and like!