In a new paper in Tissue Engineering: Part C, members of Dr. Diane Hoffman-Kim's lab describe a relatively accessible method for making a working – though not thinking – sphere of central nervous system tissue. The advance could provide an inexpensive and easy-to-make 3-D testbed for biomedical research.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s newly expanded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Program has awarded 30 fellowships to outstanding students who are pursuing a PhD in the life sciences and who are committed to increasing diversity among scientists.
On the path to a doctoral program at Brown, Valerie Zabala had guidance from mentors along the way. With a Gilliam fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, she’ll gain the training to become a mentor, too.
Read the full article about Valerie's journey from mentee to mentor here.
Dr. Julie Kauer, MPPB Professor, is part of a team of Brown University and Central Michigan University scientists that just received a 3-year, $1 Million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for the Optogenetics Project that will strive to make optogenetics even more powerful in the brain and beyond.