Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Hearty congratulations to Drs. Patrick Kanold and Wolfgang Losert (Physics) and their NIH collaborator Dietmar Plenz on receiving one of the inaugural NIH BRAIN initiative
awards. With their three-year $1.7 million grant, the researchers plan
to develop new imaging technologies and data analysis techniques that
will further our understanding of how large networks of neurons in the
brain interact to process sensory information.
A news release about the award is posted on the CMNS website and is featured on the CMNS homepage: http://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/features/2501
Wed, Jul 2, 2014
Dr. Michael Cummings and his colleagues Drs. Steve Mount,
Mihai Pop, and Sridhar Hannenhalli received funding for their
First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) proposal entitled
"Genomics of the Diamondback Terrapin". Students will be involved in
both computer-based and laboratory research contributing to the
Diamondback Terrapin genome project.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014
Newly-minted Professor Emeritus Dr. Arthur Popper and 14 colleagues from around the world are the authors of "Sound Exposure Guidelines for Fishes and Sea Turtles."
The monograph, published by Springer and the ASA Press, is a Technical
Report for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The
guidelines are focused on providing necessary information for regulation
of human activities that produce underwater noise, such as pile driving
used in construction of off-shore wind farms and seismic air guns used
in off-shore exploration for oil and gas. Dr. Popper was also an
invited discussant at a workshop on "Effects of human activities on
Northern Right Whales" that took place at Duke University in mid-June.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Simon has been awarded a
UMD/UMAB Research & Innovation Seed Grant. In collaboration with
Dr. Elliot Hong, Dr. Simon will examine auditory neurophysiological
dysfunctions, including hallucinations, observed in individuals with
schizophrenia. The neural mechanisms underlying these diverse
abnormalities, which are measured by electroencephalography and
magnetoencephalography techniques, are not known. This research will
advance the state of research in schizophrenia.