Aly won a UCI Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation fellowship! So happy to see her efforts be rewarded, she’s been doing an amazing job leading our undergraduate lab seminar/discussion course (informally called B-lab 101, now 102). Congrats Aly!!

Katrina Lee Bartas joins us as a graduate student from MCSB! Welcome Katrina!!

Congratulations to lab superstar Pieter for winning a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award in the Life Sciences – Artificial Intelligence group! The prestigious award will provide three years of funding for Pieter’s exciting work. 🙂 We’re proud of you!!

Lizzy’s poster presentation at the 8th annual Conte Center Symposium won a poster award! Drinks on Lizzy!!!

Kevin won third place during the Kahoot game at the annual Physiology and Biophysics holiday party!

 

February 2020: Dr. Beier received a UCI Conte Center Seed grant to identify the neural circuits which mediate increased susceptibility to opiate addiction in individuals who experienced early-life adversity: https://contecenter.uci.edu/seed-grant-winners/

November 2019: Dr. Beier was awarded the NIH New Innovator Award for the project: Sculpting the Brain: High-Resolution Spatiotemporally-Controlled Modulation of Memories. https://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator/awardrecipients

September 2020: Dr. Beier was awarded the One Mind Rising Stars Award to investigate the neural circuits involved in the development of depression: https://onemind.org/rising-star-awards/

September 2020: Dr. Beier received a grant from American Parkinson’s Disease Association to study circuit-level pathology caused by dopamine depletion: https://www.apdaparkinson.org/research/investigators/kevin_beier/

July 2020: Dr. Beier received a Freedman Prize Honorable Mention for a project to develop molecular technologies to modulate synaptic plasticity: https://www.bbrfoundation.org/content/brain-behavior-research-foundation-honors-six-mental-health-researchers

April 2020: Dr. Beier was awarded the Alzheimer’s Association’s New to the Field Award

March 2020: Dr. Beier won the New Vision Award for a project investigating neural circuit changes involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease: https://newvisionresearch.org/ccad2020

 

Dr. Beier was awarded the Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program High Impact Pilot Award and the New Investigator Award

Congratulations to May on being awarded the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program predoctoral fellowship! This Fellowship will provide three years of support for May’s investigation of the factors driving nicotine addiction.

Did you know? Nearly 70% of tobacco users want to quit, but 90% of those who try fail! May’s work will help us understand why this is.