Congratulations to Dr. Kate Mulligan
for being voted Medical Student Year 1 Professor of the Year (2012-13). This is the second consecutive year that she has been so honored by the first year class.
Dr. Andy Farr was also recognized with an Honorable Mention.
Dr. Mo Li has been appointed an Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Liquo Wang, effective Jan. 1.
Dr. Zhihong Cheng has been appointed Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Wenqing Xu effective Jan. 1.
New Grant Awarded:
Dr. Wyeth Bair and Dr. Anitha Pasupathy have received a new NSF award
entitled "US-German Collaboration: Circuit models of form processing in primate V4". The aim of the project is to understand how the primate
visual system is able to recognize objects under a wide variety of viewing conditions. The goal is to uncover the neural circuitry and associated
computations that underly this capacity,using computer modeling, analysis of natural scenes and primate electrophysiology.
has been awarded a Competitive Renewal for his grant "Genetics of Zebrafish Hair Cell Toxicity". The goals of the grant aim to facilitate development of therapeutic agents to prevent hearing loss through understanding the cellular pathways and molecular identities of potential therapeutic targets that regulate death and survival of inner ear hair cells.