News 2018-04-13T15:15:20+00:00


Swartz Center Seminar Series kicks off with visit from Anne Collins

This past week, UW CNC was thrilled to host Anne Collins as our first official '18-'19 Swartz Center visitor. Anne is an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley in the department of Psychology, and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Her lab's research focuses on building and testing computational models of the brain's processes for learning and decision making. During her visit, Anne met with CNC faculty members and trainees, and gave [...]

New Graduate Students Appointed to the Computational Neuroscience Training Program

We are thrilled to announce our new graduate appointees to the Computational Neuroscience Training Grant. From an extremely competitive application pool, two students were selected. They will receive two years of NIH-supported funding to support their research in theoretical neuroscience. Dennis Tabuena is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience, and is mentored by Bill Moody in the Biology department. His work focuses on the role of sleep in regulating early synchronous activity in the [...]

Adree Songco-Aguas wins poster award at CNS

Congratulations to CNC Undergraduated Fellow Adree Songco-Aguas on being awarded a poster award at the Computational Neuroscience Society meeting, which took place last week in Seattle. She presented on "Modeling rod-cone parallel processing in the retina." Adree presents a similar poster at the FASEB meeting. Adree is a recent Neurobiology graduate. The CNC Computational Neuroscience Undergraduate Training Program was able to support Adree's work in the lab of Fred Rieke. Following [...]

Adrienne Fairhall appointed to BRAIN Initiative Working Group 2.0

CNC co-director and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics Adrienne Fairhall was recently appointed to the BRAIN Initiative's Advisory Committee to the Director Working Group 2.0. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative was announced in April 2013, as part of the White House Neuroscience Initiative. The primary objective of the initiative is the development of new tools and technologies to understand and manipulate neural circuits,  with the ultimate goal of revolutionizing [...]

Graduate and Undergraduate Training Program Applications now Open!

We are happy to announce that applications for 2018 admission to both our undergraduate and graduate training programs are now open! The Computational Neuroscience Graduate Training Program provides up to 2 years of funding to students working in theoretical and computational neuroscience. Limited positions are available for non-US citizens. For more information and the application, please visit the CNTG page. Applications are due August 1. The undergraduate Computational Neuroscience Training Program is a [...]

Gabrielle Gutierrez wins NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Congratulations to Gabrielle Gutierrez, CNC postdoc working Eric Shea-Brown and Fred Rieke, who has been awarded a prestigious NIH Pathway to Independence award. The award will support Gabrielle's continued postdoctoral work at the interface of applied math and biophysics, and then support her transition to an independent faculty role. Gabrielle will continue her work on the neural circuit architecture of the retina as it relates to processing and compressing statistical features of visual information. [...]