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Megan McDonnell wins President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)

Megan McDonnell, a BME freshman conducting research in the Stanley Lab since January 2018 was awarded a PURA Salary Award, which will allow her to continue her work on the anatomical and functional correlates of the sense of touch during the summer.

Find out more about the PURA here

Stanley Lab participates in Science.Art.Wonder

Olivia Cox presents her two paintings “Tickle” and “Optogenetics”

Olivia Cox, a Georgia Tech freshman paired with Aurélie Pala, a postdoc in the Stanley Lab, to create two paintings, entitled “Tickle” and “Optogenetics” illustrating her current research. The project started in the fall of 2017 as part of the Science.Art.Wonder intiative and culminated in a showcase at the Atlanta Science Festival in March 2018.

Read more about Science.Art.Wonder here. See more art from the event here.

 

 

 

 

The painting, Tickle, shows two different paths the electrical activity takes to travel from one side of the brain to the other. The background shows the electrical activity measured at different locations within the outermost part of the brain. The foreground is a representation of a section through the brain, with two populations of brain cells involved in the transfer of electrical activity identified through their labeling with fluorescent molecules

“Optogenetics” by Olivia Cox

Poster & Workshop at COSYNE 2018

Friday March 2nd 2018

Adam Willats will present his work on state-aware control at
Poster II-38 State-aware control of neural activity: design & analysis. Adam Willats, Michael Bolus, Clarissa Whitmire, Garrett Stanley, Christopher Rozell

Tuesday March 6th 2018

Garrett Stanley and Christopher Rozell will host a workshop on closed-loop control of neural systems and circuits for scientific discovery. Student travel grants available thanks to IEEE Brain.

Stanley Laboratory Awarded New $1.9M NIH-NINDS BRAIN Initiative Award!

The laboratory of Prof. Garrett Stanley in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University was awarded a 5 year, $1.9M grant through the “BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects – TargetedBCP” program. The title of the project is “Thalamocortical state control of tactile sensing: Mechanisms, Models, and Behavior”.  The team proposes to utilize an array of electrophysiological tools to measure and manipulate the circuits on fast time scales, to determine the role the thalamus has in dynamically gating information flow to the rest of the brain during changes in states of arousal.

More details can be found here

Aurélie Pala awarded Swiss National Science Foundation Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship

Aurélie Pala, a postdoc in the Stanley Lab was awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship for her project entitled “The Neuronal Correlates and Computations underlying Bilateral Tactile Perception”. The fellowship will provide funding for 1.5 years and will enable her to pursue her research on the neuronal basis of cerebral inter-hemispheric interactions contributing to the sense of touch.

Details on the award can be found on the SNSF website.