Dougherty Lab postdoc gets K99 award for Alzheimer’s project

Darshan Sapkota, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Dougherty Lab, got funding for his K99 application. With this grant, Darshan will study the role of a new variant of Aquaporin 4 protein in brain function and Alzheimer’s disease. Aquaporin 4 is a water...

Dougherty Lab publishes paper about EWOCs and autism research

The Dougherty Lab published a paper recently in Autism Research, “Erroneous inference based on a lack of preference within one group: Autism, mice, and the social approach task.” The paper looks at  Erroneous Within‐group Only Comparisons, or EWOCs, a term...

Dr. Gary Stormo honored with faculty achievement award

Gary Stormo, Ph.D., the Joseph Erlanger Professor in the Department of Genetics and the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at the School of Medicine, will receive the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award in 2019. Dr. Stormo will receive his award...

Dougherty Lab awarded grant for fetal opioid exposure project

The Dougherty Lab was recently awarded a pilot grant from the Center for Clinical Pharmacology for its project, “A new model to understand the developmental deficits associated with fetal exposure to opioids.” Principal Investigators are Ream Al-Hasani,...

Dutcher Lab researches ultrasound and ciliated cell movement

The Dutcher Lab is working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop a new method that uses ultrasound waves to trap cells propelled by cilia, and then releases them to measure their movement as they swim away. Susan Dutcher, professor of genetics and...