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UC San Diego Named Dementia Research Center of Excellence

The Lewy Body Dementia Association has named UC San Diego a Research Center of Excellence including the Department of Neurosciences Memory Disorders Clinic and Movement Disorders Clinic.
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Adjusting the repair response to spinal cord injury

Prof. Binhai Zheng, PhD, and his team identify proteins involved in the spinal cord's response to injury.
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Discovery of previously unknown fluorescent proteins in Aequorea jellyfish

Dr. Nathan Shaner, PhD, and his colleagues discovered that jellyfish in the genus Aequorea, which gave us the first green fluorescent protein (GFP), contains additional fluorescent proteins with highly unusual properties that may lead to new techniques for imaging living cells. Read more

News From Our Autism Center

  • Brain imaging explains language ability
    in ASD. Read more
  • Researchers find blood-based measure for ASD risk in males. Read more

How Sense of Smell is Encoded in the Brain

Discovery may lead to understanding the root
cause of epileptic seizures.
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Litvan Wins AAN Movement Disorders Research AwardIrene Litvan

Professor Irene Litvan, MD, was awarded the 2018 AAN Movement Disorders Research Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

Ravits Awarded Sheila Essey AwardJohn Ravits

Professor John Ravits, MD, has been awarded with the prestigious Sheila Essey Award for ALS research. Read more


Gleeson Awarded Constance Lieber Prize

Dr. Joseph Gleeson, MD, has won the Constance Lieber Prize for Innovation in Developmental Neuroscience. Read more

Evans Awarded Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Sean Evans, MD, has won the Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award (2016-17).