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Recent CBN Grants

Dr. Ingo Schlupp was awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled "The origin of sperm parasitism in Amazon mollies" (2020-2023).

Dr. David McCauley was awarded a new grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, entitled "Technical feasibility of genome editing for developing genetic strategies to control invasive sea lamprey" (2020-2021).

Dr. Michael Wenger was awarded a new National Cancer Institute-Stephenson Cancer Center Support Grant, entitled "Dopamine dysregulation and changes in neurovascular coupling as mechanisms in cancer treatment-related cognitive impairment" (2020-2021).

Dr. Michael Wenger was awarded a new R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled, "Iron deficiency at perimenopause: Effects on brain and behavior" (2018-2020).

Dr. Ann West and colleagues were awarded an Institutional Development Award Center of Biomedical Research Excellence grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled, "Oklahoma COBRE in Structural Biology" (2017-2022).

Dr. Michael Markham and colleagues were awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled, "Enabling genotype-phenotype studies in weakly electric fish" (2017-2020).

Dr. Christian Lemon was awarded a new RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled, "Taste and oral sensory processing in the brain" (2017-2022).

Dr. J. P. Masly was awarded a new CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, entitled, "Genetic and developmental dissection of rapidly evolving morphology" (2015-2020).

Dr. Ari Berkowitz was awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled, "Selection and generation of limb movements by a combination of multifunctional and specialized spinal interneurons" (2014-2020).

Recent CBN Awards/Honors

Dr. Ari Berkowitz was interviewed on the Top of Mind radio show in April 2020.

A 2018 paper co-authored by Dr. Michael Wenger was featured on the International Food Policy Research Institute website.

CBN student Yue Ban was awarded a Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2017-18.

Selected Recent CBN Publications

Bannatyne, B. A., Hao, Z. Z., Dyer, G. M. C., Watanabe, M., Maxwell, D. J., and Berkowitz, A. (2020) Neurotransmitters and motoneuron contacts of multifunctional and behaviorally specialized turtle spinal cord interneurons. J. Neurosci. 40: 2680-2694 (Featured Research), doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2200-19.2020.

Li, J. and Lemon, C. H. (2019) Mouse parabrachial neurons signal a relationship between bitter taste and nociceptive stimuli. J. Neurosci. 39: 1631–1648.

York, J. R., Yuan, T., Lakiza, O., and McCauley, D. W. (2018) An ancestral role for Semaphorin3F-Neuropilin signalling in patterning neural crest within the new vertebrate head. Development 145(14) pii: dev164780. doi: 10.1242/dev.164780.

Shyamal, S., Das, S., Guruacharya, A., Mykles, D. L., and Durica, D. S. (2018) A transcriptomic approach examining crustacean Y Organ molt cycle regulation via the mTOR signaling pathway. Scientific Reports 8: 7307. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-25368-x.

Berkowitz, A. (2018) You can observe a lot by watching: Hughlings Jackson’s underappreciated and prescient ideas about brain control of movement. The Neuroscientist 24: 448-455. (Cover article) doi: 10.1177/1073858418781819.

Swapna, I., Ghezzi, A., York, J. M., Markham, M. R., Halling, D. B., Lu, Y., Gallant, J. R., and Zakon, H. H. (2018) Electrostatic tuning of a potassium channel in electric fish. Current Biology 28: 2094–2102.