Recent CBN Grants
Dr. Michael Wenger and colleagues were awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health, "Characterizing the prevalence and nature of facial recognition deficits in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy" (2023-2025).
Drs. Erin Casey, Lauren Ethridge, and collaborators were awarded an Institute for Community and Society Transformation grant, “Studying the effects of playing in the 'OU Free Play Lab' on 1st-5th graders’ overall well-being” (2023).
Dr. Ann West and colleagues were awarded an Institutional Development Award Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Phase 3 grant from the National Institutes of Health, "Oklahoma COBRE in Structural Biology" (2022-2027).
Dr. Shanteri Singh was awarded a new RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health, "A chemoenzymatic approach to accessing novel isoprenoid scaffolds" (2022-2026).
Dr. Ari Berkowitz was awarded a new grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, "Calcium imaging of multifunctional and behaviorally specialized spinal interneurons during swim, scratch, and flexion reflex motor patterns" (2021-2024).
Dr. Ingo Schlupp was awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation, "The origin of sperm parasitism in Amazon mollies" (2020-2023).
Recent CBN Awards/Honors
Mehrnaz Afkhami, a Ph.D. student with Dr. J.P. Masly, received the award for best poster at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference in 2021.
Dr. Ari Berkowitz was interviewed on the Top of Mind radio show in April 2020.
Selected Recent CBN Publications
Bentz, A. B., George, E. M., Wolf, S. E., Rusch, D. B., Podicheti, R., Buechlein, A., Nephew, K. P., and Rosvall, K.A. (2021) Experimental competition induces immediate and lasting effects on the neurogenome in free-living female birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e201615411.
Berry-Kravis, E. M., Harnett, M. D., Reines, S. A., Reese, M. A., Ethridge, L. E. Outterson, A. H., Michalak, C., Furman, J., and Gurney, M. (2021) Benefit of BPN14770 for cognition, language, and daily function in adults with fragile x syndrome: A randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2 clinical trial. Nature Medicine 27: 862-870.
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. Journal of Neuroscience 40: 2680-2694 (Featured Research).