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CNS Announces NeuroArt Contest 2023

Calling all Neuroscientists at UC Davis:

We are looking for your most beautiful images and art (includes all mediums) that represent your research! (Don’t be restricted to anatomy!) Every kind of data can be beautiful and can make for appealing art. Enter your favorite images and/or pieces of art in the Center for Neuroscience’s NeuroArt Contest 2023 today!

Dr. Kim McAllister Honored with 2022 Faculty Stewardship Award

UC Davis last week presented its annual Faculty and Staff Stewardship Awards, honoring three individuals considered exceptionally dedicated to building the strong relationships that are critical to the university’s fundraising efforts.

This year’s recipients are recognized as leaders in a variety of fields on the Davis and Sacramento campuses:

UC Davis Magazine Feature Article: Changing Minds

UC Davis researchers are bringing the benefits of drugs like LSD and cannabis to light. They may be the next big thing in pharmaceuticals for treating a range of problems like depression and anxiety.

For decades, possession and use of drugs like LSD and cannabis has come with a threat of prosecution and jail time. But in the past few years, researchers have started taking a closer look at these compounds, finding potential for new treatments for psychiatric and central nervous system problems such as seizures, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Award and Fellowship Will Support the Center for Neuroscience’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

(DAVIS) The Center for Neuroscience announces two new funds, the Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Neuroscience Award and the Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Neuroscience Fellowship.

The award and fellowship were established in October 2021 and endowed through a generous gift from Audrey Webb, in loving memory of her late partner Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Neurology in the School of Medicine and a valued core member of the Center for Neuroscience and the greater neuroscience community at UC Davis.

CNS Announces NeuroArt Contest 2022

Calling all Neuroscientists at UC Davis:

We are looking for your most beautiful images and art (includes all mediums) that represent your research! (Don’t be restricted to anatomy!) Every kind of data can be beautiful and can make for appealing art. Enter your favorite images and/or pieces of art in the Center for Neuroscience’s NeuroArt Contest 2022 today!

Dr. Karen Zito Elected 2021 AAAS Fellow

Nine faculty from UC Davis are among 564 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced today (Jan. 26). AAAS fellows are scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines ranging from research, teaching and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Mitchell Sutter, Ph.D.

Professor Mitchell Sutter has wanted to be a bioengineer ever since he watched the American science fiction and action television series “The Six Million Dollar Man” as a teenager. After a NASA test flight accident, the series’ main character and former astronaut USAF Colonel Steve Austin is rebuilt with superhuman strength, speed, and vision due to bionic implants. He uses his enhanced abilities to work for the Office of Scientific Intelligence as a secret agent. Understandably, the show must have caught the imagination of many.

CBS Welcomes Three New Faculty Members for 2021-2022 Year

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the college is proud to welcome three new members to its faculty. Below you’ll learn more about the research interest of each faculty member, and what brought them to UC Davis.

UC Davis Launches Neuroscience Consortium

September 29, 2021

Today the University of California, Davis, officially launched a consortium called the UC Davis Neuroscience Consortium (UCDNC) to leverage the strength, breadth and depth of one of the largest neuroscience communities in the world. The consortium brings together nearly 300 researchers from eleven centers and 41 departments — integrating biologists, chemists, social scientists, engineers, computer scientists and clinicians.