Lab News

2021

FEBRUARY:

  • Audrey and Meredith submit their hypothesis paper "Rethinking Stereotypies in Autism"

  • Audrey presents at the Texas Neurological Society's annual meeting

JANUARY:

  • The Brumback and Howard labs present at the Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome Virtual conference, where Catherine, Alisha, Alena, and Polina present posters on their work-in-progress.

  • The Brumback lab posters at SfN were covered by Spectrum news! See the article here

  • Alena and Polina submit their research manuscript "Two contrasting mediodorsal thalamic circuits target the medial prefrontal cortex" for publication. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.20.427526

 

2020

DECEMBER:

  • Dr. Brumback recieves the “2020 Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant” for the project “Neuromodulation of prefrontal circuits in a mouse model of SETBP1 disorder”

  • Jessica Chancey is invited to present at the Dravet syndrome foundation research roundtable

  • Dr. Howard leads a workshop at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting on Career Skills: How to Apply for a Research Job in Academia

  • Jessica Chancey presents a poster at American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting

OCTOBER: 

  • We welcome INS Graduate Student Shelby Towers as she begins her rotation with the lab! 

JUNE:

  • Dr. Brumback presents on “Dissecting brain circuits to understand autism” at the District of Columbia Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center (DC-IDDRC) at Children's National Hospital, Washington DC

MAY: 

  • Dr. Brumback is invited to speak at the Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Childhood  seminar for the Dell Medical School Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellows

  • Jessica Chancey receives the AES & DSF grants

MARCH:

  • Just as the pandemic hits Austin, we welcome Joy Adler and Mendee Geist to the labs! 

  • MacKenzie’s R01 is funded!

 

FEBRUARY:

  • We welcome INS student Kanako Matsumura to the lab for a rotation.

 

2019

OCTOBER:

  • We present our exciting new findings at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago, with a nice write-up by SpectrumNews.org

JUNE:

  • Dr. Brumback presents our new data at the Spring Hippocampal Meeting in Taormina, Sicily.

  • The Brumback Lab submits its first R01 application to the NIH!

  • We welcome high school summer interns from The Neuroscience Studies Foundation in Honor of Harvey and Judi Nudelman

  • Dr. Brumback is invited to be the inaugural keynote speaker at the 2019 UT Austin College of Natural Sciences Honors Thesis Symposium 

APRIL:

  • Dr. Brumback chairs the session “Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Learning and Memory” at the 5th biannual UT Austin Conference on Learning and Memory (ACL&M). We hear about exciting new work by Mike Halassa, Darrin Brager, and Sergiu Pasca.

MARCH:

  • Dr. Brumback is an invited mentor and panelist for the 2019 NINDS R25 Grantee Workshop at UCLA.

 

 

2018

DECEMBER:

  • The Brumback Lab hosts Dr. Sabine Kastner for the Department of Neuroscience seminar.

OCTOBER:

  • The Brumback Lab hosts Dr. Murray Sherman for the Department of Neuroscience seminar.

SEPTEMBER:

  • Dr. Brumback becomes the founding faculty advisor for the UT Austin chapter of the Association for Women in Science.

  • Dr. Brumback teams up with Dr. Liberty Hamilton to host the Dell Med Department of Neurology’s second ever “(Research) Dinner & a Movie” night.

AUGUST:

  • We welcome INS student Meg Donahue to the laboratory!

JULY:

  • We welcome research scientist Polina Lyuboslavsky to the laboratory!

  • Dr. Brumback presents new data at “Neurology 2018 – Expanding horizons in Neurosciences: New approaches to Brain Activation” in Paris, France, July 12–13, 2018.

JUNE:

  • We welcome postdoc Loren Hoffmann to the laboratory!

  • We host high school student Bella Thomas from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders for a summer internship through The Neuroscience Studies Foundation.

  • Dr. Brumback mentors Jessica Tom for her UT Austin Health Science Scholars and Plan II Honors Programs thesis
    The Effect of Physician Communication on Health Outcomes of Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

APRIL:

  • We welcome postdoc Fantao Meng to the laboratory!

 

2017

DECEMBER:

  • Dr. Brumback participates in the NIH workshop Biomarkers to Enable Therapeutics Development in Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

NOVEMBER:

OCTOBER:

  • We collect our first patch clamp physiology recording thanks to INS rotator Sophie Sánchez!

  • Dr. Brumback accepts the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award at the annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society and gives a presentation entitled Toward novel circuit therapies for autism.

  • Dr. Brumback leads a discussion on autism through the Department of Neuroscience’s UT Brainstorms program.

SEPTEMBER:

  • We hold our inaugural weekly lab meeting!

From left to right: Meredith McCarty, Aurora Weiden, Jessica Chancey, Sophie Sanchez, MacKenzie Howard, Audrey Brumback

  • Dr. Brumback pens a guest blog for Dell Medical School.

AUGUST:

  • Dr. Brumback’s postdoctoral fellowship work accepted for publication in Molecular Psychiatry.

  • Dr. Brumback performs her first in vivo electrophysiology (tetrode) recordings in awake, behaving mice with mentorship from our next door neighbors in the Colgin Lab.

  • We welcome Aurora Weiden and Meredith McCarty to the lab as research assistants.

  • INS student Sophie Sánchez begins her first rotation with us – welcome!

JULY:

JUNE:

MAY:

  • Dr. Brumback speaks at the Early Career Research Training Symposium: A Roadmap to Academic Success for Residents and Fellows at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

JANUARY:

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