Caliope is awarded the UCLA Dean’s Prize at Research Poster Day 2020.
This coming fall 2020, former lab undergrad Cindy Chen will be starting the PhD program in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, while current lab undergrad Brandon Nanfito will be starting in the Neuroscience PhD program at Johns Hopkins. We are so proud of them!
Brandon Nanfito receives the 2019 Lawrence Kruger undergraduate Research Scholarship for the work he did this past summer in the lab (also in the photo is Felix Schweizer, Interim Director of UCLA’s Brain Research Institute).
Anu Goel starts as Assistant Professor of Psychology at UC Riverside
Trishala Chari joins the lab as a Neuroscience IDP graduate student
Four of the lab’s undergraduate students graduated this year from UCLA (June 2019). Couldn’t be prouder of this bunch. Gunvant Chaudhari and Michael Le will attend medical school at UCSF and UCLA, respectively. I have no doubt they will continue to be involved in research in the future. Cindy Chen will be taking a year off to work in the laboratory of Carolyn Houser at UCLA while she applies to PhD programs in Neuroscience. I have no doubt Cindy will make exciting and impactful discoveries in her PhD. Barbara Todisco is applying for various positions as she ponders whether to apply to medical school or pursue a different career that suits her many talents. Either way, she is going to make a difference in the world, no doubt about that.
Gunvant is awarded the UCLA Dean’s Prize at Research Poster Day 2019
Michael Le will go to UCLA for med-school in the Fall
Gunvant Chaudhari will go to UCSF for med-school in the Fall
Nazim received a fellowship grant from FRAXA
Chloe Dupuis joins the lab for a 6-month internship as part of her Masters in Nanoscale Engineering at the University Lyon, France
Three UCLA undergrads, Natalie Noble, Isa Samad, and David Chung, join the lab
Anu's preview of Dan Feldman’s paper on E/I balance in autism models comes out in Neuron
Erica’s paper on environmental enrichment comes out in The Journal of Neuroscience
SPECTRUM, the online magazine of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, does a piece on Anu’s paper
Two UCLA undergraduate students, Sandhya Murugan and Brandon Nanfito, join the lab
Amaya’s paper on Layer 4 pyramidal neurons got accepted to The Journal of Neuroscience
Grant Higerd won 1st place for his poster during neurology and neurobiology science day
Also, Carlos won the Golden Test Tube award for his excellence as a teacher and mentor!
A photo from our holiday lunch in Westwood
Carlos attended the SFARI Circuit Dynamics workshop
Amaya received Charles E. Sawyer travel award to present at 'Dendrites 2014' at FORTH in Crete, Greece
Grant Higerd (undergrad in the lab) was named Aademic All-American by the American Collegiate Rowing Association, and was a finalist (one of only 3!) for the 2014 UCLA Club Sports Varsity Athlete of the Year. We are very proud.
Sahana Kribakaran (undergrad in the lab) was awarded a Dean’s Prize at UCLA's Science Poster Day on May 13 2014.
Carlos attends the Cosyne Symposium "Rogue States: Altered dynamics of neural circuit activity in brain disorders" organized by Cian O'Donell and Terry Sejnowsky at Snowbird Utah. We snapped this photo: Terry, Carlos, Karl, Ofer, Cian, and Tim
Lab receives new funding: a SFARI grant with Peyman Golshani as co-investigator (start date: February 2014) and a Department of Defense grant with my Anis Contractor at Northwestern as PI (start date: summer 2014). Both are to study circuit defects in Fragile X Syndrome.
Amaya had her baby boy Julen on January 5 2014.
Portera Lab reunion at SfN in San Diego: Carlos, Peyman, Tiago, Alberto, Ricardo (and Amaya) - Jessica, Mate, Erica, Tara