Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund awards Fenna Krienen
May 8, 2023

Fenna Krienen has been awarded funding by the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund that "will develop minimally invasive technologies that enable the addition or deletion of large DNA fragments and the ability to “write” new genetic information into a specific DNA site."

Tim Buschman honored with the prestigious Troland Research Award
Feb. 16, 2023

The National Academy of Sciences recognizes Buschman for his groundbreaking insights into the neural mechanisms of cognitive control, particularly how these mechanisms relate to attention and working memory.

PNI Innovator awards to fund new molecular and computational approaches
Feb. 10, 2023

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has granted innovator awards to two cutting-edge collaborative teams. Professors Gould and Buschman, together with the director of the PNI viral core, Dr. Huang, will use their award to develop innovative tools to expand the space of questions we can ask about perineuronal nets. Professors Daw and Witten will use their award to support innovative research at the computational level, testing a new comprehensive framework for modelling reward prediction error in the brain.

Graduate student Sade Abiodun interviewed by Society for Neuroscience
Jan. 30, 2023

Current third year graduate student Sade Abiodun was recently interviewed by the Society for Neuroscience as part of their Future of Neuroscience series. Sade shares her story of how she came to study neurocinematics, as well as discusses her film making career. 

From the Simons Foundation: A New Era for the Neuroscience of Social Behavior
Jan. 18, 2023

The Simons Foundation recently published an article entitled "A New Era for the Neuroscience of Social Behavior". Written by former PNI postdoc Brian DePasquale, the article details some of the astounding work in the field that has been performed, with great contributions from PNI faculty and trainees including: Director Mala Murthy, Assistant Professor Annegret Falkner, Professor Ilana Witten, and former graduate students Lindsay Willmore and Talmo Pereira.

NEU 250: Neuroscience Research Experience for Princeton sophomores
Jan. 18, 2023

The Neuroscience Research Experience is designed to provide sophomore students with an in-lab research experience. NEU250 is intended to be a credit-bearing grade optional P/D/F course.

The mystery of mosquito’s attraction to humans: a case for neuroscience of natural behavior
Dec. 5, 2022

The question of the specific targeting of humans by Aedes Aegypti was on the mind of neuroscientist and evolutionary biologist Lindy McBride for long time. She leads the McBride lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute where she is investigating genomic and neuronal basis of behavior and the molecular mechanisms by which behaviors evolve using mosquitoes as a model system.

Sabine Kastner Awarded 2023 Annual George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience
Oct. 24, 2022

Professor Sabine Kastner has been awarded the 2023 Annual George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience. Please read more here. Congratulations, Sabine!

Can resilience be learned? Study finds that prior stressful events can help build resilience
Oct. 19, 2022

A new study conducted in mice and published Oct. 19 in the journal Nature suggests resilience can be learned, and can even be reinforced.

Cate Peña selected as New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Neuroscience Investigator
Oct. 19, 2022

Dr. Cate Peña, an Assistant Professor in PNI, was selected as a New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Robertson Neuroscience Investigator. The NYSCF Investigator Program fosters and encourages promising early career scientists whose cutting-edge research holds the potential to accelerate treatments and cures.

Fenna Krienen receives BICAN award from NIH
Oct. 14, 2022

Dr. Fenna Krienen, an Assistant Professor at PNI, was awarded a $6.9M grant as part of a global collaboration with the Allen Institute to develop comprehensive, single cell atlases of the human and nonhuman primate brain.

PNI faculty Bradley Dickerson and 2 former PNI affiliates, win prestigious early career award
Oct. 3, 2022

Bradley Dickerson, one of PNI’s newest faculty members, and two former PNI postdocs, Christine Constantinople currently of NYU, and Kanaka Rajan of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, have been awarded the prestigious McKnight Scholarship.