Alexandra Loucks successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis!
A paper by Professor Wilbrecht and her colleagues, Francisco Javier Muñoz-Cuevas, Jegath Athilingam, and Denise Piscopo, is discussed in today’s Wall Street Journal by Professor Alison Gopnik.
Citation: Alison Gopnik, Drugged-Out Mice and the Growing Brain, The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 4, 2013, page C2.
Related: Francisco Javier Muñoz-Cuevas, Jegath Athilingam, Denise Piscopo, Linda Wilbrecht, Cocaine-induced structural plasticity in frontal cortex correlates with conditioned place preference, Nature Neuroscience (2013) doi:10.1038/nn.3498
August 23rd at 10 AM in Rock Hall at UCSF Mission Bay Campus
The Rockefeller University hosted John Coates and Linda Wilbrecht for a discussion moderated by Marc Tessier-Lavigne. The group focused upon the biological regulation of risk-taking behavior, addressing how experience can alter future behavior, and how age, developmental critical periods, and gender can affect decision making. The group also discussed Coates’ recent book, The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust.
John Coates’ recent book, The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust, is discussed in Wired Magazine, along with an anecdote about Linda Wilbrecht’s collaboration with Coates.
Linda Wilbrecht is now co-director of the Cognitive Health Impacts Lifelong Development (CHILD) Research Center, a collaboration between UC Berkeley and Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Reinout W. Wiers, Danielle S. Counotte and Linda Wilbrecht discuss motivation on a podcast associated with a special issue of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience focusing upon motivation. The special issue is edited by Ron Dahl and Louk Vanderschuren who are also featured speakers in the related podcast.
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Motivation Special Issue, Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 361-616 (October 2011).
Linda Wilbrecht received a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Established by President Clinton in 1996, PECASE recipients are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.
President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists, The White House, Sept. 26, 2011.
Linda Wilbrecht was among the first recipients of the NIMH’s BRAINS award–Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists. The program is designed to fund early career scientists carrying out innovative, exploratory research aimed at critical knowledge gaps identified by NIMH.
NIMH Presents First ‘BRAINS,‘ NIH Record, May 14, 2010.