A. Moses Lee to defend his docotoral thesis!

August 23rd at 10 AM in Rock Hall at UCSF Mission Bay Campus

August 20th, 2013

Wilbrecht Lab @ UC Berkeley

The Wilbrecht Lab has moved to the University of California, Berkeley! Linda Wilbrecht is now Assistant Professor of Psychology, and affiliated with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.

Prospective graduate students interested in the lab should now apply to UC Berkeley graduate programs.

July 1st, 2013

Wilbrecht & Coates Discuss Risk-Taking Behavior

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.

March 6th, 2013

Wilbrect & Coates in Wired Magazine

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.

January 27th, 2013

Wilbrecht Joins CHILD Research Center

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.

July 1st, 2012

Podcast and Special Issue on Motivation

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).

October 1st, 2011

President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists

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.

September 26th, 2011

NIMH Presents First “BRAINS”

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.

May 14th, 2010

Neuroscience: Illuminating the brain

Lizzie Buchen, Neuroscience: Illuminating the brain Systems neuroscientists are pushing aside their electrophysiology rigs to make room for the tools of ‘optogenetics. Nature, 465, 26-28 (May 5, 2010).

May 5th, 2010