Anna Jafarpour awarded BRAIN Initiative Pathway to Independence Fellowship

The CNC is thrilled to congratulate Anna Jafarpour, postdoctoral fellow with CNC faculty member Beth Buffalo, on receiving a BRAIN Initiative Pathway to Independence K99/R00 Award. The award will fund Anna as she completes her postdoctoral work and begins the transition to an independent faculty position. She is a part of the first class of researchers awarded BRAIN Initiative-specific K99 awards. Anna completed her PhD at the University College London in 2014. In [...]

Graduate Training Program in Computational Neuroscience applications now open!

We are happy to announce that applications for 2019 admission to our graduate training programs is now open! The Computational Neuroscience Graduate Training Program provides up to 2 years of funding to students working in theoretical and computational neuroscience. You must be a current UW PhD student to apply. Limited positions are available for non-US citizens. For more information and the application, please visit the CNTG page. Applications are due August 10. Applications [...]

Maintaining stability through adaptation: new paper from Fairhall and Perkel labs examines how neuronal instability in bird’s helps to maintain their song

A new paper in PNAS from recent CNC PhD graduate Alison Duffy and former CNC undergraduate fellow Elliot Abe (currently a PhD student at U Oregon) provides insight into how songbirds robustly maintain their precise songs in the face of environmental and neural changes. CNC faculty members David Perkel and Adrienne Fairhall also contributed. Courtship song in birds is a well-characterized model of a learned and maintained behavior. Juvenile birds learn from adults in [...]

Genevieve Bell presents public lecture on “Decolonising Artificial Intelligence? the arc of the new cybernetics”, April 15 at 7 PM

The CNC will be hosting Genevieve Bell next Monday, April 15 for a special public lecture. Dr. Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute and Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. She is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. Her talk will focus on [...]

Alison Weber awarded WRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Current CNC graduate student Alison Weber has been awarded a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Washington Research Foundation. Ali is currently completing her doctorate in neuroscience under the mentorship of Eric Shea-Brown and Fred Rieke. In her fellowship, she will work with Tom Daniel and Bing Brunton to study how insects achieve agile flight control using limited sensory information. This work will provide insight into both how biological systems integrate data from their [...]

Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain 2019 – applications now open!

The Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain is co-hosted by the Computational Neuroscience Program at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Brain Science. The course is directed by Drs. Michael Buice, Shawn Olsen, Christof Koch, and Eric Shea-Brown. This intensive two-week, project-based interdisciplinary course aims to give advanced students in neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering, and computer science a rapid introduction to the current state of understanding of the neurobiology of [...]