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Monday, Jun. 27, 2022

Joo Hyun Kim receives a prestigious fellowship from the American Epilepsy Society

A Duncan NRI postdoctoral fellow from the Xue lab wins a competitive fellowship to support epilepsy research.

Monday, Jun. 20, 2022

Dr. Zoghbi receives International Prize for Translational Neuroscience

Drs. Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird were awarded the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience by the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation for their pioneering discoveries on the causes of Rett syndrome.

Tuesday, Jun. 07, 2022

Dr. Kara Marshall named a McNair Scholar by the McNair Medical Institute

The McNair Scholars program, launched by The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and managed by the McNair Medical Institute, identifies and recruits the best and brightest physician-scientists in neuroscience, with a focus on neuromodulation.

Wednesday, Jun. 01, 2022

Dr. Huda Zoghbi named the 2022 Kavli Prize Laureate in neuroscience

The Kavli Prize is a partnership among the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Kavli Foundation to recognize scientists in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience for breakthroughs that transform our understanding of the big, the small and the complex. Dr. Zoghbi is one of the 11 awardees from across the globe to be named the Kavli Prize Laureate this year.

Wednesday, May. 25, 2022

Cross-disciplinary Alzheimer's Disease Research Symposium

A symposium hosted by the Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases to advance Alzheimer's disease research.

Tuesday, May. 17, 2022

2022 EBF3 HADDS International Conference

This year's annual conference will be held at the Duncan NRI from July 21 - 23.

Monday, May. 16, 2022

Finding the right diagnosis for one child can help millions more

The story of how breakthrough research by Duncan NRI researchers solved a patient's medical mystery and brought hope to many other patients and families.

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2022

Dr. Maimuna Paul receives a postdoctoral fellowship award from the National Ataxia Foundation

Dr. Paul was awarded the NAF fellowship for her proposal to use an integrated cross-species approach using fruit flies and mice to identify the molecular consequences of EBF3 dysfunction in syndromic cerebellar ataxias that co-occur with autism.

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022

Oshman Lecture and conversation with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Ardem Patapoutian

Baylor College of Medicine’s department of Molecular and Human Genetics presents the Oshman Lecture

Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2022

Scientist Spotlight: Dr. Damian Young

Learn more about Dr. Young.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Dr. Charles Chen selected for the 2022 Uplifting Athletes Young Investigator Draft Grant

Uplifting Athletes is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

Dr. Mingshan Xue receives a grant from The Orphan Disease Center

The grant will support his research on STXBP1 encephalopathy.

Monday, Dec. 20, 2021

Dr. Hyun Kyoung Lee selected for top honors

Dr. Lee has been selected to receive the 2021 Research Mentor and Young Investigator Awards from the department of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Thursday, Dec. 02, 2021

Addressing inequality in medical research: Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine offer free genetic testing to low-income individuals

A community-wide genomics initiative that will expand access to state-of-the-art genetic testing to low-income families who may not have private medical insurance or other financial means to pay for these expensive tests.

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Dr. Jian Zhou receives the 2021 NRI Zoghbi Scholar Award

This award was instituted by Dr. Zoghbi to help senior NRI postdoctoral trainees develop their independent research careers.

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Dr. Benjamin Deneen receives the Michael E. DeBakey M.D. Award for Excellence in Research

Deneen honored for his contributions to glial biology research.

Thursday, Sep. 09, 2021

Dr. Xiaolong Jiang wins the 2021 John S. Dunn Collaborative Award

The proposed study will result in a large database of meticulously curated data to decipher the mystery of sinoatrial node, and answer some of the most challenging and fundamental questions regarding this natural cardiac pacemaker.

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

McGinley lab featured in the Wall Street Journal

Researchers in McGinley lab develop pupil-based biosensors to non-invasively monitor changes in the brain.

Monday, Aug. 09, 2021

Duncan NRI researchers launch a new virtual networking platform to connect rare disease stakeholders

NRI researchers recently conceptualized, created and launched ModelMatcher, a new virtual global networking/matchmaking platform designed to facilitate and enhance the pace of preclinical discovery and therapeutic development for numerous new and existing genetic disorders.

Friday, Jul. 02, 2021

Sillitoe receives the NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Dr. Roy Sillitoe receives a prestigious award from NINDS for outstanding teaching and mentoring.