The UCLA Staff Assembly Faculty/Staff Partnership Award honors those who have demonstrated the value of collaboration and collegiality between faculty and staff. This year’s award is presented to Neurobiology’s Professor Samantha Butler and Senior Academic Analyst Catherine Weston. Congratulations to both on this recognition.
The Paul Micevych Retirement Symposium: Steroid Actions in Reproduction was held on Friday, May 26th, 2023 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Speakers included: Kevin Sinchak, Shaila Mani, Sasha Kauffman, Stephanie Correa, Weizhe Hong, Colin Saldanha, Kiran Soma, and Krista Vink Venegas.
The Department congratulates Associate Professor Weizhe Hong on winning the 2023 John H. Walsh Young Investigator Research Prize.
The John H. Walsh Young Investigator Research Prize is awarded to a young investigator for outstanding research accomplishment. Dr. John H. Walsh was a distinguished member of the faculty of the School of Medicine at UCLA from 1970 until his death in June, 2000. His research in the regulation of gastric
secretion and the physiology of gastrointestinal tract hormones was world renown and his contributions through his leadership in gastroenterology were significant both at UCLA and nationally. Perhaps, his greatest passion was mentoring young basic and clinical scientists in achieving successful academic careers. This prize for outstanding research has been established to honor the memory of Dr. Walsh.
Neurobiology congratulates graduate student Gabriel Rojas-Bowe from Professor Anne Churchland’s lab on receiving a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship award. Gabriel is a 2nd year graduate student who proposes to study the neural circuits that support decision-making. He is particularly interested in how animals learn to become expert decision-makers, and how their ability to remain engaged in a difficult task supports this ability. Please join us in congratulating him.