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Raphael Cohn wins 2017 Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Cohn is honored for his thesis work on neural circuits and behaviorCohn, a member of Vanessa Ruta’s Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, is one of 13 recipients of this prestigious prize, which is given to graduate students at or near the completion of their studies in the biological sciences. Winners are selected for the originality and significance of their thesis research. More »

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In exploring a fly’s choice of a mate, researchers track the neural circuits that bridge sensory perception and behavioral action

In exploring a fly’s choice of a mate, researchers track the neural circuits that bridge sensory perception and behavioral actionA new study explains how taste and smell signals travel from a male fruit fly’s sense organs and into his higher brain areas as he assesses a potential mating partner. The research may provide important clues about how our brains integrate different sense perceptions to make decisions. More »

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Vanessa Ruta awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Ruta, head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, is being recognized for her promise as a scientific leader and will receive a $50,000 prize to further her research on how neural circuits are modified by experience. More »

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Rockefeller alum Vanessa Ruta named to university’s faculty

Ruta, a neuroscientist interested in understanding how circuits in the brain can be modified by experience, will establish the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior this fall.

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