Recent News

09/13/2016

2016

  • Shih lab receives a 2-year BRAIN Initiative grant from NIMH developing a new MR-compatible electrode arrays for brain stimulation and recording (R41 MH113252).
  • Shih lab receives a 5-year BRAIN Initiative grant from NIMH studying the origin of BOLD signals using chemogenetic tools (R01 MH111429).
  • We are funded with the Kash and Besheer labs for a 5-year grant from NIAAA studying the causal role of brain circuits and molecules that are activated by low dose alcohol (R01 AA025582).
  • Dan successfully defends his thesis in August.
  • Maggie receives Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism.
  • Dan and Esteban each received a Summa Cum Laude Merit Award from ISMRM.
  • Sungho, Dan, and Esteban each gives an oral presentation at ISMRM annual meeting in Singapore.
  • Manasmita, Sungho, Dan, and Esteban each receives an Educational Stipend Award from ISMRM
  • Maggie and Esteban each receives an Poster Award at the Triangle Imaging Symposium Poster Competition
  • Brittany receives an NIH Institutional Training Grant from the Neurobiology Curriculum (T32 NS007431).
  • Heather receives an NIH NRSA Training Grant from NIDA (F31 DA041104).
  • Nathalie successfully defends her thesis in April.

 

2015

  • Heather receives the Best Poster Award in Novelty at the UNC Small Animal Imaging Symposium
  • We are funded with the Crews lab for a 5-year grant from NIAAA studying brain connectivity affected by adolescent alcohol drinking (U01 AA020023).
  • Brittany Katz (PhD rotation student) joins the Shih lab in June 2015.
  • We are funded with the Song and Gao labs for a 2-year grant from NIMH studying brain connectivity mediated by DISC 1 gene (R21 MH106939).
  • Dan receives the Summa Cum Laude Merit Award from ISMRM.
  • Dr. Sung-Ho Lee (Postdoctoral Research Associate) joins the Shih lab in May 2015.
  • Neal receives a SURF grant.
  • Hsinyi is taking a faculty position at the Zhejiang University in China. Hsinyi, we all wish you the best of luck and will really miss you here at Chapel Hill!
  • Dan gives an oral presentation at ISMRM annual meeting in Toronto.
  • Dan, Manasmita, and Heather each receives an Educational Stipend Award from ISMRM
  • Esteban and Lindsay each receives a New Entrant Stipend Awards from ISMRM.
  • Shih lab receives a 5-year grant from NINDS studying neural circuits manipulated by therapeutic electrical and optogenetic deep brain stimulation (R01 NS091236).
  • Dan is honored as one of the two student speakers at the Pierre Morell UNC Neurobiology 2015 Student Research Day
  • Nathalie Van Den Berge (Visiting Scholar) joins the Shih lab in March 2015.
  • Carolyn Liu (Undergraduate Research Assistant) joins the Shih lab in March 2015.
  • Veronica Murphy (PhD Rotation Student) joins the Shih lab in February 2015.
  • We are funded with the Robinson lab for a 2-year grant from NCTraCS and Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies.
  • Shih lab receives an one year grant from UNC (Junior Faculty Development Award).

 

2014

  • Shih lab receives a 4-year Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association studying the role of tPA on cortical spreading depression (15SDG23260025).
  • Shih lab receives an one year grant from NCTraCS.
  • Dan receives a NIH NRSA Training Grant from NINDS (F31 NS087909).
  • Shih lab receives a 2-year grant from NARSAD (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Award).
  • Esteban receives an NIH Institutional Training Grant from the Integrative Vascular Biology Program (T32 HL069768).
  • Manasmita receives a 3-year Cross-Disciplinary Fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program.
  • Shih lab receives funding from SeeCure Pharmaceutical, LLC.
  • Shih lab receives funding from University Research Council.
  • Heather is honored as one of the two student speakers at the Pierre Morell UNC Neurobiology 2014 Student Research Day
  • Manasmita receives stipend award to participate a NIH-funded Multi-modal Neuroimaging Training Program (MNTP) at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Jill is taking a faculty position at the Taipei Medical University in Taiwan. Jill, we all wish you the best of luck and will really miss you here at Chapel Hill!
  • Jill and Heather each receives a Summa Cum Laude Merit Award from ISMRM.
  • Heather gives a power poster presentation at ISMRM annual meeting in Milan.
  • Charles Zhou (PhD Rotation Student) joins the Shih lab in November 2014.
  • Neal Shah (Undergraduate Research Volunteer) joins the Shih lab in October 2014.
  • Maggie receives an NIH Institutional Training Grant from the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies (T32 AA007573).
  • Dr. Maggie Broadwater (Postdoctoral Research Associate) joins the Shih lab in October 2014.
  • Dr. Yuhui Li (Postdoctoral Research Associate) joins the Shih lab in September 2014 (primary mentor: Dr. Flavio Frohlich).
  • Jessica Bullins (PhD Rotation Student) joins the Shih lab in March 2014.
  • Lindsay Walton (PhD Student) joins the Shih lab in March 2014 (primary mentor: Dr. Mark Wightman).

 

2013

  • Dan receives the Leading Abstract Award at the 3rd World Parkinson Congress.
  • John is taking a position in the Neurology residency program at the Washington University in St. Louis. Congrats Dr. Younce!
  • Jill wins the Best Basic Science Research Award in the UNC BRIC Research Day.
  • Hsinyi gives an oral presentation at the 26th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function.
  • John receives a Summa Cum Laude Merit Award from ISMRM.
  • Jill and John each gives an oral presentation at ISMRM annual meeting in Salt Lake City.
  • Jill and Hsinyi each receives a Magna Cum Laude Merit Award from ISMRM.
  • Jill, Hsinyi, and John each receives an Educational Stipend Award from ISMRM
  • Heather receives a New Entrant Stipend Awards from ISMRM.
  • Dr. Hui Li (Visiting Scholar) joins the Shih lab in November 2013.
  • Dr. Ting He (Postdoctoral Research Associate) joins the Shih lab in November 2013 (primary mentor: Dr. Juan Song).
  • Esteban Oyarzabal (PhD Student) joins the Shih lab in September 2013.
  • Dr. Manasmita Das (Postdoctoral Research Associate) joins the Shih lab in July 2013.
  • Shaili Jha (PhD Rotation Student) joins the Shih lab in March 2013.
  • Gunhyo Choi (Visiting Scholar) joins the Shih lab in March 2013.
  • Dan Albaugh (PhD Student) joins the Shih lab in January 2013.

 

2012

  • Dr. Maoxuan Lin (Visiting Scholar) joins the Shih lab in November 2012.
  • Dr. Wenjing Li (Visiting Scholar) joins the Shih lab in September 2012.
  • Dong Chen (Undergraduate Research Assistant) joins the Shih lab in September 2012.
  • Chris Kao (Undergraduate Research Assistant) joins the Shih lab in September 2012.
  • John Younce (Medical Student) receives the Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholar Award and joins the Shih lab in July 2012.
  • Heather Decot (PhD Student) joins the Shih lab in June 2012 (primary mentor: Dr. Garret Stuber).
  • Dr. Hsinyi Lai (Postdoctoral Research Associate) joins the Shih lab in April 2012.
  • Dr. Jill Kao (Postdoctoral Research Associate) joins the Shih lab in March 2012.
  • Shih lab officially starts at UNC Neurology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center in January 2012.