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Luke has been awarded an NIH Director’s DP1 Avenir Award. This project combines in vivo electrophysiology with transcriptomic profiling to examine the functional roles of distinct subtypes of accumbens neurons in opioid use disorder.

Luke has been awarded a Whitehall Foundation Grant for a project studying the functional roles of transcriptomically-distinct neuronal subtypes in the nucleus accumbens in reward-guided decision-making.

Elie de Oliveira and Kelly Clemenza have passed their qualifying exams with flying colors!

Jacob Kerr, our summer high school student, has been admitted to the Cornell University engineering program.

Luke spoke in a panel on the future of addiction treatments at the Montefiore/Einstein “On the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic” symposium. 

Edith Chung will be pursuing her PhD in neuroscience at McGill University.

Elie de Oliveira was co-author on a recent Science paper from his masters work in the Buzsáki lab.

Elie de Oliveira presented his work on hippocampal coupling with distinct subtypes of accumbens neurons at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago.

Luke presented recent work at an invited lecture at Oxford.

Luke was awarded the Chair’s Choice Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry.

Luke presented recent work at an invited lecture at Rockefeller University.

Luke presented recent work in an invited lecture at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Luke presented recent work in an invited lecture at Columbia University.

Luke presented recent work as part of a panel at WCBR on interactions between PFC, hippocampus, and accumbens.

Elie de Oliveira won a travel award for the Big Data Neuroscience Workshop at the University of Michigan.

Daniela Cassataro and Elie de Oliveira presented their original work at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. 

Gabe Ben-Dor has started the combined residency program in Neurology and Psychiatry at NYU Langone.

Andrea Cumpelik presented her work on hippocampus-accumbens coupling in cocaine CPP at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.

Andrea Cumpelik will be pursuing her PhD in neuroscience at IST Austria.

Daniela Cassataro will be pursuing her PhD in neuroscience at UC San Diego.

Luke, Andrea, and Daniela published a study in Neuron on mechanisms of cocaine CPP.

The Sjulson Lab officially opened in the Department of Neuroscience at Einstein.

Maesoumeh Mohammadkhani won the best poster award at the NYU Undergraduate Research Conference.

Andrea Cumpelik was awarded the Sherrington Award for the best undergraduate thesis in neuroscience at NYU.

Gabe Ben-Dor was selected for the SARET (Substance Abuse Research, Education, and Training) fellowship at NYU.

Luke and Daniela published a review article with Gero Miesenböck on methods for targeting genetically-encoded tools in neuroscience.

Luke has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant for a project studying hippocampus-accumbens interactions in cocaine addiction.

Andrea Cumpelik was selected for the prestigious NIH BP-ENDURE Scholarship.

Luke was interviewed for an article about the intersection of machine learning and psychedelic drugs.

Daniela and Luke published a book chapter describing the use of DREADDs in mouse models.

 

Luke published a review with Lisa Roux, Eran Stark, and György Buzsáki on optogenetic manipulation and identification of interneurons.

 

Daniela and Luke published a study using DREADDs to suppress alcohol consumption in Neuropsychopharmacology.

Daniela Cassataro won the Sherrington Award for best undergraduate thesis in neuroscience at NYU.

Daniela Cassataro won the Best Poster Award at NYU Undergraduate Research Symposium.