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Investigators receive national recognition for neuroscience research

Investigators receive national recognition for neuroscience research

Two Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience researchers receive Sloan Awards for neuroscience research on how the brain perveives the world.

Neuroscience alumni among 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America

Neuroscience alumni among 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America

Nathan A. Smith, Ph.D. (’13) and Monique Mendes, Ph.D. (’20) were named two of the 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America in Cell Mentor.

New Research Sheds Light on Vision Loss in Batten Disease

New Research Sheds Light on Vision Loss in Batten Disease

Progressive vision loss, and eventually blindness, are the hallmarks of juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (JNCL) or CLN3-Batten disease.  New research shows how the mutation associated with the disease could potentially lead to degeneration of light sensing photoreceptor cells in the retina, and subsequent vision loss.

The perfect pilot: How a grant takes flight

The perfect pilot: How a grant takes flight

The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience is committed to support novel, high-risk research that opens new doors of understanding of the brain and central nervous system. Since 2015, more than $2.7million in pilot funding has generated more than $31 million in external research support. 

Q & A with Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, Ph.D.

Q & A with Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, Ph.D.

Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, Ph.D., joined the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience in January 2020 as an assistant professor in Neuroscience. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and went on to complete his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College London. His research focuses primarily on advanced understanding of anxiety disorders and stress.