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February 2021

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 perceives 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.