WIRING THE BRAIN:
INVESTIGATING MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF CONNECTIVITY DURING DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE
We welcomed Abbey and Alyssa, two new lab techs, to the team!
Tuna had a blast this summer at MBL in Woods Hole, MA
as part of the Summer Program in Excellence and Success (SPINES), a competitive program designed to prepare trainees from underrepresented backgrounds to become leaders in neuroscience. Congrats Tuna!
A collaborative paper with Hilary Coon's lab is published in
Molecular Psychiatry. Congrats to Nancy on her study of Neurexin-1 variants as risk factors for suicide. Check it out here.
Omar joined the lab! He's a new grad student from the Molecular Biology Ph.D. program.
COVID-19 and work from home can't slow us down! Tuna's inspiring story on how he made it the the U is featured in this video on the U of U Health YouTube channel.
Paper alert!!!!!! Check out or new discovery that many disease-associated variants in Kirrel3 impair its synaptogenic function that was recently published in the J. of Neuroscience.
Welcome Adam! Adam is a new grad student from the Neuroscience Ph.D. program
Congratulations to the newly minted Ph.D. Dr. Matthew Taylor! He will be off to a postdoc at UC Denver this summer.
Brooke Sinnen, Ph.D. joins the lab as a research scientist. Welcome to the team!
Kudos to Dr. Anne Martin for winning the University of Utah’s CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for Biology! Now she will represent the U nationally!
Sujan's paper on postmortem human brain is published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology
Welcome to Arnulfo "Tuna" Tunon-Ortiz, a grad student from the Neuroscience Ph.D. program and newest member of the Williams lab.
Check out our first preprint on BioRxiv about analyzing spines and mossy fiber synapses in postmortem human tissue in collaboration with Drs. Sujan Das and Hilary Coon in the department of Psychiatry at the U.
Congrats to Anne on her successful PhD thesis defense!
Wow! Anne has her own art show! Check out her exhibit entitled "Fundamentals: a visual introduction to the world of neurobiology" at Utah's health sciences library and read more about it here. Congrats Anne!
Our paper on cadherins in LTP was published in Neuron!
Congrats to Raunak and all our contributors.
Raunak's image and the Williams lab research was featured in a recent NIH director's blog! Check it out here.
Our lab has a new paper analyzing mossy fiber synapses by 3D electron microscopy published in eNeuro!
Congrats to Raunak for a successful Ph.D. defense! The first to graduate from the lab.
Congrats to Matt! He was awarded the 2016 David R. and Isabelle E. Atherton Scholarship in the School of Medicine.
Congrats to Anne for being named a Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellow from Autism Speaks!
Welcome to Randi, our new postdoc and
Good luck to Shruti on her new position in Boston
Our paper investigating the intellectual disability and autism associated gene Kirrel3 in hippocampal synapse formation is published in eLife
Megan is awarded her first R01 grant from NIMH!