We have a new research highlight, published in Neuropsychopharmacology!
Anne served as co-chair for the Gordon Research Seminar on Catecholamines, congrats!
Ben and Anne attended the Gordon Research Conference on Catecholamines.
Ben visits Japan to give talks at the Japanese Neuroscience Society and Osaka University.
Liv Engel joins the lab as a research technician!
Carli has decided to officially join the lab for her PhD!!
This month we welcome neuroscience graduate student Carli for her rotation in the lab!
Ben gave a talk at the Winter Conference on Brain Research in Snowmass, CO!
Amy attended the DeepLabCut workshop at the Rowland Institute at Harvard. We are excited to use this awesome tool for behavioral analyses!
Congrats to Anne Collins for being selected for a postdoctoral slot on the neuroscience department’s NIDA T32 training grant!
Welcome to Michael, Emily, Cassandra, and Kaisa, new undergraduate research assistants joining the lab this term!
Ben was featured on the Inscopix blog!
Saunders lab is headed to the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego Nov 3rd-7th. We are recruiting for 2019, please get in touch if you are interested!
The lab-boo-tory is ready for Halloween
Dr. Anne Collins has started in the lab as a postdoctoral fellow!
The lab's primary behavior equipment has arrived! So many boxes!
New research published in Nature Neuroscience!!
"Dopamine neurons create Pavlovian conditioned stimuli with circuit-defined motivational properties". Nature Neuroscience, doi.org/10.1038/s41593-018-0191-4
Dr. Amy Wolff has started in the lab. Welcome Amy!
We are open for business!
Saunders lab is growing! We have hired two outstanding scientists to join the team later this summer. Dr. Amy Wolff, currently a postdoctoral scientist in the Brain Network Dynamics Unit at Oxford University, will be joining the lab as a Staff Scientist, starting in July. Anne Collins, currently a PhD student at UCLA in the lab of Kate Wassum, will be joining the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in late summer. More details to come!
Dr. Saunders is attending the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference in Palm Springs Dec 3-7th, where he will present a poster. Anyone attending the meeting who is interested in the lab, please get in touch!
Come see us at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C.! Dr. Saunders will be presenting a poster (QQ12) Tuesday morning on recent work investigating the motivational functions of cue-evoked dopamine neuron signals (as well as a little SaundersLab preview). Anyone interested in joining the lab, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting!
Renovations on the future lab space are underway and there is great progress! Soon it will be all shiny and new and ready for the science to begin!
New preprint on functional heterogeneity in dopamine circuits in Pavlovian conditioned motivation from Ben Saunders, with co-authors Jocelyn Richard, Elyssa Margolis, and Patricia Janak.