News & Announcements

MBI Receives JHU Discovery Awards

The Knierim Lab of MBI was part of 2 successful applications in the 2018 competition for the Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards (https://research.jhu.edu/major-initiatives/discovery-awards/). The first award, titled “Life Without a Dentate Gyrus: A New Mouse Model to Dissect Hippocampal Structure and Function,” is a collaboration with the labs of Jeremy Nathans and Mikhail Pletnikov of the…


Kirkwood Lab Publishes Study in Nature Neuroscience

The Kirkwood lab of MBI, in collaboration with the Lee Lab, published a new paper in Nature Neuroscience entitled “Two distinct mechanisms for experience-dependent homeostasis.” The study addressed the homeostatic adjustments needed to maintain neuronal firing within an optimal range for information encoding. The principal findings, which revise previous conceptions of homeostatic plasticity, are (1)…


Nielsen Lab Awarded Three Major Grants

MBI Assistant Professor Kristina Nielsen has recently received three major research awards. (1) A 5-year R01 grant from the National Eye Institute titled “Impact of visual experience on the development of the motion pathway in the ferret.” This project will use electrophysiology, two-photon imaging and behavioral experiments in ferrets of different ages to investigate the…


The 2017 Kenneth O. Johnson-Steven S. Hsiao Memorial Lecture

October 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ JHU Homewood Campus Nicole Rust, PhD Associate Professor Visual Memory Laboratory Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania PDF Document: Multiplexing representations of what we are looking at and memories of whether we’ve seen it before