In the 1990s, thousands of U.S. veterans returning from combat in the Persian Gulf began suffering from what became known as Gulf War Syndrome, an undiagnosed host of chronic neurological symptoms. During the first Gulf War, deployed soldiers had been prescribed a daily dose of the drug pyridostigmine as a prophylactic against nerve gas because […]
Neuroscientist Corey Goodman, a longtime researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who went on to start numerous biotech companies and, most recently, co-founded a venture capital firm, has been awarded the 2020 Gruber Neuroscience Prize. Goodman, a UC Berkeley adjunct professor at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI), shares the prize with Stanford University President Marc […]
A new video produced by the Simons Institute examines the computational processes by which the brain builds visual models of the external world, based on noisy or incomplete data from patterns of light sensed on the retinae. The video — the first of a series of “Theory Shorts” the institute will be producing — features Dr. Bruno […]
A message from our director Udi Isacoff, PhD Program Director Michael Silver, and PhD Program Manager Candace Groskreutz condemning racial injustice and expressing support for the members of our community.
Congratulations to Jack Gallant and Chunlei Liu for becoming co-directors of the BIC, and thank you to former director Mark D’Esposito for years of dedicated leadership.
Congratulations to our graduates! As always, we are inspired by and proud of our truly exceptional students. Read the Q&A to learn about their biggest discoveries, future plans, and words of advice.
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) faculty members Stephen Brohawn, Diana Bautista, Hillel Adesnik, and Markita Landry have received funding to address the urgent problem of COVID-19. Brohawn, who normally studies ion channels in the context of neural signaling, has begun a project to find drugs that target an ion channel in the membrane of SARS-CoV-2, […]
Congratulations to HWNI members Andrea Gomez, Richard H. Kramer, and Stephen Brohawn for having their projects selected for funding by the Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy!
We are thrilled to announce Yvette Fisher is joining the MCB Neurobiology division and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute as an Assistant Professor, arriving in July 2021!