NACS' Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC)

Made possible by a $2 million award from the NSF, the MNC will house a new fMRI scanner and the University's existing MEG, a combination that exists at only a couple of locations in the country. The center opens in Summer 2011.

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Welcome To NACS

The Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland offers research and training opportunities in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience with internationally-renowned faculty who interact among three campuses: in Baltimore City, at Baltimore County and at College Park. Each campus offers graduate training leading to a Ph.D. degree.

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The NACS Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) Center exponentially advances the university's already considerable capacity for research on the human brain. learn more >>>

News Highlights
07/03/14 Jonathan Simon and Elliot Hong awarded UMCP-UMD seed grant!
Jonathan Simon (UMCP)and Elliot Hong (UMB) were awarded a UMCP-UMB seed grant. The grant is "Temporal Auditory Coding in Schizophrenia and Treatment-Resistant Auditory Hallucination." read more >

06/27/14 New paper from Kanold Lab!
Postdoctural fellow Dr. Xiangying Meng is first author on a new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience. The paper is entitled "Differential Signaling to Subplate Neurons by Spatially Specific Silent Synapses in Developing Auditory Cortex." read more >

06/09/14 Congratulations to Sara Therrien!
NACS student Sara Therrien successfully defended her dissertation, "Diving Bird Hearing." Sara is co-advised by Catherine Carr and Alicia Berlin.

06/06/14 Article by Leopold Lab selected for F1000 Prime
An article by NACS faculty David Leopold and colleagues, including NACS student Adam Jones, was selected for F1000 Prime: "Face-selective neurons maintain consistent visual responses across months." A nice commentary by Doris Tsao is available at http://www.pnas.org/content/111/22/7894.extract . read more >

05/20/14 NACS faculty receives grant from BSOS!
Alex Shackman, Luiz Pessoa and Dave Seminowicz (University of Maryland, Baltimore) were awarded a Level II Dean's Research Initiative grant from the College of Behavioral and Social Science. The award will support collaborative research aimed at understanding the neural circuitry shared by anxiety,

04/30/14 Congrats to NACS Assistant Director Pam Komarek!
Pam Komarek has received the 2014 Outstanding Coordinator of Graduate Studies (CGS) Award from the UMD Graduate School. This highly competitive award is given to recognize the exceptional contributions made by a CGS to graduate education, a graduate program, and to the graduate students' experience.

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