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Club Announces The Thomas Karger Award

The J. B. Johnston Club for Evolutionary Neuroscience is proud to announce the establishment of The Thomas Karger Award, in honor of Dr. Thomas Karger, who has been a generous supporter of the Club for 29 years.  The award is for a young investigator who is a candidate for the Ph.D. or who is within a year of having received the Ph.D. and whose research is in the area of evolutionary neuroscience.  Details can be found under "Student Funding."

The annual meetings of the J. B. Johnston Club for Evolutionary Neuroscience will be held on November 9th and 10th 2017 at the College Park Marriott in Hyattsville, MD.  This lovely hotel is next to the University of Maryland and there is a free shuttle to take you to the metro if you’d like to stay for the duration of SFN as well.

The Karger Workshop in Evolutionary Neuroscience will be on Thursday, and the JBJC annual meeting on Friday. The Workshop this year is being organized by Ashley Morhardt , and the title is “From fossils to function: integrative and taxonomically-inclusive approaches to vertebrate evolutionary neuroscience”. The complete program can be accessed here.



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Hi, allOne simple question.We know about Lettvin- Maturana article. However, I have heard that both in the behavioral and ( I am not absolutely sure) even in electrophysiological experiments the real…Continue

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Job: Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Mississippi

The Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience. Candidates whose research spans multiple levels of analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, synaptic plasticity, neurogenomics, glial cell function, and integrative neural circuits.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research…


Posted by Lainy Day on October 29, 2017 at 8:57am

Graduate positions available in behavioral neurogenomics/neuroethology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Wong lab is seeking applications for graduate student positions (Master’s or Ph.D.). The lab is broadly interested in the proximate mechanisms of variation in complex behaviors. We employ an integrative approach to understand the molecular and neural mechanisms of stress coping and related behaviors. More specifically, we examine the network of brain regions that modulate variation in stress coping and explore the neural and neurotranscriptomic mechanisms underlying observed interaction…


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The Research Works Act

There has been a lot of discussion online about the Research Works Act, an American bill (discussed here) that would make it illegal for a US government agency to have policies requiring research they fund be available as open access. As far as I know, only NIH does this now.

I would like to know:

  • Does Karger have a position on this?
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Posted by Zen Faulkes on January 20, 2012 at 6:20am

Demonstrating syngeny

There’s much excitement about a new paper in Science that shows how ants have hidden potential. In short, there are a few species of ants that can produce “supersoldiers”. Other ant species, however, can also make supersoliders when they are experimentally give the right dose of hormone.

Crudely, it looks like the ants’ ancestors had the ability by changing the hormone levels, but the pathway that was sensitive to the hormone remained. When species started to evolve differences in…


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