Dr. Ray Russel received 2022 Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award
Faculty Awards Day took place on May 19, 2022 to recognize Baylor College of Medicine faculty for their excellence in education, patient care, service and professionalism. Dr. Russell Ray, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and McNair Scholar was the recipient of a 2022 Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in the category of Teaching and Evaluation which is given to most skilled and committed educators in our College. View a full list of faculty award recipients.
Dr. Melanie Samuel receives 2022 Women of Excellence Award
Dr. Melanie Samuel, associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Huffington Center on Aging was named recipient of 2022 Women of Excellence Award by Baylor College of Medicine for her extraordinary contributions and accomplishments to towards promotion of women in science and diversity and inclusion. She exemplifies BCM values and is exceptionally dedicated to issues that affect women at BCM and in the larger community. View a full list of faculty honorees and details about this prestigious award.
Dr. Nuo Li, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine, was selected to receive the 2021 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Excellence in Research Award.
Dr. Matthew McGinley's research featured in Wall Street Journal
Principal investigator Dr. Matthew McGinley was featured in the Wall Street Journal. The article describes the research in the McGinley Lab using pupillometry (measurement of pupil size and reactivity) as a non-invasive biosensor to monitor arousal and attention in health and disease. Read the article: "How to Get Smarter: Start with the Brain Itself."
New research by Baylor College of Medicine scientists, including Dr. Mauro Costa-Mattioli at suggests that microbes in the gut may contribute to certain symptoms associated with complex neurological disorders.
Peter Saggau Appointed Emeritus Professor
Dr. Peter Saggau has been appointed as an emeritus professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Saggau was among the first wave of recruits to Neuroscience and quickly established an outstanding research program in optical methods for studying neuronal activity and circuit function. Dr. Saggau played a particularly important role in helping other researchers at BCM establish his innovative, cutting edge optical methods for their research programs..
An unconventional bacteria-based approach has successfully reversed deficits in social behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in genetic, environmental, and idiopathic mouse models of the condition.