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December 18, 2023

UNC pharmacology graduate student, Gaby Soden, has chosen Dr. Walsh as a chair member for her qualifying exams!    


December 4, 2023

Dr. Walsh is awarded the NARSAD grant for Next-Generation Therapies!  She notes that rapid elevation of serotonin activity enhances sociability and promotes appropriate social behavior, and suggests that the speed and degree of serotonin enhancement may be a critical regulator of its therapeutic effects. Dr. Walsh cites preliminary data suggesting a two-dose regimen of the psychedelic compound MDMA can cause lasting increases in sociability in mice with a specific genetic deletion. She seeks to identify the circuit, cellular, and molecular adaptations underlying this therapeutic phenomenon. 


November 13, 2023

Dr. Jessica Walsh is invited to peak at SFN Mini-symposium : Mini-symposium: society for Neuroscience Molecules and memories the Complex Underpinnings of social behavior


October 31, 2023

Kirti Muthaiah Joins the Walsh Lab as a Volunteer! Kirti Muthaiah Joins the Walsh Lab! A neuroscience undergraduate UNC, Kirti is excited to explore the neural circuits involved in psychiatric disorders brain mapping, neurodevelopment, and genetic mutations that influence behavior


September 1, 2023

Undergraduate appreciation: UNC neuroscience undergraduate student, Anish Kodali, aids significantly in the imaging and tracing of Human IPSCs showing Incredible problem-solving skills, innovation and drive.  


August 17, 2023

UNC neuroscience graduate student, Pierre Llorach, has officially passed his qualifying exams and is now a neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate! An incredible step towards solidifying his career as not only an academic but professional researcher. Hats off to an amazing person and scientist.  

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August 15, 2023

Laboratory Technician, Sarah McDaniel, presents at the annual UNC PHICO Retreat! she continues to contribute to research on stress induced aggression circuits and their contributions to behavioral outbursts and social deficits present within the autism disorder.


July 26, 2023

UNC undergrad, Caroline Hertweck, as part of the Carolina Summer Fellowship Program with the UNC department of Pharmacology has spent the summer creating a poster presentation with the Walsh lab! Her project aimed to assess which brain regions are associated with stress induced aggression in a mouse model for autism spectrum disorder


June 30, 2023

Emma Joins the Walsh Lab

Emma Walsh joins the Walsh Lab! A recent graduate of Grinnell College, Emma is excited to explore the basic science side to compliment her clinical interests!


June 26, 2023

Sarah Joins the Walsh Lab

Sarah McDaniel joins the team as a Research Technician! A recent graduate of NC State, Sarah is excited to learn all things circuit and behavior related!


March 17, 2023

Pierre Joins the Walsh Lab

Pierre Llorach joins as the first Walsh Lab Ph.D. student! 

From technician and post-doc to first graduate student and new PI, the Walsh Lab could not be more honored and thrilled! 

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February 8, 2023

Anish Joins the Walsh Lab

Anish Kodali joins the team as an undergraduate research assistant. A freshman at UNC, he is excited to learn about neural circuits and the brain!


February 6, 2023

Caroline Joins the Walsh Lab

Caroline Hertweck joins the team as an undergraduate research assistant. A sophomore at UNC, she is excited to learn more about mouse models and the brain!


November 1, 2022

Niccolo Joins the Walsh Lab

Niccolo Luftig joins the team as an undergraduate research assistant. A freshman at UNC, they are excited to combine Neuroscience & Computer Science to gain a deeper understanding of animal behavior!


July 26, 2022

First Undergraduate Poster

Congratulations to Khondamir Imomnazarov on presenting the first Walsh Lab poster as part of UNC School of Medicine's Summer Undergraduate Symposium! 


June 15, 2022

First review published with Dr. Walsh as corresponding author!


June 1, 2022

Khondamir Joins the Walsh Lab for Summer Internship

Khondamir took a trip from the plains of Iowa to join the team. Originally from Uzbekistan, he came to the Walsh Lab to learn how to assess the neural basis of social behavior from Dr. Walsh!


May 25, 2022

Ruby Joins the Walsh Lab

Ruby Ashman is the first undergraduate research assistant to join the team. Bringing Neuroscience "circuit-busting" to the next generation of Tar Heels!


July 1, 2021

Start of the lab!

We're excited to join the remarkable researchers in the Department of Pharmacology in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine!

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