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June 24, 2024

Heather Joins the Walsh Lab

Dr. Heather Ortega joins the Walsh Lab as the first Post-doctoral Fellow! She is interested in understanding the neural circuits underlying psychiatric disorders. The Walsh lab could not be more thrilled and honored to have her join the team!

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June 5, 2024

Nolan receives The Dr. Curtis Harper Fellow's Summer Research Award

Congrats to Carolina Summer Fellow Nolan for receiving The Dr. Curtis Harper Fellow's Summer Research Award!! Fantastic accomplishment!! Stay tuned for awesome summer research ahead!

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May 29, 2024

Nolan & Anish begin Carolina Summer Fellowship Program

Anish and Nolan start UNC's Carolina Summer Fellowship Program in the Walsh Lab! Stay tuned for exciting research presentations from these two!

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May 23, 2024

Heal Day with Sarah & Caroline

Sarah and Caroline take the lead on teaching Heal Day students how the Walsh Lab make optogenetic fiber implants for mice!

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March 7, 2024

Pierre's poster presentation at MPA Conference

Pierre presents his exciting data at the Molecular Psychiatry Association Conference in Kona, Hawaii! 

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March 1, 2024

Walsh Lab's First R01!

Walsh Lab's first R01 is funded and received a 2% from the NIMH! The team is excited to continue to understand how drugs impact neural circuits that regulate social behavior.

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December 4, 2023

Dr. Walsh awarded BBRF Young Investigator Grant

Dr. Walsh awarded the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD) Young Investigator Grant!  She is honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of this amazing foundation.

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November 13, 2023

SfN Mini-Symposium

Dr. Walsh chair's a Mini-symposium at the annual Society for Neuroscience Conference entitled "Molecules and memories: the complex underpinnings of social behavior" with an exceptional group of neuroscientists!

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October 31, 2023

Kirti Joins the Walsh Lab

Kirti Muthaiah joins the Walsh Lab as an undergraduate research assistant. 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

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August 17, 2023

Pierre passes qualifying exam

UNC neuroscience graduate student, Pierre Llorach, has officially passed his qualifying exam and is now a neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate! An incredible accomplishment. Hats off to an amazing person and scientist! 

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August 15, 2023

PHCO Retreat Poster Presentation

Laboratory Technician, Sarah McDaniel, presents at the annual UNC PHCO Retreat! She continues to contribute to research on stress induced aggression circuits and social deficits present within autism spectrum disorder.

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July 26, 2023

Caroline Hertweck: Carolina Summer Fellowship Program

UNC undergrad, Caroline Hertweck, as part of the Carolina Summer Fellowship Program with the UNC Department of Pharmacology, presents her summer research conducted in 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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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! 

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June 15, 2022

First review published with Dr. Walsh as corresponding author!

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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!

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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!

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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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