News and Recognition
Congrats Cinzia on a 2021 MGH FMD Fundamental Research Fellowship. Well done!
Our ongoing efforts to dampen hippocampal hyperactivity and increase GABAergic inhibition to maintain memory precision is highlighted in this article from the SIMONS Foundation. Boosting the Brain’s Brakes to Beat Memory Loss
The lab's work on neurogenesis, aging and memory is featured alongside that of other memory researchers in Lauren Aguirre's novel "The Memory Thief: And the Secrets Behind How We Remember"
Congrats Yu-Tzu on a 2021 MGH FMD Fundamental Research Fellowship. Well done!
Congrats Lina on Summa Cum laude and Highest Honors in Neuroscience for your thesis!
Onward to medical school. Well done!
Congrats Michael on a 2021 Warren DuPont Fellowship in Psychiatry. Well done!
Congrats Travis on a 2020 NARSAD (BBRF) Young Investigator Award. Well done!
Congrats Travis on your Perspective on Engrams and Memory Indexing
Congrats Antoine and Samara on your study in Cell Reports delineating differential contributions of dorsal and ventral Hippocampal CA3 outputs (to CA1 and Dorsolateral Septum, DLS) and Parvalbumin Inhibitory neurons to contextual fear discrimination.
Amar is named a 2019 MGH Research Scholar thanks to the generous philanthropy of James and Audrey Foster. Thank you!
Our paper entitled "Dorsolateral septum somatostatin interneurons gate mobility to calibrate context-specific behavioral fear responses" is published in Nature Neuroscience (Feb 04, 2019). Congrats Antoine, Michael and Hannah and our collaborators. Check out the MGHEurekaAlert press release.
Congrats Antoine on acceptance of your paper in Nature Neuroscience demonstrating a role for a potentially hardwired subpopulation of DLS SST interneurons and GABA long range projection neurons in calibration of adaptive fear responses. Awesome news!
Amar is awarded a 2018 AARG Alzheimer's Research Grant. We are thankful for the support !
Congrats Hannah on 2 year DFG fellowship! Well deserved.
Exciting to see the NIH Director discuss and share our recent paper (NMED 2018) on how FFI maintains hippocampal indexes and remote memory precision in his monthly blog post on recent advances in science and medicine.
Congrats Dr. Tara Raam on a successful thesis defense and a really great seminar! Onward to Hopkins for an exciting postdoc!
Congrats Michael for your successes in PhD Neuroscience program interviews (Hopkins/Harvard/Yale) and we are happy you are staying in Boston!
Congrats Alec on admission to Harvard Medical School. Indeed, crimson is your favorite color!
Congrats Kate on joining Biogen! Exciting times ahead!
Congrats Nannan on identifying a role for feedforward inhibition in DG-CA3 in governing generalization of remote memories in adulthood and aging (Guo et al, Nature Medicine, Accepted). Awesome news!
Congrats Tara on edifying the role of Hippocampal Oxytocin receptors in social memory (Nature Communications). Terrific, well-done! Onward! Read Press Release here.
Lab is awarded Ro1 from NIMH to support investigations into social memory circuits. Thank you!
Congrats Cinzia on your 2017 NARSAD YI Grant! Awesome.
Amar is awarded a 2017 HSCI Seed grant for lab's work on novel neurogenic regulators. Thank you!
Amar is awarded a 2017 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant for our ongoing work on human cellular reprogramming. Thank you!
Congrats Tara on 2017 Wisconsin Symposium on Emotions Travel Award.
Lab receives Ro1 funding from NIA. Fuel for our science on memory and aging.
Amar shares his perspective on Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis along with colleagues in The Scientist.
Sahay lab receives award from Ellison Family. We are grateful to Ellison Family for their support of our work on memory processing in aging and Alzheimer's disease.
Amar is awarded a 2015 HSCI development Grant.
Congrats Tomer for hitting homeruns on his PhD Program Neuroscience-Interviews at Columbia,
UCSF, MIT......and he is off to UC Berkeley for his Ph.D. We couldnt be more happier for you.
Congrats Shannen! She graduates with Highest honors in Neurobiology.
Amar's application for 2014 AFAR New Investigator Award in Alzheimer's disease is selected for funding (but unfunded because of loss of eligibility owing to receipt of a nonoverlapping BRAINS Ro1!)
Congrats Antoine on being awarded a 2014 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
Congratulations to Tara Raam and Hugo Ramirez for clearing their PQEs
Congratulations to Melissa Boldrige for her honor’s thesis in the lab and graduation.
Kate gave a talk on her work at the 2014 HSCI Annual Retreat
PsyBrain, Inc. is formed. A new model for drug development for psychiatric disorders based on hypothesis driven science.
Amar is faculty co-chair of the 2013 HSCI Annual Malkin Retreat, a day for sharing inspiring science
Kate's abstract was chosen for a talk at the Stanley Center Symposium on the Emerging Genetics and Neurobiology of severe mental illness at the BROAD Institute.
Tara Raam joins lab as first graduate student! Exciting.
Congrats to Sally for her graduate school offers. Starting NYU Neuroscience in the fall!
Nannan, Kate and Antoine join the lab
Sally Levinson is lab's first hire.
Amar receives 2011 Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award from Society For Neuroscience
September 2011. The Sahay lab is born.
Our Smart mice make it to NPR...
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Also, read about in MIT Tech Review.