News and Recognition

2019

 

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.

And HSCI Press Release here.

Check out an interview with Alcino Silva, Sheena Josselyn and Amar on memory in the MGH magazine Proto

 

2018

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 Antoine on your paper (Besnard et al, Cell Reports) describing a stress sensitive transcription factor moderating fear responses!  Terrific.  Read the Press Release here. and here.

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!

 

2017

 

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.

 

Watch Amar talk about new studies on rejuvenating and re-engineering aging memory circuits at the 2017 NYAS Neuroplasticity, Neuroregeneration and Brain Repair symposium.

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!

 

Our review on Targeting Adult Neurogenesis to Optimize Hippocampal Circuits in Aging is out.

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.

Watch Amar talk about what drives the research in the Sahaylab (and a preview of work to come).

 

Thanks to NIA and McKnight Foundation for  opportunity to present a "short talk" (click here) on our work on adult hippocampal neurogenesis and aging at CASIII.

 

2016

Our paper on Neurogenesis, neuronal competition, memory, remapping and aging is out in Neuron.   Check out blurb. Congrats Kate!

Lab receives Ro1 funding from NIA.  Fuel for our science on memory and aging.

 

Alexia is awarded one of Harvard's 2016 Hoopes Prizes for outstanding senior honors thesis.  Congrats! We are super happy for you! (Co-advisors: Amar Sahay and Arthur Kleinman)

 

Lab receives catalytic pilot funding from Harvard Neurodiscovery Center (HNDC)/Mass. Alzheimer's disease research center (MADRC).  Excited about uncovering new biology!

 

2015

Read about HIP mentors discussing their passion for mentoring undergraduate HIP interns

 

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.

 

Lab celebrates mentored-undergraduate research with paper accepted in Hippocampus

 

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.

 

 

2014

 

Sahay lab receives 2014 Inscopix Decode Award to combine optical imaging and behavior

 

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!)

 

Amar is awarded a $2.75 million (total award) 2014 Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS Ro1) from the National Institute of Mental Health.

 

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

 

February 2014 saw us organize the first international meeting on Adult Neurogenesis in

mainland Asia in Mumbai, India (Adult neurogenesis: From Stem Cells to Therapies).  Exciting science from around the world and in India.

 

PsyBrain, Inc. is formed.  A new model for drug development for psychiatric disorders based on hypothesis driven science.

 

Insights Into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mood Disorders From Adult Neurogenesis and Neural Circuitry Studies-A Conversation With Amar Sahay

 

2013

 

Watch Amar talk about how neurogenesis may be harnessed to modulate mood.

Kavli American-Israeli Symposium 2013

 

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!

 

 

2012

Congrats to Antoine on receiving grants from the Bettencourt-Schueller and Philippe Foundations

 

Amar was awarded a Whitehall Foundation Grant and a  Ellison New Scholar in Aging Award

 

Nannan, Kate and Antoine join the lab

 

2011

 

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...

Wait, Wait dont tell me.

Also, read about in MIT Tech Review.

 

 

 

 

 

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