Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Core/Shared Facilities

     The Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience maintains two research facilities that are available, at minimal charge, for use by all department members, as well as by members of the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. Both cores provide instruction in the use of the facilities, assistance with the actual experiments and guidance in experimental design.

     One facility is the Animal Behavior Core, which has the equipment required for the quantitative assessment of rodent behavior in tests of cognition, sensorimotor performance, and affective function.

     The other facility is the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core, which provides access to a wide range of imaging techniques, including confocal microscopy, two-photon laser microscopy, electron microscopy and laser capture, as well as expertise in image processing and presentation.

     To further compliment in-house lab equipment, the Kennedy Center Cellular and Molecular Shared Equipment Facility on the third floor, provides additional common experiment equipment (including western blot and gel scanners, scintillation counter, film developer and various shakers and centrifuges).

Recent News & Events

Publication | Dr. Vytas Verselis
Dr. Vytas Verselis and collaborators recently published Sanchez HA, Slavi N, Srinivas M and Verselis, VK. Syndromic deafness mutations at Asn 14 differentially alter the open stability of Cx26 hemichannels. J Gen Physiol. 148(1): 25-42, 2016. The work was also featured in a recent EurekAlert news release detailing variation in the symptoms of patients afflicated with keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome....more

Grant Award | Dr. Elyse Sussman - ASHA awards
Dr. Elyse Sussman and graduate student Renee Symonds are recent recipients of a number of awards and honors by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Sussman and Renee Symonds received a Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA) while Ms. Symonds also received both an Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) and a Student Research Travel Award (SRTA) for recent work, entitled "The Impact of Unattended Auditory Cues on Perception & Task Performance in Complex Auditory Environments." This poster, and the work contained therein, was judged and found to be superlative, being only one of 48, out of over 1900 posters submitted, to earn the "Meritorious Poster" qualification by the ASHA....more

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