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MPFI Postdoctoral Researcher Takayasu Mikuni receives $520,000 PRESTO grant to develop highly sensitive technique for protein visualization

MPFI Postdoctoral Researcher Takayasu Mikuni receives $520,000 PRESTO grant to develop highly sensitive technique for protein visualization

September 16, 2016

By Megan Pino Takayasu Mikuni, M.D., Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Researcher in Scientific Director Ryohei Yasuda’s lab at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), has been awarded the prestigious Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO, “Sakigake” in Japanese) grant by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).... READ MORE

Optical sensors provide the tools necessary to probe neuroplasticity at the single-spine level

Optical sensors provide the tools necessary to probe neuroplasticity at the single-spine level

July 15, 2016

By Megan Pino, Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow Lesley Colgan, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Scientific Director Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D. Her research focuses on neuroplasticity – the ability to strengthen or weaken synapses. Since joining the lab in 2012, Colgan has developed a series of optical sensors for... READ MORE

Insight Must Precede Application: The Importance of Basic Research

Insight Must Precede Application: The Importance of Basic Research

May 31, 2016

By Emma Yasinski In 1976, Julius H. Comroe, Jr., formerly of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, and R.D. Dripps, then professor of anesthesia and vice president for health affairs at the University of Pennsylvania, set out to identify the sources of the most important... READ MORE

Postdoc explores animal behavior with hopes of understanding the role of learning in vision

Postdoc explores animal behavior with hopes of understanding the role of learning in vision

May 20, 2016

By Megan Pino, Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow Joseph Schumacher, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Fitzpatrick Lab at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), has been investigating how learning impacts the coding structure of visual cortical circuits. “Ever since I was in grad school, I’ve been very interested in what we... READ MORE

Ye Sun, Ph.D. Student, combines two cutting-edge techniques in ambitious graduate research project

Ye Sun, Ph.D. Student, combines two cutting-edge techniques in ambitious graduate research project

March 4, 2016

“There was a very popular saying in China when I was in high school: The 21st century is the century of biology,” said Ye Sun, a graduate student in the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBAN) program. She quickly... READ MORE

Max Planck Neuroscientists Bring Expertise to Latin American Training Program

Max Planck Neuroscientists Bring Expertise to Latin American Training Program

November 5, 2015

Two Max Planck neuroscientists recently participated in the Society for Neuroscience’s (SfN) Latin American Training Program (LATP) – a unique educational opportunity for Latin American and Caribbean students to learn from some of the best and brightest neuroscientists across the globe. Dr. James Schummers, a research group leader at the... READ MORE

Employee Spotlight: James Conway, Environmental Health and Safety Technician

Employee Spotlight: James Conway, Environmental Health and Safety Technician

October 31, 2015

How would you describe your job? My job is to facilitate the scientists’ work in several ways. I manage disposal of chemicals and bio hazardous materials and maintain a constant supply of clean, sterile glassware – a little piece of dust can compromise an entire imaging experiment. I also contribute... READ MORE

President of the Max Planck Society, Dr. Martin Stratmann, visits MPFI

October 30, 2015

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) welcomed Max Planck Society President Dr. Martin Stratmann in October 2015 for a visit of the Society’s only institute outside of Europe. During his time in Jupiter, President Stratmann toured MPFI’s labs, met with researchers, and attended a special scientific poster session held... READ MORE

EU Funding Research and Innovation: MPFI hosts workshop for Jupiter scientists

EU Funding Research and Innovation: MPFI hosts workshop for Jupiter scientists

September 26, 2015

On September 25, 2015, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience was honored to host a unique and interesting opportunity for faculty, post doctoral researchers, and graduate students from Palm Beach County research institutions. At the EU Horizon 2020 Funding Opportunities Workshop, a delegation from the EU-BILAT-USA 2.0 Program provided workshops... READ MORE

Promoting Science Engagement in the Community Through TEDx Talks

Promoting Science Engagement in the Community Through TEDx Talks

July 31, 2015

Rebekah Corlew, Ph.D., Lead Public Engagement Scientist at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), has a rule. She never says “no” to an outreach opportunity. “If there’s an opportunity to reach out to the public, I always do it or find the right person here to do it,”... READ MORE