April 3, 2024

Congratulations to Yasemin Sancak!

Congratulations to Yasemin Sancak on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.

March 4, 2024

William A. Catterall (1946-2024)

Excellence and leadership were defining characteristics of University of Washington Neurobiologist William (Bill) A. Catterall who died at age 77 on February 28, 2024. Born and raised in Providence Rhode Island, Bill was an Ivy League scholar, graduating from Brown and Johns Hopkins Universities. He joined the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1977 and was research-active until his death. His contributions to modern pharmacology, leadership impact at UW, and the legacy of his trainees are incalculable. He is survived by his wife Tina, son Douglas, and daughter Elizabeth.

February 22, 2024

David Shechner receives Chan-Zuckerberg Collaborative Pairs Award

David Shechner (UW) and Gene Yeo (UC, San Diego) received the Chan-Zuckerberg Collaborative Pairs Award. Their project looks to leverage and further develop new RNA-targeted microenvironment-mapping tools in patient-derived neurons,...

February 20, 2024

John D. Scott wins ASPET Julius Axelrod Award

ASPET is pleased to award Dr. John D. Scott, PhD from the University of Washington, the 2024 Julius Axelrod Award in Pharmacology. The Axelrod Award was established in 1991 to honor the memory of the eminent American pharmacologist who shaped the fields of neuroscience, drug metabolism, and biochemistry and who served as a mentor for numerous eminent pharmacologists around the world.

July 18, 2023

Maryanne Kihiu awarded 2023 AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Maryanne Kihiu awarded 2023 AHA Predoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship is meant to enhance the training of promising students in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend...

May 4, 2023

Akira (Aki) Horita, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology

On April 23, 2023, Akira (Aki) Horita, Professor Emeritus, died peacefully at his home at the age of 94. He was one of the earliest faculty members in the Department...

January 20, 2023

Yadav Lab research featured in Spectrum News

The Yadav lab’s newly published Science Signaling paper was featured in Spectrum. It is the go-to destination for the latest news and analysis about autism research.

January 4, 2023

Science Signaling – Neurodevelopmental disorder–associated mutations in TAOK1 reveal its function as a plasma membrane remodeling kinase

A new paper from the Yadav lab was published in Science Signaling. Mutations in TAOK1, which encodes a serine-threonine kinase, are associated with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurodevelopmental delay...

April 7, 2022

Tool Uses Light to Inhibit Neural Activity in Mice

In a study led by Bryan Copits, Ph.D., of the University of Washington School of Medicine, St. Louis, and Michael Bruchas, Ph.D., of the University of Washington, Seattle, researchers developed a tool that can precisely control and inhibit individual neurons.