In the News

Congratulations to Dr. Gescwhind and Dr. Michael Jung in the Department of Chemistry for winning the Amgen Early Innovator Award at the UCLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Innovation Day 2018. They were awarded $75,000 to conduct further research on Alzheimer's disease in the Geschwind Lab. See the full article from the UCLA Newsroom.
The February 2018 Science paper by Gandal et al. was featured in Scientific American with an accompanying infographic. See the feature below or on the Scientific American website.
Dr. Geschwind and colleagues were featured in UCLA Health's U Magazine March 2018 edition. See the feature below.
A landmark paper by Gandal et al. published in Science pinpointing shared and unique transcriptomic features across five psychiatric disorders made national headlines in news outlets such as CNNThe Washington Post, and NPR. The paper was announced by the UCLA Newsroom after its February 8 release. Additional coverage was provided by Science MagazineSpectrum, which syndicated to Scientific AmericanHealthDay, which syndicated to U.S. News & World ReportAMA Morning Rounds, Health.comThe Scientist, and New Scientist; and The Verge.
The UCLA Newsroom announced the release of a Cell paper from de la Torre-Ubieta et al. using ATAC-seq to generate a map of gene regulation during human neurogenesis. Coverage included January 11 in ScienceDaily and Medical Xpress; and January 12 in Neuroscience News, Technology Networks, and Science Newsline.
The UCLA Newsroom announced the release of a December 2017 eLife paper from Chandran et al. using ATAC-seq to generate a map of gene regulation during human neurogenesis. Coverage included December 20 in MedicalXpress and News Medical, January 2 in myScience, and January 3 in Technology Networks.
The UCLA Newsroom reported that the labs of Dr. Geschwind and Dr. Sergiu Pasca at Stanford received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to pursue "convergent neuroscience" efforts establishing links between results from stem cell, cell culture, physiology, genomics, physics, and behavioral research.
Dr. Geschwind was among 30 UCLA faculty members named among Claritive Analytics' "2017 Highly Cited Researchers," as reported by the UCLA Newsroom. The list compiled more than 3,000 researchers whose studies were among the top 1% most referenced studies in their field.
The NIH awarded the UCLA Center for Autism Treatment and Research (CART) the Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) award, a five-year, $9.7 million grant that will allow CART to continue research on heterogeneity in phenotypes, genetic variation, and treatment response in autism. Dr. Geschwind is the director of the Center for Autism Treatment and Research, and the grant is led by UCLA's Dr. Susan Bookheimer. See UCLA Newsroom's report here.
The UCLA Newsroom made a press release for a Nature paper by Parikshak et al. using gene expression data from RNA-seq in postmortem human brain to show changes in cortical patterning, gene regulation, and alternative splicing in ASD. The story was covered by Medical Xpress on December 5 and on December 6.
The UCLA Newsroom reported on a Nature paper in which Won et al. use high-resolution 3D chromatin mapping to elucidate novel relationships between regulatory elements and genes that are disrupted during brain development in schizophrenia. The story was covered by CNNMedical Xpress, ScienceDaily and Sign of the Times on October 19; by Breitbart on October 20; and by on October 21. The paper was additionally named one of the Top 10 Biotech News Stories of 2016 by Biotechin.Asia.
Dr. Geschwind was featured in a UCLA brand campaign celebrating the school's trailblazers. Read the UCLA Newsroom announcement here and read Dr. Gescwhind's Optimist biography here.
Luis de la Torre-Ubieta, a postdoctoral fellow in the Geschwind Lab, was featured by the media as a finalist in the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards that showcases the best in science images for the year. Ubieta was cited for his microscopic image of a false-colored mouse brain. Coverage included March 9 in the Washington Post,, The Conversation, and; and March 12 in the Telegraph (UK).
1st place winner of the 7th Annual Neurology Science Day! Maria presented her poster titled “Synaptic and network pathologies in the CNTNAP2 mouse model of autism.” Work done in collaboration with the laboratory of Peyman Golshani MD, PhD here at UCLA.