Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lecture Series
The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience.
The lectures are free, but you must register to reserve your seat. Lunch is served at 11:45 AM.
Sensory Neuron-Restricted CB1R Does Not Mediate AnalgesiaChrista McIntyre, PhD
Michael Burton, PhD
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
A postdoctoral researcher in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences has won a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that is intended to help him further his research and transition to a faculty position. It is the first time that a postdoc from UT Dallas has won the award. Dr. Michael Burton, who works in the neuroscience department with associate professor Dr. Ted Price, will receive approximately $800,000 for winning a K22 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The grant will provide funds for Burton’s research on how the immune system can affect pain. The five-year grant is intended to help Burton transition from a postdoctoral role to a faculty role at a university. It will cover up to two years of postdoctoral work and three years as an assistant professor. The grant covers salary, research costs and travel.