Welcome to the Barth Lab!
Research in the Barth lab is focused on understanding how experience assembles and alters the properties of neural circuits in the cerebral cortex, in both normal and disease states.
There is a postdoctoral position available in the lab.
September 2020 - Stories of Women in Neuroscience profile (Link)
September 2020 - Mo Zhu joins the graduate training program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
August 2020 - Dika Kuljis joins the faculty at Sacred Heart University
July 2020 - New Ph.D. student Ryan Bowman joins the lab
September 2019 - Eunsol Park awarded Carnegie Fellowship in Neuroscience
July 2019 - Alison Barth was named the Maxwell H. and Gloria C. Connan Professor of the Life Sciences
May 2019 - Ph.D. students Eunsol Park and Mo Zhu join the Barth lab
April 2019 - Stephanie Myal awarded an NIH NRSA predoctoral fellowship
November 2018 – The Barth lab was awarded a NIH grant to study synapses in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
October 2018 – Stephaie Myal was awarded the Henry L. Hillman Presidential Fellowship.
September 2018 – Nick Audette successfully defended his thesis.
Thesis Title: A Thalamocortical Circuit Initiates Experience Dependent Plasticity During Learning
May 2017 – Fluorescence synapse localization data from wild-type and Shank3 mutant mice selected for analysis by three different teams in the 2nd annual NeuroHackathon at Carnegie Mellon University. The winning team used the Shank3 dataset to find disease-related differences in synaptic morphology in cortical neurons.
March 2017 – Ajit Ray was awarded a BrainHub fellowship for collaborative projects between the Indian Institute of Science and Carnegie Mellon.
January 2017 – Dika Kuljis was awarded a training grant in the Neurobiology of Neurological Disease (T32 NS086749).
September 21, 2016 – Nick Audette was awarded the Henry L. Hillman Presidential Fellowship.
January 2016 – Joanna Urban-Ciecko was awarded the SONATA BIS from the National Science Centre, Poland.
Title: Learning-evoked plasticity of somatostatin and parvalbumin interneurons: mechanisms and impact.
December 2015 – Images from Chandrasekaran et al selected for Journal of Neuroscience December 16; 35(50): 16297-16561
September 2015 - Alison Barth named interim director of BrainHub
May 2015 – Santosh Chandrasekaran received his PhD!
Thesis Title: Unbiased, High-Throughput Electron Microscopy Analysis of Experience-Dependent Synaptic Changes.
May 2015 – Nick Audette received the Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences Graduate Fellowship