2017 Highlights and Accomplishments
Erin Bobeck was awarded second place in the Neuropharmacology division best oral presentation competition at Experimental Biology 2017, Chicago
Erin Bobeck was awarded with the Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
2016 Highlights and Accomplishments
Lakshmi Devi is on the Board of Directors for the Winter Conference on Brain Research, 2016 Breckenridge, Colorado.
Amanda Fakira received a Travel Fellowship to attend the 2017 Winter Conference on Brain Research, Montana.
Lakshmi Devi gave a Keynote Lecture, 50th Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Iguazú Falls, Paraná, Brazil, October 2016.
Lakshmi Devi was a keynote Speaker, Institute of Cellular Sciences Retreat, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 2016
Salvador Sierra gave a talk in a webinar organized by The Scientist about protein-protein interactions and proximity ligation assay in neurodegenerative diseases, October 2016. To access the webinar click on the image.
Lakshmi Devi gave the INRC Founders’ Lecture, International Narcotics Research Conference, Bath, UK, July 2016
2015 Highlights and Accomplishments
Lakshmi Devi gave the Mahdi Hasan Memorial Lecture at NeuroCon 2015, Haldia, West Bengal, India. Her lecture title was “Novel Functions for New Neuropeptides: from Body Weight Regulation to Neurodegenerative Diseases.”
Erin Bobeck received a Young Scientist Award from the Neuropharmacology division of American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Erin Bobeck received 1st Place in the Call for Images at the 7th Annual Neuroscience Retreat for her image titled “Distribution of the orphan receptor, GPR171, in the hippocampus. blue-DAPI, green-GPR171, red-glutamate.”
2014 Highlights and Accomplishments
Lakshmi Devi was awarded the Faculty Council Award for Academic Excellence (Senior Research Faculty). This prestigious award given at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, recognizes achievements in all areas of academic pursuits: research, scholarship, teaching, clinical skills, leadership, and mentoring.
Erin Bobeck and Ivone Gomes were invited to give oral presentations at the 2014 International Narcotics Research Conference and received travel awards to attend the conference in Montreal, Canada, July 2014.
Erin Bobeck received a Young Scientist Award from the Neuropharmacology division of American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and received a travel award to attend the Experimental Biology Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2014.
2013 Highlights and Accomplishments
Lakshmi Devi was a Keynote Speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2013. Dr. Devi presented on “Big science on a modest budget: Lessons from deorphanizing a hypothalamic G protein-coupled receptor involved in body weight regulation.”
Wakako Fujita was invited to participate in the symposium titled, ‘Advances in exploring receptor-receptor interactions in opioid receptor function’ at the 2013 International Narcotics Research Conference and received a travel award to attend the conference in Queensland, Australia, July 2013.
Lakshmi Devi was a presenter at the 2013 Annual GoldLab Symposium. Her talk was titled, Big Science on a Small Budget: Neuropeptide Receptors and Drug Discovery.
Mount Sinai Researchers Identify New Receptor in Brain Important for Controlling Obesity. Lab of Lakshmi A. Devi, PhD, uses mouse model to locate the receptor.
NEW YORK – September 25, 2013 / View the Press Release
Chemical Compound Shows Promise as Alternative to Opioid Pain Relievers. Drug targeting a protein complex containing two different types of opioid receptors may be an effective alternative to morphine and other opioid pain medications. NEW YORK, NY – July 1, 2013 / View the Press Release
2012 Highlights and Accomplishments
Marijuana-Like Chemical May Prevent AIDS Progression
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered how marijuana receptors found on immune cells can influence the spread of the virus. NEW YORK, NY – March 20, 2012 / View the Press Release
2010 Highlights and Accomplishments
Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Targets to Improve Pain Management After Chronic Morphine Administration. Researchers identified changes in the brain and spinal cord that occur during the development of morphine tolerance, providing a therapeutic target for preventing it. NEW YORK, NY – September 7, 2010 / View the Press Release