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August 8, 2017

Hires lab is awarded an NIH U01 grant! This is a three year collaborative project from the BRAIN Initiative with total anticipated costs of $2.2M. The major goal of this project is to develop new genetically encoded fluorescent sensors for imaging neuromodulation in behaving animals.

June 1, 2017

Hires lab is awarded its second NIH grant! This NIMH R21 is a 2-year multiPI collaboration with total anticipated costs of $435,750. The major goal of this project is to identify changes in neural dynamics in primary somatosensory cortex in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome.

May 15, 2017

A USC Neuroscience Ph.D. student, Jing ‘Lily’ Zou joins the lab. She has expertise in developing genetically encoded indicators of neuromodulators.

September 30, 2016

Hires lab is awarded its first NIH grant! This BRAIN Initiative R21 is a 2-year multiPI collaboration with total anticipated costs of $495,000.  The major goal of this project is to develop a new type of channelrhodopsin to control flexible sets of neurons in distributed circuits in vivo.

May 15, 2016

Two USC Neuroscience Ph.D. students join the Hires lab. Samson King has experience in primate research and cognitive science with a Master’s degree from Wake Forest. Philip Maire has experience in electrophysiology.

May 15, 2015

A big week for the Hires Lab. Jonathan Cheung has signed on to do his PhD in the Hires Lab.  The Whitehall Foundation awarded the lab a 3 year $225,000 research grant.  The Rose-Hills Foundation awarded the lab a 1 year, renewable $75,000 research grant.

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