Halassa Lab News

The Halassa Lab studies how the brain filters information during sleep and attention.

Discovering a new role for the thalamus

In a recent study led by Ian Schmitt in the lab (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature22073.html?WT.feed_name=subjects_neuroscience), where we ran a number of experiments aimed at understanding the circuit and computational principles... read more

Disease-focused paper published in Nature

Mike (Wells) and Ralf’s paper just got published in Nature as an article. This is a collaboration with Guoping Feng’s lab at MIT, and likely one of a series of studies that clarifies that circuit basis of several neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental... read more

Paper Published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits

Sage and Ralf’s paper is published in Frontiers in neural circuits (link: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fncir.2015.00083/full#). In this paper we analyzed a previously collected dataset (from Halassa et al., 2014 Cell) and found some interesting... read more

First paper from the lab is published in Nature

Ralf and Ian’s paper is published in Nature. In this study, we developed a task that divided attention between the vision and audition in the freely behaving mouse. This was a context-dependent, trial-by-trial sensory selection task, in which mice required... read more

Halassa Lab is Awarded the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship

Halassa lab is awarded the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship in the Neurosciences to support work related to attention and autism. Previously known as the Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences, this year’s awardee class is the second for this joint project... read more

Danny Liang Admitted To Medical School

Danny focused on Biological Engineering at the University of Guelph, in Canada. Danny is passionate about neuroscience and hopes to apply his engineering skillset to develop novel tools to better understand information processing in the brain. read more

Two NYU Faculty Win Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships

Originally published by James Devitt at NYU News. Two New York University faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Michael Halassa, an assistant professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, and physiology at NYU Langone Neuroscience... read more