Jose Rodríguez-Romaguera accepted an assistant professor position at UNC
May 8, 2019
Congratulations to our postdoc, Jose, who accepted an assistant professor position in the UNC Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Center. He will start his own lab on Aug 2, 2019, and will be our neighbor in the MEJ building. We are looking forward to the continuing collaboration with the Rodríguez-Romaguera Lab.
Amber Kline awarded F31 NRSA from NINDS
APRIL 15, 2019
Congratulations to our grad student, Amber, who received a F31 training fellowship from NINDS. This fellowship will provide three years of support for her research.
We welcome our new postdoc Hiroaki Tsukano
APRIL 15, 2019
Welcome to Hiroaki, who joined our lab as a new postdoc from the Shibuki Lab in Japan.
The Kato Lab moved to Mary Ellen Jones Building at UNC
MARCH 18, 2019
Along with the UNC Neuroscience Center, we are moving to the newly renovated Mary Ellen Jones Building. We are looking forward to the collaborations to come in this beautiful building.
Koun Onodera awarded Toyobo BioTechnology Foundation Grant
DECEMBER 1, 2018
Congratulations to our postdoc, Koun, who received a TOYOBO BioTechnology Foundation Grant. This fellowship will provide two years of support for his research.
We welcome our new postdoc Koun Onodera
NOVEMBER 15, 2018
Welcome to Koun, who joined our lab as a new postdoc from the Uemura Lab in Japan.
We welcome our new postdoc Jose Rodríguez-Romaguera and new MD-PhD student Randall Ung
Welcome to Jose and Randall, who joined our lab from the Stuber Lab, UNC.
Hiroyuki Kato awarded 2018 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
JUNE 13, 2018
We will receive four years of support for our research. Please see News on UNC Neuroscience Center for more detail: https://www.med.unc.edu/neuroscience/hiroyuki-kato-phd-selected-as-pew-scholar-in-biological-sciences/
Hiroyuki Kato awarded Whitehall Foundation Research Grant
DECEMBER 4, 2017
The goal of this study is to understand how our brain is able to bind together spectrally and temporally distributed sound signals to reconstitute individual sound objects. We will receive three years of support for our research.
Hiroyuki Kato Published in Neuron
JULY 6, 2017
In the study published in the journal Neuron titled, “Network-level Control of Frequency Tuning in Auditory Complex”, we found that lateral inhibition, a fundamental circuit operation that sharpens the tuning properties of neurons, is mediated by the regulation of reverberating recurrent circuits. This finding revises the classical model of lateral inhibition, and points to the importance of considering the whole network in the circuit model of healthy and diseased brains. To read the full article: https://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(17)30517-2
Hiroyuki Kato awarded Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness
MAY 30, 2017
The goal of this study is to understand how disturbed inhibition in the neuronal network leads to abnormal sound representations in the primary auditory cortex of autistic brains. We will receive three years of support for our research.
We welcome our first graduate student Amber Kline
Welcome to Amber, who joined the lab as our first graduate student. She will be supported by T32 training grant through Neuroscience Center.
We welcome our new lab manager/research technician Destinee Aponte
Welcome to Destinee, who joined the lab as the lab manager/research technician, and also as the first lab member.
Kato Lab started in UNC
JANUARY 1, 2017
The Kato Lab started in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Center, UNC.