May 2024

Congratulations to Sylver on a fantastic Honors thesis and graduation with High Honors in Neuroscience! Our group is very proud, thankful for your contributions to the lab, and excited to see what’s next in your career. #GoBlue!

sylver graduation

April 2024

Fantastic undergraduate students finishing strong by presenting part of their work at respective program events. Congrats and best of luck, Sylver and Hadi!!

December 2023

Saying goodbye to Angelo’s (one last time) and farewell to our dear Lab manager, Mary, just days before starting to enjoy her well-deserved retirement.

lab photo

July 2023

Largely overdue Lab social (summer crew) at Angelo’s!¬†


June 2023

Dr. Giancarlo Vanini receives award from the Provost’s Neuroscience Scholars Committee for his contributions to neuroscience at the University of Michigan.

September 2022

Dr. Giancarlo Vanini and Dr. George Mashour are awarded an NIH R01 grant to study the role of preoptic sleep-wake mechanisms underlying sleep-dependent cognitive dysfunction after surgery.

August 2022

Sylver Riddell presented her work at a poster session for UM Magnificent Michigan Summer Fellowship Awardees 


April 2022

Sylver Riddell received the Magnificent Michigan Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the UM Neuroscience Innovators AND the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience Award. Congrats Sylver!

July 2021

Dr. Giancarlo Vanini and Dr. Dinesh Pal received industry funds to investigate the effects of psilocybin in a rodent model of chronic pain.