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Troy Ghashghaei

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Dec 14, 2016

Cheng, Ghashghaei Selected as University Faculty Scholars

Launched in 2012, the annual University Faculty Scholars program honors “top early- and mid-career faculty who are pursuing research to solve society’s most pressing... 

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Dec 7, 2016

When Neurons are ‘Born’ Impacts Olfactory Behavior in Mice

Troy Ghashghaei, associate professor of neurobiology at NC State, studies the ways neurons develop and integrate into the “circuitry” of the brain... 

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Jun 29, 2015

NC State Researcher Finds MARCKS Protein May Help Protect Brain Cells from Age Damage

Your brain doesn’t just sit in your skull like play-doh in its plastic case. It’s surrounded and cushioned by CSF, a clear, colorless fluid produced in the brain that... 

May 30, 2014

Neural Transplant Reduces Absence Epilespsy Seizures in Mice

Stargazer mouse looks upward at transplanted GABAergic neuron (green) in its primary visual cortex. Art by Alice Harvey. New research from North Carolina State University pinpoints the areas of the cerebral cortex that are affected in mice with absence epilepsy and shows that transplanting embryonic neural cells into these areas can alleviate symptoms of the… 

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Jan 15, 2013

Researchers Find Lack of Protein Sp2 Disrupts Neuron Creation in Brain

A protein known as Sp2 is key to the proper creation of neurons from stem cells, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. Understanding how this protein works could enable scientists to “program” stem cells for regeneration, which has implications for neural therapies. Troy Ghashghaei and Jon Horowitz, both faculty in the College of… 

Sep 5, 2012

CVM Neurobiologist Maps Areas of the Brain Associated with Affective Aggression in Mice

A North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine researcher has created a roadmap to areas of the brain associated with affective aggression in mice. This roadmap may be the first step toward finding therapies for humans suffering from affective aggression disorders that lead to impulsive violent acts. Affective aggression differs from defensive aggression or… 

Jan 17, 2012

Research Profile: Dr. Ghashghaei

Dr. Troy Ghashghaei, assistant professor of neurobiology, is a neuroscientist in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a member of the NC State Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research. Dr. Ghashghaei’s team focuses on discovering genes connected to new brain cell production, and identifying novel therapeutic… 

Jun 28, 2011

CCMTR Researchers Identify Genetic Conductor Involved with New Brain Cell Production in Adults

A team of researchers in North Carolina State University’s Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research has discovered more about how a gene connected to the production of new brain cells in adults does its job. The findings could pave the way to new therapies for brain injury or disease. Most areas of the brain… 

Jan 18, 2011

Journal of Visualized Experiments Profiles CVM Research Technique

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) published a procedure article by Dr. Troy Ghashghaei and research associate Benoit Jacquet titled,” An Organotypic Slice Assay for High-Resolution Time-Lapse Imaging of Neuronal Migration in the Postnatal Brain.” Read the abstract, access a PDF of the article, and view the video here. JOVE combines written protocols with videos…