November 2017

The Ralph H. and Freda E. Ojemann lecture

  • The department of Psychiatry sponsored The Ralph H. and Freda E. Ojemann lecture this year with a focus on the cerebellum. We are so thankful that Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann and Dr. Andre Machado came to discuss their groundbreaking discoveries on cerebellar function and the therapeutic potential of the cerebellum and that we were invited to participate.

Society for Neuroscience

  • Kelsey Heslin presented a poster at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington DC and we had the pleasure of working the Iowa Neuroscience Institute's booth. The INI also hosted an incredible evening at Union Station.

October 2017

1st Annual Conference of the Timing Research Forum

Visit to Frau Timmann's lab

  • While in Europe, we visited Dagmar Timmann and her cerebellar lab in Essen, Germany. She is a long time role model to our lab and we look forward to collaborating!

August 2017

New Manuscript!

Cerebellar Gordon Research Conference!

  • The Cerebellar Gordon Research Conference was outstanding this year. I presented work from a collaboration with Dr. Erik Carlson (University of Washington, Seattle) that developed at the 2015 Cerebellar GRC - Cerebellar D1-expressing neurons modulate the frontal cortex during timing tasks.

July 2017

Welcome Kelsey Heslin to the lab!

  • Kelsey is the first graduate student to join the lab and will be doing some exciting work with cerebellar-frontal interactions!

INI productivity described in the July 24th VPMA Voice!

June 2017

ACNP 2017 Travel Awardee

  • We are immensely thankful to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology for selecting Dr. Parker for a prestigious travel award for the 2017 Annual Meeting being held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Springs, California from December 3-7, 2017.

New Funding from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute!

Welcome Jonah Heskje to the lab!

  • Jonah graduated with honors in Neurobiology (Pre-med track) in May 2017. He is joining us from the Tranel lab where he worked more than 1,400 hours! He has also been recognized for over 1,000 volunteer hours at the University of Iowa Hospital. We're not sure if we pronounce every letter is his last name, but we have big plans for Jonah - Welcome!

March 2017

Our Manuscript is out in Molecular Psychiatry and has been receiving some great press!

Congratulations to Kyle Walsh on acceptance to medical school at Iowa!

  • He will be joining the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine August 2017 entering class. Kyle has been working in the lab for the last year as part of The Iowa Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship Program.

February 2017

Iowa Neuroscience Institute building research collaborations to tackle brain disorders

January 2017

Accepted Publication

  • Our manuscript Delta-frequency stimulation of cerebellar projections can compensate for schizophrenia-related medial frontal dysfunction was accepted at Molecular Psychiatry!

We are moving in!

  • The Parker lab is located in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute located on the 2nd floor of PBDB!