Notable news from the Südhof Laboratory

  • Dissecting the synaptic role of specific isoforms of neurexin cell adhesion molecules

    In this paper, we characterized the synaptic role of specific, short isoforms of the neurexin family of cell adhesion molecules known as β-neurexins, uncovering their role in regulating endocannabinoid signaling at a subset of excitatory synapses in the hippocampus.

  • Stanford Scientist Wins Nobel Prize

    Neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

  • Thomas Südhof wins Lasker Award

    The award, among the most respected science prizes in the world, is given annually by the New York City-based Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation to honor visionaries whose insight and perseverance have led to dramatic advances with practical medical potential.

  • Neuroscientist Südhof wins prestigious Kavli Prize

    Thomas Südhof, MD, a Stanford neuroscientist renowned for his investigations into how nerve cells in the brain communicate, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Kavli Prize, which the New York Times calls “one of the richest prizes in science.”…

  • New NIMH Project: ASD heterogeneity to synaptic function

    This project represents a broad systematic attempt to address a major challenge and opportunity arising from recent studies on the human genetics of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).