Lab News


Lab Safety Awards


February 7, 2018
The lab received an Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award (and pizza party!) from EH&S.
Thanks Polina and John for keeping us safe!



November 20, 2017
Villy was awarded the Elizabeth Roboz Einstein Fellowship to study how mTOR signaling affects cortical and hippocampal development. Congratulations Villy!!



November 14, 2017
Helen was co-recipient of the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience. The award was presented at the annual Celebration of Women in Neuroscience luncheon at SfN.

Cell Reports


November 14, 2017
John's paper describing transcriptional and translational changes during human neuronal differentiation is out in Cell Reports! This study was a fun collaboration with Stephen Floor, Jennifer Doudna and Dirk Hockemeyer.



October 2017
The lab received a research grant from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) to study how mutations in ASD-risk genes affect basal ganglia function



September 2017
The lab was awarded an R56 from NIMH to study how mutations in Tsc1 affect the function of striatal and dopamine neurons



September 2017
Welcome to recent UC Berkeley graduate Jessica Wahlberg who joins the lab as a research technician. 


August 2017
Amgen Scholar Briana Marsh did a great job presenting her summer research project at the Amgen poster session and symposium!



July 2017
Welcome to our new research technician Lisie Thayer, a recent Biochemistry and Microbiology graduate from the University of Washington.


June 2017
Polina and Katie recieved travel awards to present their work at the 2017 International Research Conference on TSC and LAM in Washington, DC

Neal graduation

Congratulations graduate! Neal Nathan presented his undergraduate honors thesis at the Public Health honors symposium

Villy QE

Congratulations to Villy for passing her qualifying exam!

Stacie honors presentation

Congratulations to Stacie Ong on her great presentation at the MCB-Neurobiology undergraduate honors symposium
[update 5/18/17] Stacie was awarded the Jeffery A. Winer Memorial Prize, given to the top graduating senior in MCB-Neurobiology. Congratulations on this great honor!

spring 2017

Spring in Berkeley! Congratulations to undergraduate Malcolm Crawford on getting a UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and volunteer Ifechukwu Okeke for being selected for the UCSF Summer Research Training Program!

NINDS logo

The lab was awarded an R21 from NINDS to study how mTORC1 signaling affects mRNA translation in different cell types in the brain

Holiday party 2016

Annual Bateup lab holiday dinner!

lunch fall 2016


Undergrad reserach appreciation lunch
Thanks for all of your work this semester!
Neuro retreat 2016 
Bateup lab members presented at the UC Berkeley Neuroscience Retreat in Monterey Bay

 NARSAD logo


Helen was awarded a Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to investigate the role of dopaminergic dysregulation in mouse models of ASD
 Kritika photo
Welcome to Amgen Scholar Kritika Chugh!


Lab at Sbragia

View from Gustafson

Hiking and wine tasting in Sonoma!
Bateup lab - group photo 2016 - lawn
May 2016
Annual Bateup Lab photo
John passed his qualifying exam - congrats John!
 NINDS logo
The lab was awarded an R01 from NINDS to study the neuropathophysiology of TSC using genetically engineered human neurons
 DK QE party
Dan passed his qualifying exam - congrats Dan!
 VK news
MCB graduate student Villy Karalis joins the lab!


JB lab

John was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship! 

Katie, Dan and Polina present at the Basal Ganglia Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, CA


Polina profile picture

Polina was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance!
 DK joins the lab

MCB graduate student Dan Kramer joins the lab!


Bateup lab - group shot 2015

April 2015
Annual Bateup Lab photo


AAM undergrad symposium

Alex presented his honors thesis project at the Undergrad Research Symposium
Congratulations Alex for being named the MCB Outstanding Scholar!



Katie passed her qualifying exam - congrats Katie!

 Sloan logo


February 2015
Helen was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship
PK photo
January 2015
Welcome to our new post-doc, Polina Kosillo from the Cragg Lab at Oxford University!


YH photo

December 2014

Welcome to research specialist Yan Han, from the Sudof Lab at Stanford!



September 2014

The Bateup Lab is now part of a 10 lab project funded by the NIH BRAIN Initiative (PI: John Ngai) to genetically and functionally characterize sub-populations of pyramidal neurons in the cortex

Bateup lab - group photo 2014

August 2014

Annual Bateup Lab photo


July 2014

The lab receives a Pilot Award from the Simon's Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)


May 2014

We got a Seed Grant from the Brain Research Foundation!

 Katie at the rig

May 2014

MCB graduate student Katie Benthall joins the lab!

 Alex joins the lab

January 2014

MCB-Neurobiology undergraduate Alex Agopyan-Miu joins the lab to do an honors thesis

 Bateup lab - group photo 2013

November 2013

Our first annual Bateup Lab photo!


Neuro retreat - Lake Tahoe

October 2013

This weekend the Bateup Lab went to our first UC Berkeley Neuroscience retreat in Lake Tahoe



September 2013

Ready to patch some cells!


JB hockey photo

August 2013

Research specialist John Blair joins the lab from the University of British Columbia!

(yes, he's Canadian!)


Lab 2013

August 2013

...and after! Unpacked and ready to go!



July 2013