Alan G. Gittis

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The structure of a highly conserved complex between a 58-nucleotide domain of large subunit ribosomal RNA and the RNA-binding domain of ribosomal protein L11 has been solved at 2.8 angstrom resolution. It reveals a precisely folded RNA structure that is stabilized by extensive tertiary contacts and contains an unusually large core of stacked bases. A bulge(More)
At 7 days of age, rats received lesions of the septal nuclei or control operations. The rats received 30 hr of training on a schedule that differentially reinforced low rates of responding (DRL 20 sec), 1 hr per day, beginning at either 27 or 96 days of age. At 126 days of age, all subjects received 10 additional training sessions. After operant testing,(More)
The growth of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Education has been phenomenal. Just using the annual SfN social as a metric, the quantity, scope and sheer energy of the student presentations is a source of tremendous joy for us veterans of the organization. I take tremendous pride in the organization, but I do have a criticism. Through its(More)
This past year I had the pleasure of developing a grant proposal entitled, " The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Post-Doctoral Residency Program. " The concept entails establishing a national network of post-doctoral training positions in undergraduate neuroscience programs. The residents and the training sites would be selected through competitive(More)
Between 15 and 18 days of age, rat pups develop an alternation strategy in a spatial non-match-to-sample task. Adapting the rat pups to the apparatus by housing them in it overnight, the difference in behavioral patterns can readily be observed in a single laboratory session. The opportunity of the pups to "nipple attach" to an anesthetized dam serves as(More)
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