Current MD-PhD Student - Alyssa Baker
||Name: Alyssa Baker
Year in Program: GY3
Undergrad University: University of Texas-Dallas
Mentor: Susan M. Carlton, Ph.D.
Graduate Program: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
I am examining the ability of Group III metabotropic glutamate receptors to potentiate morphine analgesia in a model of peripheral pain.
Honors and Awards
- APS Young Investigator Travel Support Program Award,The American Pain Society 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting (2013)
- Ann and John Hamilton Endowed Scholarship Award (2012)
- APS Young Investigator Travel Support Program Award,
The American Pain Society 31st Annual Scientific Meeting
- Bromberg Scholar,
The Bench Tutorials: Scientific Research and Design Program
- APS Young Investigator Travel Support Program Award, The American Pain Society 30th Annual Scientific Meeting (2011)
- Best Student Poster Award (MSTAR Category), 13th Annual Forum on Aging (2009)
- National Member, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Pre-Health Honor Society (2004)
- Eugene McDermott Scholar, UT Dallas (2003)
- President’s List,
South Plains College
- National Merit Commended Scholar (2001)
- Morphine-induced pain sensitivity is associated with the insertion of GluA4-containing AMPA receptors at spinal cord synapses. D. Cabanero, Z. Melyan, A. Baker, S. Zhou, G. Hargett, Y. Xia, H. Beaudry, L. Gendron, S. Carlton, J. Moron-Concepcion. In submission.
- Systemic morphine treatment induces changes in responses and firing patterns of nociceptive fibers in mouse glabrous skin. D. Hogan, A. Baker, J. Moron-Concepcion, S. Carlton. In submission.
- 13th Annual Forum on Aging. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas (November 12, 2009)
- Presented a poster on the aging amygdala and pain.
- Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California (November 3-7, 2007).
- Assisted with presenting a poster from the SL McKnight and AA Pieper Laboratories.
I enjoy reading, running, church activities, and spending time with my family.