Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Award Winners
The Neuroscience Community at UTMB is very pleased to announce the
winners of the 2013 competition for two important awards endowed by the
Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience:
The UTMB Medical Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience and
The UTMB Graduate Student Academic Excellence Award in Neuroscience.
The awards are given for the best paper prepared and submitted by a
medical or graduate student, respectively, on any topic relevant to
neuroscience in the broadest sense. All papers submitted in the two
categories were reviewed by external expert neuroscientists in a blinded
fashion and judged to be of exceptionally fine quality. Two papers tied
in the Graduate Student category and the award will be split.
Latham Fink, Individual differences in impulsive action reflect variation in the cortical serotonin 5-HT2A receptor system.
Alice Bittar, Two types of ROS are differentially
involved in spinal synaptic plasticity and mechanical hypersensitivity
in neuropathic mice.
Norelle Wildburger, Quantitative proteomics
reveals protein-protein interactions with fibroblast growth factor12 as a
component of the Nav1.2 macromolecular complex in mammalian brain.
Dr. Harshini Neelakantan, 2015 Division Award
Winners, Division for Behavioral Pharmacology. Dr. Neelakantan won 2nd
place for postdoctoral scientists in the Best Abstract Competition
Medical Discovery News
PublicationsIndividual Differences in Impulsive Action Reflect Variation in the Cortical Serotonin 5-HT2A Receptor System.
Fink LH, Anastasio NC, Fox RG, Rice KC, Moeller FG, Cunningham KA.
Variation within the serotonin (5-HT) 5-HT₂C receptor system aligns with vulnerability to cocaine cue reactivity.
Anastasio NC, Liu S, Maili L, Swinford SE, Lane SD, Fox RG, Hamon SC, Nielsen DA, Cunningham KA, Moeller FG.
Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Mar 11;4:e369. doi: 10.1038/tp.2013.131.
status of the serotonin 5-HT2C receptor (5-HT2CR) drives interlocked
phenotypes that precipitate relapse-like behaviors in cocaine
Anastasio NC, Stutz SJ, Fox RG, Sears RM, Emeson RB,
DiLeone RJ, O'Neil RT, Fink LH, Li D, Green TA, Moeller FG, Cunningham
Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Jan;39(2):370-82. doi:
10.1038/npp.2013.199. Epub 2013 Aug 13.
(WHEN PUBLISHED) Inhibitory behavioral control: A stochastic
dynamic causal modeling study comparing cocaine dependent subjects and
Liangsuo Ma1,2*, Joel L. Steinberg1,3, Kathryn A.
Cunningham4, Scott D. Lane5, James M. Bjork1,3, Harshini Neelakantan4,
Amanda E. Price4, Ponnada A. Narayana6, Thomas R. Kosten7, Antoine
Bechara8, and F. Gerard Moeller1,3,9
Evaluation of the dopamine β-hydroxylase (DβH) inhibitor nepicastat in participants who meet criteria for cocaine use disorder.
De La Garza R 2nd, Bubar MJ, Carbone CL, Moeller FG, Newton
TF, Anastasio NC, Harper TA, Ware DL, Fuller MA, Holstein GJ, Jayroe
JB, Bandak SI, Reiman KZ, Neale AC, Pickford LB, Cunningham KA.
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Jan 17;59C:40-48. doi:
10.1016/j.pnpbp.2015.01.009. [Epub ahead of print]