Neuroscience Graduate Program News and Updates

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth J. Crofton for successfully completing her dissertation defense on July 11, 2017. "Cellular mechanisms of environmental enrichment: Novel discovery-based strategies for target identification for neuropsychiatric disorders".

The following students received a President's Cabinet Award for their project "Students Empowering Future Generations of Neuroscientists and Health Professionals"

Congratulations to Michele Comerota, Andrea Dimet, and Ashley Nilson.

Congratulations to the following students who were both selected as Jeane B. Kempner Scholars 2016-2017: Alice Bittar for her project entitled "Differential Effect of Specific ROS in Synaptic Plasticity and Neuropathic Pain" and Ashley Nilson for her project entitled "The Mechanisms for the Spread of Tau Oligomers from Secretion to Internalization"

Congratulations to Wenjuan Ru who has received a two year McLaughlin Predoctoral Fellowship award for her project entitled "The Microglia-Mediated Mechanism of HIV-1-gp 120-Induced Synapse Degeneration".

Dr. Thomas James successfully completed his Dissertation Defense August 18, 2016. "Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 Regulation of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels".

Dr. Ernesto Lopez successfully completed his Dissertation Defense May 21, 2016. "Role of Arginine Vasopressin Receptor 2 in Microvascular Hyperpermeability During Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock".

Dr. Julia Gerson successfully completed her Dissertation Defense April 23, 2016. "Characterization of Tau Oligomeric Strains: Implications for Disease Phenotypes".

Dr. Sarah E. Swinford-Jackson successfully completed her Dissertation Defense April 23, 2016. "Role of the Serotonin (5-HT) 5-HT 2c Receptor (5-HT-2cR) in Cocaine Cue Reactivity".