Jennifer Karin Ocasio Adorno Defended PhD Thesis on July 19

August 9, 2019

On July 19th, Jennifer Karin Ocasio Adorno successfully defended her PhD Thesis: “Balancing growth: mechanisms underlying cerebellar development and medulloblastoma pathogenesis.” Mentor: Dr. Tim Gershon. Congratulations Jennifer!

Andrew Crowther Defended PhD Thesis on June 12

June 28, 2019

On June 12th, Andrew Crowther successfully defended his PhD Thesis: “The role of the 5-HT1A receptor at the intersection of sex, stress, SSRIs, and stem cells.” Mentor: Dr. Juan Song. Congratulations Andrew!

Randall Ung Defended PhD Thesis on May 31

June 11, 2019

On May 31st, Randall Ung successfully defended his PhD Thesis: “Neural Dynamic Adaptation of Extended Amygdala to Stress and Anxiety.” Mentor: Dr. Garret Stuber. Congratulations Randall!

Alexander Carlson Defended PhD Thesis on May 31

June 11, 2019

On May 31st, Alexander Carlson successfully defended his PhD Thesis: “Infant Gut Microbiome Associated with Cognition, Fear Behavior, and Brain Structure.” Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer Santelli. Congratulations Alexander!

Veronica Murphy Defended PhD Thesis on May 8

May 16, 2019

On May 8th, Veronica Murphy successfully defended her PhD Thesis: “Early Brain Development in Children at Risk for Schizophrenia.” Mentor: Dr. John Gilmore. Congratulations Veronica!

Daniel Bloodgood Defended PhD Thesis on May 3

May 16, 2019

On May 3rd, Daniel Bloodgood successfully defended his PhD Thesis: “Dissecting the Role of Amygdala Circuits in the Control of Fear Extinction and Excessive Alcohol Drinking.” Mentor: Dr. Tom Kash. Congratulations Daniel!

Charles Zhou Defended PhD Thesis on March 19

April 17, 2019

On March 19th, Charles Zhou successfully defended his PhD Thesis: “Population Mechanisms of Stimulus-Specific Mismatch Negativity in Posterior Parietal Cortex.”  Mentor: Dr. Flavio Frohlich.

Sally Kim completed Qualifying Exam on March 11

April 17, 2019

On March 11th, Sally Kim (Philpot Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is “Preclinical development to treat Pitt-Hopkins syndrome.”

Amber Kline completed Qualifying Exam on November 30

December 4, 2018

On November 30th, Amber Kline (Kato Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is “Neural circuits underlying temporal integration of sounds and their dysregulation in an ASD model.”