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Sara Yi-Ling Conley Completed Qualifying Exam on January 15th

February 19, 2024

On January 15th, Sara Yi-Ling Conley (McElligott Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Investigating tonic and synaptic excitatory signaling in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis across models of alcohol exposure”. Congratulations Sara!!

Nicholas Ringelberg Awarded NRSA F30 Predoctoral Fellowship

February 19, 2024

On January 15th, Nicholas Ringelberg (MD/PhD student in Philpot Lab) was awarded an NRSA F30 predoctoral fellowship from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) entitled “Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Seizure Susceptibility in a Mouse Model of Angelman Syndrome”. This grant will fund Nick’s project using slice electrophysiology to study … Read more

Elissavet Chartampila Completed Qualifying Exam on January 11th

January 17, 2024

On January 11th, Elissavet Chartampila (Diering Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Elucidating the mechanism underlying the developmental vulnerability to sleep disruption”. Congratulations Liza!!

Yuechen Qiu Completed Qualifying Exam on November 27th

November 29, 2023

On November 27th, Yuechen Qiu (Scherrer and Hantman Labs) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Leveraging cortical motor circuits to elucidate opioid mechanisms of neuromodulation”. Congratulations Yuechen!!

Preston Siegler Completed Qualifying Exam on September 14th

September 19, 2023

On September 14th, Preston Siegler (Dudek Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “The Role of Corticosterone in Hippocampal Area CA2 Development and Activity”. Congratulations Preston!!

Joseph Krzeski Completed Qualifying Exam on September 5th

September 6, 2023

On September 5th, Joseph Krzeski (Philpot Lab) successfully defended and passed his oral qualifying exam! The title of his research proposal is, “The role of UBE3A isoforms and their respective substrates in Angelman syndrome-associated seizures”. Congratulations Joe!!

Sarah Magee Completed Qualifying Exam on May 5th

May 17, 2023

On May 5th, Sarah Magee (Herman Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Exploring the Impact of Psilocin on CeA CRF1 Neuronal Activity Following Chronic EtOH Drinking and Withdrawal”. Congratulations Sarah!!

Preston Siegler Selected as a Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) Fellow

May 9, 2023

Preston Siegler was selected as a Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) Fellow.  The NSP provides neuroscience trainees from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds with career development and networking opportunities to help them toward future success.  Congratulations Preston!!