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Ryan Tyler To Present At Rising Stars Symposium

May 13, 2022

Congratulations to Ryan Tyler who was selected to present at the University of Utah Rising Stars in Neuroscience Symposium on May 16, 2022.  The selection was based on both academic merit and efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia.

Amber Kline Successfully Defended Her PhD Thesis March 30th

April 6, 2022

On March 30th, Amber Kline successfully defended her PhD Thesis: “Neural circuits underlying sensory integration in secondary auditory cortex”.  Mentor:  Dr. Hiroyuki Kato.  Amber will postdoc at UNC with Dr. Hiroyuki Kato.  Congratulations Amber!!

Angel Huang Successfully Defended Her PhD Thesis March 25th

April 6, 2022

On March 25th, Angel Huang successfully defended her PhD Thesis: “Perturbing the Neuronal Network Dynamics in the Higher-Order Thalamo-Cortical Visual System”.  Mentor:  Dr. Flavio Frohlich.  Angel is looking forward to applying machine learning in biotech or healthcare.  Congratulations Angel!!

Shannon Rhoads Completed Qualifying Exam on March 24th

April 6, 2022

On March 24th, Shannon Rhoads (Cohen, Sarah/Cohen, Todd Labs) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Multispectral imaging of organelles in neurodegeneration”. Congratulations Shannon!!

Samantha Chéry Completed Qualifying Exam on February 8th

April 4, 2022

On February 8th, Samantha Chéry (Morrow Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Characterization of neuroimmune actions of (3α,5α)3-hydroxypregnan-20-one in alcohol preferring (P) rat brain”. Congratulations Samantha!!

Rachel Corr Successfully Defended Her PhD Thesis March 16th

March 18, 2022

On March 16th, Rachel Corr successfully defended her PhD Thesis: “The Adolescent Neural Acute Stress Response – Psychosocial Correlates and the Influence of Polyvictimization”.  Mentor:  Dr. Aysenil Belger.  Rachel is looking forward to a career working for a healthcare tech company, doing data analysis or software development, upon graduation this spring.  Congratulations Rachel!!

Morrent Thang Completed Qualifying Exam on March 16th

March 17, 2022

On March 16th, Morrent Thang (Hingtgen Lab) successfully defended and passed his oral qualifying exam! The title of his research proposal is, “Combining Induced Neural Stem Cell Therapy and Immunomodulation in Glioblastoma”. Congratulations Morrent!!

Janay Franklin Completed Qualifying Exam on March 3rd

March 16, 2022

On March 3rd, Janay Franklin (Reissner Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Investigating cytoskeletal mediators of nucleus accumbens astrocyte structure and cocaine seeking behavior”. Congratulations Janay!!

Ryan Tyler Awarded NIH F31 Fellowship

February 7, 2022

Ryan is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Joyce Besheer and was awarded a two-year NIH F31 Research Fellowship. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary and afterward, worked as a post-bac in the Laboratory of Neuroimaging at NIAAA before starting at UNC for graduate school. His … Continued

Hannah Bazick Completed Qualifying Exam on January 12th

January 18, 2022

On January 12th, Hannah Bazick (Zylka Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Characterizing single-target AAV-Cas9 editing outcomes to improve Ube3a-ATS knockdown in neurons”. Congratulations Hannah!!