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Jesse Niehaus Successfully Defended His PhD Thesis August 24th

August 26, 2021

On August 24th, Jesse Niehaus successfully defended his PhD Thesis: “Single-cell RNA-sequencing reveals novel spinal cord contributions to neuropathic pain”.  Mentor:  Dr. Mark Zylka.  Jesse will postdoc at UNC with Dr. Greg Scherrer.  Congratulations Jesse!

Mason Riley Completed Qualifying Exam on July 13th

August 5, 2021

On July 13th, Mason Riley (Philpot Lab) successfully defended and passed his oral qualifying exam! The title of his research proposal is “Identity of UBE3A substrates and cause of seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome”. Congratulations Mason!

Minna McFarland Awarded NIH F31 Fellowship

August 2, 2021

Minna is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Donita Robinson and was awarded a three year NIH F31 Research Fellowship. She received her B.S in Neuroscience from the College of William and Mary and afterward, participated in the UNC Post-baccalaureate Research Education program before staying at UNC for graduate school. Her project examines … Continued

Nancy Sey Awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

July 22, 2021

Nancy, a graduate student in the laboratory of Hyejung Won was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 2021 Gilliam Fellow. She participated in the UNC PREP program under the guidance of Donita Robinson after graduating with a BS in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focuses on identifying the neurobiological mechanisms underlying … Continued

Sally Kim successfully defended her PhD thesis July 6

July 14, 2021

On July 6th, Sally Kim successfully defended her PhD Thesis: “Preclinical development of genetic normalization strategies to treat Pitt-Hopkins syndrome”.  Mentor:  Dr. Ben Philpot.  Sally will postdoc at UNC with Dr. Ben Philpot.  Congratulations Sally!

Dr. Bradley Dickerson Named 2021 Searle Scholar!

May 20, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Bradley Dickerson, named 2021 Searle Scholar for his research topic, Mapping the neural circuits that control precision timing in behavior. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry who have recently been appointed … Continued

Carmen Marable completed Qualifying Exam on May 4th

May 6, 2021

On May 4th, Carmen Marable (Fry Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is “The Role of the Placenta-Brain Axis in Children’s Neurodevelopment” Congratulations Carmen!

Esteban Oyarzabal successfully defended his PhD thesis April 30

May 5, 2021

On April 30th, Esteban Oyarzabal successfully defended his PhD Thesis: “Detecting brain-wide intrinsic connectivity networks using fMRI in mice” Mentor:  Dr. Yen-Yu Ian Shih.  Esteban will postdoc at UNC with Dr. Yen-Yu Ian Shih. Congratulations Esteban!

ManHua Zhu Awarded NIH F31 Fellowship

April 21, 2021

ManHua is a graduate student in Melissa Herman’s lab and was awarded a three year NIH F31 Research Fellowship. She earned her B.S in Neuroscience from George Mason University and spent two years in the NIH postbaccalaureate intramural research training program before coming to UNC for graduate school. Her project examines the impact of electronic … Continued

Rose Glass Awarded NIH F31 Fellowship

April 19, 2021

Rose is a graduate student in Jason Stein’s research group and was awarded a three year NIH F31 Research Fellowship. She matriculated into UNC after earning a B.S. in Biology from Haverford College. Her research investigates how cortical organoids model infant brain development and relate to risk for autism spectrum disorder.