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!!
Hippocampal area CA2—a region of the hippocampus that is involved in social memory and aggressive behaviors—has been characterized in vole and hamster brain. These findings are detailed in a preprint released to BioRxivs by the Dudek group. While mice and rats are among the most commonly used animal models in neuroscience, other species such as … Read more
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