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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!!

Keeley Spiess Completed Qualifying Exam on November 18th

January 13, 2022

On November 18th, Keeley Spiess (Deshmukh Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is, “Examining the role of miR-29 in brain maturation”.  Congratulations Keeley!!

Siddhi Ozarkar Completed Qualifying Exam on December 15th

December 17, 2021

On December 15th, Siddhi Ozarkar (Philopt Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is “White matter pathology in Angelman Syndrome”. Congratulations Siddhi!!

Rahul Patel Completed Qualifying Exam on December 4th

December 9, 2021

On December 4th, Rahul Patel (Zylka Lab) successfully defended and passed his oral qualifying exam! The title of his research proposal is “Scaled Analysis of Genetic and Pharmacological Targets of Spontaneous Pain”. Congratulations Rahul!!

Arianna Cascone Completed Qualifying Exam on October 27th

November 11, 2021

On October 27th, Arianna Cascone (Jessica Cohen Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is “Categorical and dimensional investigations of dynamic functional connectivity and behavior during response inhibition in children with and without ADHD”. Congratulations Arianna!