Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates

We would like to congratulate our recent 2012 & 2013 graduates:

AMY ANDERSON-ZOSE - Edward Craighead and Elaine Walker, Co-Advisors: "Prenatal Maternal Depression and the Neurodevelopment of Social Cognition" (04/13)

SANTIAGO ARCHILA - Astrid Prinz, Advisor: "Experimental and Computational Evidence for Regulation of Synaptic Conductance via Graded Homeostasis of Post-synaptic Chloride Concentration" (04/13)

STEFANIE RITTER - Randy Hall, Advisor: "Regulation of Glutamate Transporter and Receptor Function by NHERF Scaffolding Proteins" (04/13)

DEBRA COOPER - Leonard Howell and David Weinshenker, Co-Advisors: "Effects of Pharmacological Dopamine b-hydroxylase Inhibition on Cocaine-induced Behavior and Neurochemistry" (03/13)

ERIN HECHT - Lisa Parr, Advisor: "Neural Adaptations for Social Learning: Structural and Functional Investigations of Action Observation Networks in Macaques, Chimpanzees and Humans" (01/13)

JAMES BOGENPOHL - Yoland Smith, Advisor: "Metabotropic Glutamate and Adenosine Receptors in the Monkey Striatopallidal Complex and their Involvement in Parkinsonism: Anatomy, Physiology and Behavior" (12/12)

S. ALISHA EPPS - David Weinshenker, Advisor: "Seizure Susceptibility and Epileptogenesis in Depression-sensitive Rats" (12/12)

ANDREW BROOKS - Gregory Berns, Advisor: "The Neural Coding of Loss" (11/12)

CHARITY DURAN - Criss Hartzell, Advisor: "Functional Characterization of Anoctamins, a Novel Family of Transmembrane Proteins" (11/12)

OSAMA MOHAMAD - Ling Wei, Advisor: "Stem Cells and Optogenetics: Novel Approaches for the Treatment of Focal Ischemic Stroke in Adult Mice" (09/12)

SAMMY LEE - Lian Li and Lih-Shen Chen, Co-Advisors: "Pathogenesis of Demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Caused by Mutations in SIMPLE" (08/12)

ELAINE PRANSKI - Ranjita Betarbet, Advisor: "Ring Finger Protein 11 (RNF11) Mediates NF-KB Signaling and Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration" (08/12)

TERRELL BROTHERTON - Jonathan Glass, Advisor: "Toxicity and Solubility of Mutant Superoxide Dismutase 1 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis" (08/12)

SHARON A. SWANGER - Gary Bassell, Advisor: "Bidirectional Control of Dendritic mRNA Translation, Glutamate Receptor Expression, and Synapse Structure by the CPEB-Associated Polyadenylation Machinery" (05/12)

VASILIKI MICHOPOULOS - Mark Wilson, Advisor: "Psychosocial Stress Induces Distinct Physiological and Behavioral Phenotypes in Female Rhesus Monkeys" (03/12)

MEERA MODI - Larry Young, Advisor: "Identifying Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Enhancing Social Cognition using Functional Animal Models" (03/12)

LISA L. MATRAGRANO - Donna Maney, Advisor: "Hormone-Dependent Modulation of Auditory Processing and Selectivity in White-Throated Sparrows" (02/12)

SHAREEN IQBAL - Leland Chung, Advisor: "PDGF Upregulates MCL-1 through Activation of Beta-Catenin and HIF-1alpha-dependent Signaling in Cancer" (02/12)

JACOB SHRECKENGOST - Shawn Hochman, Advisor: "On the Mechanisms of Presynaptic Inhibition of Primary Afferents" (01/12)