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April 2014

Congratulations to Max Sims for being awarded the 2014 deKiewiet Summer Fellowship!

January 2014

Happy NEW YEAR 2014! Best wishes to all for a great start!

December 2013

Congratulations to Brad for passing his qualification exam!

In the spirit of the Holiday Season our lab again volunteered as part of a larger CNDD project involving Food link and helping with stocking and sorting of food pallets and filling up school backpacks for kids in need.

November 2013

This month Laura joined another lab in Medical School. We wish her fair well and good luck with her new studies and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

October 2013

On the end of this month our lab took a fun trip to Long Acres Farm, Macedon, to enjoy a beautiful and sunny Autumn weekend visiting local apple farms as well as challenging our way through the very famous Amazing Corn Maze. This year their theme was "Rainforest" and it was really hard to not get lost on that deep forest of corn stalks! But we all made through! (Photos below)

Also, this month we welcome Nguyen Mai, who joined our lab as a graduate student to investigate migration of peripheral immune cells in response to stroke.

September 2013

This month we welcomed Rachel Abraham, an undergraduate student of University of Rochester who joined our lab to work side by side with Jeanne on HIF 1Alpha project.

August 2013

Marc fired up the grill and invited everyone in the lab to his home to say farewell to summer with a Labor Day Holiday party, to celebrate Laura’s and Brad’s F31 grant awards and to send Alaina off to Uganda. She will join the Peace Corps on November 2013 until January 2016 and will be working in Uganda, Africa with the primary assignment of an Education Officer Primary Teacher Trainer. We congratulate her and wish her the best of luck during this humanitarian service. It was such a great and relaxed time; we enjoyed the delicious food, beautiful weather, each-others company and little furry friends Charley and Max! (Photos below)

July 2013

Congratulations and best wishes to Brad Mills on his Grant award: RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD FOR INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS - F31!. This grant will support his research work on MKP1 effects on HIF 1 alpha in Glioblastoma multiforme.

Congratulations and best wishes to Laura Yunes-Medina for being awarded RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD FOR INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS - F31 Grant! This grant will support her research work on defining CHOP-10 dependent adaptive ER stress pathways in neurons.

June 2013

Double congratulations to Brad for being awarded with a Graduate Student Travel Award from The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of University of Rochester. (Scroll down for photo) as well as a HHMI “Med-into-Grad” Fellowship in Cardiovascular Science!

This month, Max Sims, student of both Neurosciece and Business programs  at University of Rochester, (class of 2015) also joined our lab during summer to work on DocCHIRP APP as well as gaining bench work experience.

May 2013

Congratulations to Alaina who this May graduated Magna Cum Laude, the Highest Honors in a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester. (below photo of graduation ceremony). She defended her Senior Honors Thesis entitled "Characterization of Neuronal Lipid Droplets and Implications for Metabolic Signaling in the CNS" on April 23rd and obtained a Degree with Distinction in Research. Aside from that she was Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa organization. Her future plans involve working as a technician in the Halterman Research lab until the fall of this year prior of leaving for the Peace Corps where she hopes to work in a program teaching secondary science education in Africa. We wish her the best in her future endeavors!

Congratulations to Jeanne Hansen for obtaining her PhD in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology from Yale University; and this month attended the graduation ceremony to receive her diploma!

We congratulate Hannah for graduating this May from the University of Rochester with Bachelors of Science in Brain And Cognitive Sciences as well as with Bachelors of Arts in Psychology! She is following her dreams while working in a research lab at NIH. We wish her good luck in her new job and the new location!

April 2013

Our lab attended the 25th Annual Genetics Day lectures and poster sessions. Post doc. Jeanne Hansen, graduate students Laura Yunes-Medina, Bradley Mills and bioinformatician Dalia Ghoenim presented their hard work through posters. Photos below.

February 2013

Congratulations to Marc Halterman, our PI, for being appointed a new position as an Associate Professor of NeurologyAssociate Chair for Basic Research within our University!

A few of his roles in this position will be:
1) Develop a clinical neuroscience summer fellowship program

2) Director of the Postgraduate medical Scientist Training Program in Neurology

3) Work with OTT, the Office of Technology Transfer to develop new Academic-Industry partnerships

January 2013

At the beggining of the month our lab members participated in a volunteering event as part of a larger CNDD project involving Food link and helping with stocking and sorting of food pallets.

January 2013

Welcome to Dalia, the newest member of our lab. She will be working as a laboratory technician on the project involving transcriptomic analyses of BDNF-CHOP signaling in developing neurons.

November 2012

Our lab attended the Annual Neurosciences Retreat at Memorial Art Gallery where Marc was one of the gues speakers, and presented the work on Therapeutic Target Discovery for Global Ischemic Brain Injury.

October 2012

We welcome Jeanne Hansen this month as our post doctoral member of our lab, who is bringing her experience from Yale University and applying it to her project involving post translational modification of Hif 1alpha in ischemic brain injury.

June 2012

This summer Laura Yunes-Medina and Bradley Mills have joined our research team as graduate students; we wish them a successful start with their studies.

June 2012

Congratulations to Alaina on being nominated for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship program and on being accepted to the Summer Scholar program! She is currently researching lipid droplet regulation by bZip proteins.

June 2012

Congratulations to Joe Thomas for being accepted at University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy!

April 2012

Congratulations to Art for being accepted for his Graduate studies at the University of Alabama, Birmingham!

Congratulations to Aric for being accepted for his Graduate studies at University of Washington, Seattle!

August 2011

The lab has relocated within the CNDD to Rm 1-9828.

June 2011

Congratulations to Joe Thomas for graduating from the U of R undergraduate program in neuroscience, and for accepting the new position as a Clinical Research Associate with Biogen-Idec!

May 2011

Congratulations to Alaina Wayland for receiving the Reach Scholarship from Xerox in support of her summer internship!

December 2010

Congratulations to Molly Cook for receiving her M.S. degree!

Lab Photos

Max and Charley keeping an eye at the door!



Wishing "Good Luck" to Alaina and thanking her for great lab work!



Marc and Alaina posing after handing her diploma on the graduation ceremony


Brad's Travel Award


25th Annual Genetics Day Poster Session

Jeanne Hansen


Laura Yunes-Medina


Bradley Mills


Dalia Ghoenim


Posing for the Neuroscience Retreat Marc's presentation, Novemebr 16, 2012


Food Link helpers Laura and Jeanne holding strong Pasta Sauce and Cereal station!


Marc, Dalia, Ning and Matt working hard at Baking Goods station ! a

Brad and Ornella making sure boxes didn't pass 20lb mark! a

Good Luck and Good Bye Art and Aric!


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French Quarter Cafe, July 2011: Landa, Arthur, Aric, Alaina, Rita, Aditi and Marcfrench quarterAlaina-Meliora Weekend Poster Session 2011 Meliora Weekend Poster Session - Alaina

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Chris De Jesus     Chris DeJesus


Art Totten             Art


Jonathan Schor   Jonathan Schor


Joe Thomas         Joe


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Matthews TA; Abel A; Demme C; Sherman T; Pan PW; Halterman MW; Parkkila S; Nehrke K. "Expression of the CHOP-inducible carbonic anhydrase CAVI-b is required for BDNF-mediated protection from hypoxia." Brain research.. 2014; 1543():28-37. Epub 2013 Nov 23.

Sims MH; Fagnano M; Halterman JS; Halterman MW. "Provider impressions of the use of a mobile crowdsourcing app in medical practice." Health informatics journal.. 2014; Epub 2014 Aug 28.

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