Recent Graduates

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  1. Photo of Imran Punekar

    Imran Punekar, Ph.D.

    Impulsivity in Parkinson Disease

  2. Photo of Michele Saul

    Michele Lavinia-Ann Saul, Ph.D.

    Cell proliferation and migration into the amygdala during adolescence. Is it impacted by stress?

  3. Photo of Irina Statnikova

    Irina Statnikova, Ph.D.

    GPi is Involved at Multiple Levels in Selection and Inhibition of Competing Motor Behaviors

  4. Photo of Helen Wei

    Helen Shinru Wei, Ph.D.

    Functional Hyperemia in Cerebral Capillaries


  1. Photo of Anasuya Das

    Anasuya Das, Ph.D.

    Retinotopic organization and specificity of perceptual learning in cortical blindness

  2. Photo of Danielle deCampo

    Danielle deCampo, Ph.D.

    Currently: Medical Student, Univeristy of Rochester Medical Center

    An Extended Amygdala Path with Implications for Early Life Stress

  3. Photo of Kimberly Fernandes

    Kimberly Anjali Fernandes, Ph.D.

    The JNK Pathway is a Critical Regulator of Retinal Ganglion Cell Death Following Axonal Injury

  4. Photo of Veena Ganeshan

    Veena Rajalakshmi Ganeshan, Ph.D.

    The Role of p75NTR and its signaling pathways in Fenretinide (4-hydroxyphenyl retinamide)-induced apoptosis in neuroblastoma cells

  5. Photo of Simantini Ghosh

    Simantini Ghosh, Ph.D.

    The Effect of Sustained Overexpression of Interleukin-1® on Pathology in Murine Models of Alzheimer’s Disease

  6. Photo of Daniel Marker

    Daniel Marker, Ph.D.

    URMC-099, a Novel Kinase Inhibitor with Drug-like Properties, is Neuroprotective in Models of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Associated Neurocognitive Disorders

  7. Photo of Danny Rogers

    Danny A. Rogers, M.D., Ph.D.

    Currently: Resident in Pediatrics-Preliminary/Child Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

    Novel Approaches for Targeting Undifferentiated Cells in Neuroblastoma

  8. Photo of Nathan Smith

    Nathan Anthony Smith, Ph.D.

    Astrocytes Role In Lipid Mediated Synaptic Activity


  1. Photo of Zhuoxun Chen

    Zhuoxun Chen, Ph.D.

    Identification of Molecular Determinants of Testosterone-induced Angiogenesis and Neurogenesis in Adult Songbird Brain

  2. Photo of Youngsun Cho

    Youngsun Theresa Cho, M.D., Ph.D.

    Currently: Intern and Residency in Psychiatry, Yale/New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

    Defining Limbic Subsystems: Examining a Functional Reward Network and Cortico-Amygdala-Striatal Anatomic Circuits

  3. Photo of Maria Diehl

    Maria Magdalena Diehl, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow , Quirk Lab, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

    Neuronal activity and connections of face and vocalization processing regions in the primate prefrontal cortex

  4. Photo of Cory Hussar

    Cory Hussar, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mark Churchland's Lab, Columbia University

    Representation of speed and direction in prefrontal cortex during motion discrimination tasks

  5. Photo of Crystal McClain

    Crystal Rose McClain, Ph.D.

    Pleiotrophin Maintenance of PDGFRα-defined Fetal Human Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Fate

  6. Photo of Sarah McConnell

    Sarah Elizabeth McConnell, Ph.D.

    Methamphetamine-induced Neuroinflammation and Neurotoxicity: a Role for Interleukin-1β

  7. Photo of Phillip Rappold

    Phillip Rappold, M.D., Ph.D.

    Currently: Resident in Surgery-Preliminary followed by Urology Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Pathogenic mechanisms and novel therapeutic strategies in Parkinson disease


    • Kim Tieu, Ph.D.
  8. Photo of Katherine Selzler

    Katherine Jean Selzler, Ph.D.

    Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation and Basal Ganglia Circuits: Dissociable Neurophysiological and Behavioral Effects

  9. Photo of Ethan Winkler

    Ethan Winkler, M.D., Ph.D.

    Currently: Resident in Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

    Vascular-mediated neuronal injury: the role of blood-spinal cord barrier disruption in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


  10. Photo of Michael Wu

    Michael Dacheng Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

    Currently: Resident in Anesthesiology/Research Pathway, University of California San Diego

    Inhibition of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis by Sustained Interleukin-1β


  1. Photo of Michael Jacob

    Michael Simon Jacob, M.D., Ph.D.

    Currently: Intern and Residency in Psychiatry, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

    The active control of self-movement perception: Neuronal mechanisms and cognitive aging

  2. Photo of Susan Lee

    Susan Sojung Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

    Currently: Intern & Residency in Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

    Audiovisual Integration During Language Comprehension: The Neural Basis of Social Communication in Autism and Typical Development

  3. Photo of Kathleen McAvoy

    Kathleen M. McAvoy, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Amar Sahay's Lab, Harvard University

    The Von Hippel-Lindau Protein Regulates Developmental Cell Death in Sympathetic Neurons