Honors & News
June 11, 2010
Youngsun Cho is Awarded NRSA Individual Training Grant
Youngsun Cho, a first year MSTP student in the Fudge Lab was recently awarded a Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F30) for three years of training. Youngsun's proposed studies involve examining circuitry that may underlie modulation of approach behavior in anxious adolescents. She will first detail connections between specific regions of the prefrontal cortex the amygdala in animals, based on her work in Rochester. This data will then be used to design studies investigating functional connectivities between these regions in anxious adolescents. The latter studies are being conducted in partnership with Dr. Monique Ernst at the NIMH intramural program.
May 1, 2010
Kyeesha Becoats goes to Medical School!
Kyeesha Becoats, our star laboratory technician and all-around lab team member is on her way to medical school at SUNY Stony Brook this fall. The program is a five year one in which Kyeesha will earn an MS and her MD. Since graduating from UR with a BS in Biology, Kyeesha has been single-handedly running the lab, participating in Journal club as a regular member, and co-authoring a paper with us. We'll miss her but look forward to great things!
April 1, 2010
MD/PhD student Youngsun Cho leaves to begin "mini-sabbatical" training at NIMH
Youngsun Cho, an MD/PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Fudge, leaves to begin "mini-sabbatical" training in functional MRI and studies in anxious adolescents at with colleagues at NIMH. Youngsun is interested in structural and functional brain connections that influence reward and punishment anticipation in adolescents, and she will take anatomical studies from the laboratory to the next phase of her training with Dr. Monique Ernst in the Section on Mood and Anxiety Disorders at NIMH.
March 31, 2010
NBA Students Win First Prize at 8th Annual Collier Mental Health Poster Session
Michele Saul (NBA graduate student) and Dan Tylee (undergraduate assistant) each won first prize honors at the 8th Annual Collier Mental Health Poster Session, sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry. Michele presented new work on the effects of stress on amygdala development in adolescent animals. Dan's showed that a coping behavior during stress ameliorates subsequent anxiety behavior in adult animals.
February 5, 2010
MD/PhD Student Danielle deCampo Wins URMC CTSI Travel Award
Danielle deCampo, an MD/PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Fudge, has won a URMC CTSI Travel Award. Danielle will now be able to pursue training opportunities in performing laser capture microscopy and microarray analysis with collaborators at University of Pittsburgh. This is an opportunity to add to her "technical toolbox" as she tries to characterize specific neuronal populations that may play a role in mood disorders.
- Differences in amygdala cell proliferation between adolescent and young adult rats. Dev Psychobiol. 56, 517-28. (2014 Apr 01).
- Altered brain response to reward and punishment in adolescents with Anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Res. 214, 331-40. (2013 Dec 30).
- Altered insula response to sweet taste processing after recovery from anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Am J Psychiatry. 170, 1143-51. (2013 Oct 01).