Honors & News
August 29, 2011
Kyeesha Becoats Takes the Hippocratic Oath
Kyeesha Becoats, our former lab technician, has completed her Master degree, and is moving into Medical School. She recently received her 'white coat' to begin her next steps at SUNY Stony Brook Medical School. Congratulations!
July 21, 2011
Beatriz Guerrero, Summer Scholar '11, Presents Poster
June 24, 2011
Danielle deCampo Passes Qualifying Exams
Danielle deCampo passed her Qualifying Exams on June 21, 2011, proposing continued work on a unique project that combines microarray techniques, in situ hybridization, and tract tracing studies. Preliminary data for her project
The Paralaminar Nucleus of the Amygdala: Substrate for Effects of Early Life Stresswas supported through a Pilot studies grant through the Center for Translational Studies Institute at the URMC, and involves collaborations with laboratories in Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Nashville. Congratulations!!
June 8, 2011
Welcome Summer Undergraduates
We are happy to have Beatriz ‘Betty' Guerrero from the University of Puerto Rico and Ben Berg from Allegheny College, Pennsylvania in the laboratory this summer. Betty is part of the Summer Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences (GEBS) program, and Ben is increasing his skills in wet lab work.
June 7, 2011
Michele Saul Passes Qualifying Exam
After completing two years in the laboratory collecting a significant amount of preliminary data, Michele passed her Qualifying Exams in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy on June 7, 2011. Her mom, dad, sister Rachel, and fiancé Eric joined us for a celebration lunch. Congratulations, Michele!
February 24, 2011
A Strong Star in Our Midst
Who knew? Dan Tylee, our technician by day, also volunteers during the evening at Golisano's Children's Hospital. On his first night as a volunteer, Dan caught the staff's attention for his kindness and attentiveness to a child enduring a very long hospitalization. Way to go!
January 25, 2011
Good news from Kyeesha Becoats…
Kyeesha Becoats our former laboratory technician has completed the first semester of her MS-MD Program at SUNY Stony Brook. Kyeesha's first semester GPA was an impressive 3.75! Keep up the great work Kyeesha!
January 24, 2011
Youngsun Cho (MSTP) Takes the Reins at the ACNP Annual Meeting
MSTP student Youngsun Cho was the recipient of an NIMH-sponsored Travel Award to this year's American College of Neuropsychopharmacolgy (ACNP) Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, in December. In an unexpected twist, she graciously stepped in to present data for our panel entitled, How Does Anxiety Take Hold? Anatomical and Functional Connectivity in Adolescents and Adults, organized by Drs. Monique Ernst and Julie Fudge. Earlier in the meeting, Youngsun also presented a poster of recent work collected and analyzed during her NIMH 'mini-sabbatical'. She is examining the functional connectivity of prefrontal-amygdala-striatal circuits in adolescents and adults, and her presentation was entitled Neural Differences in Adolescents and Adults in Response to Monetary Anticipation.
We're looking forward to having Youngsun back in Rochester during the month of February!
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- 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).