Honors & News
September 20, 2012
Michele Saul wins a travel award to International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Annual Meeting
Michele, an NBA graduate student in the Fudge Lab, has just received a stipend to travel to New Orleans and present her work entitled, Differential numbers of bromodeoxyuracil (BrdU) positive cells in the amygdala of normal adolescent and young adult rats. This work shows that cell proliferation is one mechanism of plasticity in the rat amygdala, and that it occurs at a higher rate in young animals.
July 15, 2012
Danielle deCampo is Awarded NRSA Individual Fellowship
Congratulations to Danielle, who is in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), for receiving NIMH Fellowship support for her project, An Extended Amygdala Path with Implications for Early Life Stress. Using a variety of techniques, Danielle is examining a pathway through the amygdala that appears plays a role in development of stress responses and is affected by early life stress. Her project is an outgrowth of collaborations with Dr. Judy Cameron (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Karoly Mirnics (Vanderbilt University), and previous support of the URMC CTSI Pilot Program.
July 10, 2012
Danielle deCampo wins Travel Award to ACNP
Danielle has won a highly competitive travel award to the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). This meeting brings together basic and clinical scientists in the field of psychiatric research, and is a wonderful opportunity to see the latest work in the field. Congrats!
July 1, 2012
Congratulations and Good Luck, Youngsun!
Youngsun Cho successfully defended her thesis entitled, Defining Limbic Subsystems: Examining a Functional Reward Network and Cortico-Amygdala-Striatal Anatomic Circuits, on June 11, 2012. She is now off to complete her fourth year of medical school, and life beyond. Very best wishes!
June 1, 2012
Welcome Nanette Alcock
Nanette Alcock, Lab Tech IV, joined our laboratory in May, bringing a wealth of expertise in histology and animal care. Her organizational skills keep us humming along.
May 17, 2012
Dan Tylee to Begin MD-PhD Program
Dan Tylee, the ‘go-to' guy in our laboratory for the last two years will be attending the Medical Scientist Training Program at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Congratulations to Dan whose many accomplishments include being a ‘Strong Star', co-publishing a paper on how ‘coping with stress' influences rodent behavior and corticosterone, organizing a TED conference, and getting pretty good at soccer. Join us in wishing Dan well!
March 30, 2012
Welcome Summer Undergraduates!
We will be having two undergraduates joining the lab this summer: Ben Berg (Allegheny College) and Hannah Bazarian (University of Rochester). Both are exploring options for future studies in Neuroscience. Projects to be determined!
March 30, 2012
Youngsun Cho’s work in running for Society of Biological Psychiatry Top Poster Award
Youngsun's recent abstract is one of 35 selected (from among 800 submissions) for the Society for Biological Psychiatry's Top Poster award. Her poster, entitled The Functional Stations of the Amygdala, Based on Cortico-Amygdala-Striatal Circuits, will be presented on May 5, 2012 at the meeting in Philadelphia. The theme of this year's meeting is Systems Neuroscience: Application to Psychiatric Illness. Congratulations and good luck!
- 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).