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Neuroscience

2021

Holly BeaulacHolly Beaulac, Ph.D.

An Investigation of the Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Homozygous Foxo3-knockout Mice

Advisor: Patricia White, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoc at Munnamalai Lab at Jackson Labs - Bar Harbor Maine

Humberto MestreHumberto Mestre, PhD, MD, MSc

Fluid transport in the brain

Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Now: Clinical Residency at Adult Neurology - Univ. Pennsylvania Philadelphia

Kathryn-Mary Wakim-TakakiKathryn-Mary Wakim-Takaki, Ph.D.

Assessing Combinatorial Effects of HIV and Cocaine Dependence on Brain Structure and Function: an EEG and MRI Investigation

Advisor: John Foxe, Ph.D.

2020

Samantha AbbottSamantha Abbott, M.S.

Amygdala Connections Implicated in Social and Nonsocial Touch

Advisor: Lizabeth Romanski, Ph.D.

Now: Resident Manager at Lifetime Assistance

Joshua HinkleJoshua Hinkle, Ph.D.

Cranial irradiation-mediated dendritic spine loss is microglial complement receptor 3-dependent, sex-specific, and associated with cognitive impairment

Advisor: M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D. & John Olschowka, Ph.D.

Now: IRTA Post-Doctoral Fellow at National Institute on Drug Abuse

Monique MendesMonique Mendes, Ph.D.

The kinetics of microglial ontogeny and maturation in the adult brain

Advisor: Ania Majewska, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Associate at Stanford University

Kathleen Miller-RhodesKathleen Miller-Rhodes, Ph.D.

SOD3 effects on lung-brain coupling and reperfusion injury following acute ischemic stroke

Advisor: Marc Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.

Now: Associate Consultant at Eli Lilly

Patrick Miller-RhodesPatrick Miller-Rhodes, Ph.D.

The Mixed-lineage Kinase 3 Inhibitor URMC-099 Exhibits Broad-Spectrum Activity in Mouse Models of Perioperative Neurocognitive Disorders

Advisor: Harris Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.

2019

Jessica HogestynJessica Hogestyn, Ph.D.

Human herpesvirus 6A latency gene U94A impairs motility and maturation in glial cells and neurons: Implications for neurodegenerative disease

Advisor: Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Fellow at Sanofi US

Rianne StowellRianne Stowell, Ph.D.

Noradrenergic modulation of microglial dynamics and synaptic plasticity

Advisor: Ania Majewska, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Fellow at Univ. Rochester Dept. Neuroscience

2018

Aleta SteevensAleta Steevens, Ph.D.

The Dynamic Role of SOX2 in Mammalian Inner Ear Development

Advisor: Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoc Fellow at University of Minnesota

Neurobiology & Anatomy

2021

Colin LockwoodColin Lockwood, Ph.D.

Task Modulation of Optic Flow Responses: Neural and Neuronal Mechanisms

Advisor: Charles Duffy, M.D., Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship at Penn State Univ., Hershey Med. School

Brendan WhitelawBrendan Whitelaw, Ph.D.

Mechanisms of ATP-dependent microglial process motility

Advisor: Ania Majewska, Ph.D.

2020

Laura OwlettLaura Owlett, Ph.D.

Modulation of acute inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease pathology by Gas6-Axl interaction

Advisor: M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D. & John Olschowka, Ph.D.

Now: Medical Student at Univ. Rochester Medical School

2019

Dawling Dionisio-SantosDawling Dionisio-Santos, M.D., Ph.D.

Ameliorating Alzheimer’s Disease tau pathology through immunomodulation: A novel role for interleukin 4 and glatiramer acetate

Advisor: M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D. & John Olschowka, Ph.D.

Now: Resident at Univ. Rochester Medical Center - Neurology

Aimee MorrisAimee Morris, M.D., Ph.D.

Functional Brain Network Structure in Focal Embouchure Dystonia and Related Disorders

Advisor: Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

Now: Resident, Child Neurology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital