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Neuroscience

2017

Matthew Cavanaugh

Matthew Cavanaugh

Properties of training-induced visual recovery in cortical blindness

Advisor: ,

Kelli Fagan

Kelli Fagan

The Genetic Sex of the Sensory Neuron ADF Confers Pheromone Attraction in C. elegans

Advisor: Douglas Portman, Ph.D.

Berkeley Fahrenthold

Berkeley Fahrenthold

Mechanisms of Retinal Cell Death Following Excitotoxic Injury

Advisor: Richard Libby, Ph.D.

Julianne Feola

Julianne Feola

The Role of Astrocytic Transglutaminase 2 in Mediating Cellular Viability

Advisor: Gail V. W. Johnson, Ph.D

Nguyen Mai

Nguyen Mai, Ph.D.

Role of Lung-Brain Coupling in Neutrophil Priming and Reperfusion Injury Following Global Cerebral Ischemia

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

Stephanie Syc-Mazurek

Stephanie Syc-Mazurek, Ph.D.

The Molecular Signaling Pathways Controlling Apoptotic Retinal Ganglion Cell Death after Axonal Injury

Advisor: Richard Libby, Ph.D.

Xiaowei Wang

Xiaowei Wang

Bayesian Semiparametric Measurement Error Models: Estimation, Variable Selection and Fast Algorithms

Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Laura Yunes-Medina

Laura Yunes-Medina

The Role of Transglutaminase 2 in Neuronal Viability

Advisor: ,

2016

Shiona Biswas

Shiona Biswas, M.S.

The roles of Lmo3 and Lmo4 in ventral telencephalon development

Advisor: Lin Gan, Ph.D.

Ryan Dawes

Ryan Dawes

β-adrenergic activation constrains breast cancer progression and modulates tumor-associated exosomes

Advisor: Edward Brown, Ph.D.

Rebecca Lowery

Rebecca Lowery, Ph.D.

The Role of Microglia and Fractalkine Signaling in Experience-dependent Synaptic Plasticity

Advisor: Ania K. Majewska, Ph.D.

Brianna Sleezer

Brianna Sleezer

Contributions of Striatum and Orbitofrontal Cortex to Flexible Rule-Based Decision Making

Advisor: Ben Hayden, Ph.D.

Jennifer Stripay

Jennifer Stripay, Ph.D.

Targeting a network of cancer control nodes through rescue of c-Cbl; A novel therapeutic approach for Glioblastoma multiforme

Advisor: Mark Noble, Ph.D.

2015

Adrianne Chesser

Adrianne Chesser, M.D., Ph.D.

Selectively Enhancing Clearance of Pathological Tau Through the Use of Phytochemical Compounds

Advisor: Gail V. W. Johnson, Ph.D

Susanne Pritchard

Susanne Meredith Pritchard, Ph.D.

The Role of Tau and Amyloid-Beta in Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Excitotoxicity

Advisor: Gail V. W. Johnson, Ph.D

Fatima Rivera-Escalera

Fatima Rivera-Escalera, Ph.D.

The Contribution of CCR2+ Mononuclear Cells and Resident Microglia to Interleukin-1β Mediated Amyloid Beta Plaque Clearance

Advisor: M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

Wei Sun

Wei Sun, M.D., M.S.

Studies of astrocytes using gene expression analysis

Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

2014

Irina Statnikova

Irina Statnikova, Ph.D.

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

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

2013

Anasuya Das

Anasuya Das, Ph.D.

Retinotopic organization and specificity of perceptual learning in cortical blindness

Advisor: Krystel R. Huxlin, Ph.D.

Kimberly Fernandes

Kimberly Anjali Fernandes, Ph.D.

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

Advisor: Richard Libby, Ph.D.

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

Advisor: Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D.

Daniel Marker

Daniel Marker, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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

Nathan Smith

Nathan Anthony Smith, Ph.D.

Astrocytes Role In Lipid Mediated Synaptic Activity

Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Neurobiology & Anatomy

2017

Evan McConnell

Evan McConnell, Ph.D.

The Role of Astrocytes in Noradrenaline Mediated Attenuation of Motor Tics

Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

John O'Donnell

John O'Donnell, Ph.D.

Extracellular Ions And Volume Regulation In Brain States

Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

2016

Christina Cloninger

Christina Cloninger, Ph.D.

Behavioral Evidence for Motion Specific Processing in the Auditory System

Advisor: Gary D. Paige, M.D., Ph.D.

Grayson Sipe

Grayson Sipe

The Role of P2Y12 in Non-Pathological Microglial Functions during Synaptic Plasticity

Advisor: Ania K. Majewska, Ph.D.

2015

Adam Pallus

Adam Pallus, Ph.D.

Head Movement Control during Visual Pursuit

Advisor: Edward G. Freedman, Ph.D.

2014

Revathi Balasubramanian

Revathi Balasubramanian, B.E., M.S., Ph.D.

The role of Lhx9 in the development of mouse retinal cell subtypes and their laminar specification

Advisor: Lin Gan, Ph.D.

Imran Punekar

Imran Punekar, M.D., Ph.D.

Impulsivity in Parkinson Disease

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

Michele Saul

Michele Lavinia-Ann Saul, Ph.D.

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

Advisor: Julie L. Fudge, M.D.

Helen Wei

Helen Shinru Wei, M.D., Ph.D.

Functional Hyperemia in Cerebral Capillaries

Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

2013

Simantini Ghosh

Simantini Ghosh, Ph.D.

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

Advisor: M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

Danny Rogers

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

Novel Approaches for Targeting Undifferentiated Cells in Neuroblastoma

Advisor: Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D.

Danielle deCampo

Danielle deCampo, M.D., Ph.D.

An Extended Amygdala Path with Implications for Early Life Stress

Advisor: Julie L. Fudge, M.D.