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!
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.
July 24, 2009
Julie Fudge, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy and Psychiatry has co-authored an article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience with Walter Kaye and Martin Paulus. Fudge's lab studies the anatomy and neurochemistry of brain regions associated with symptoms in major psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.
December 9, 2008
A report in the Washington Post cites Dr. Julie Fudge's comments that some people, thanks to their genes, are more susceptible to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than others.
June 1, 2007
Crystal McClain Earns BS with Research Distinction
Crystal McClain, an undergraduate Neuroscience student in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Fudge has received her BS with research distinction.
- Altered sensitization patterns to sweet food stimuli in patients recovered from anorexia and bulimia nervosa.Psychiatry Res. 234, 305-13. (2015 Dec 30).
- Proliferating cells in the adolescent rat amygdala: Characterization and response to stress.Neuroscience. 311, 105-17. (2015 Dec 17).
- Resting state connectivity of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis at ultra-high field.Hum Brain Mapp. 36, 4076-88. (2015 Oct 01).