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Jonathan Bartko,
Jonathan Bartko
Marc Halterman Lab
Holly Beaulac,
Holly Beaulac
Patricia White Lab
Identifying molecular mechanisms that maintain or restore hearing after noise exposure
Elizabeth Belcher,
Elizabeth Belcher
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs
Shiona Biswas, M.S.
Shiona Biswas M.S.
Gan Lab
Transcription factors involved in embryonic and early postnatal development of the CNS
Tufikameni Brima, Ph.D.
Tufikameni Brima Ph.D.
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory
Eric Brown, M.S.
Eric Brown M.S.
Paige Lab
Impact of external head loading on human postural reflexes.
Andrew Campbell, Ph.D.
Andrew Campbell Ph.D.
Mayer-Pröschel Lab
Tyler Cash-Padgett,
Tyler Cash-Padgett

First Year

Matthew Cavanaugh,
Matthew Cavanaugh
Huxlin Lab
Recovery of vision in cortically blind subjects through training
Henry Choi,
Henry Choi

First Year

Cheng-Chi Chu, Ph.D.
Cheng-Chi Chu Ph.D.
Pasternak Lab
Harry Clarke,
Harry Clarke
Carney Lab
Donatella Contini, Ph.D.
Donatella Contini Ph.D.
Holt Lab
Dawling Dionisio-Santos,
Dawling Dionisio-Santos
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs
Neuroinflammatory mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Kelli Fagan,
Kelli Fagan
Portman Lab
Sex differences in the nervous system
Berkeley Fahrenthold,
Berkeley Fahrenthold
Libby Lab
The prefrontal-basal ganglia circuit and its role in psychiatric disorders
Jean Fecteau,
Jean Fecteau
Schieber Lab
Neural control of hand and finger movements
Julianne Feola,
Julianne Feola
Johnson Lab
Neurodegeneration and Mechanisms of Protection in Stroke and Hypoxic Signaling
Christopher Folts, Ph.D.
Christopher Folts Ph.D.
Noble Lab
CNS progenitor cells in development & disease
Kathleen Gates,
Kathleen Gates

First Year

Sarah Heilbronner, Ph.D.
Sarah Heilbronner Ph.D.
Haber Lab
Joshua Hinkle,
Joshua Hinkle
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs
Effects of irradiation on neuron-glia interactions
Jessica Hogestyn,
Jessica Hogestyn
Mayer-Pröschel Lab
Effects of latent human herpesvirus 6 infection on oligodendrocyte precursor cell migration and differentiation
Gavin Jenkins,
Gavin Jenkins

First Year

KyungHwa Lee, Ph.D.
KyungHwa Lee Ph.D.
Portman Lab
Sex differences in C. elegans olfaction
Laura Lee,
Laura Lee

First Year

Zheng Liu,
Zheng Liu
Schieber Lab
Neural control of hand and finger movements
Colin Lockwood,
Colin Lockwood
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Systems neuroscience
Nguyen Mai,
Nguyen Mai
Marc Halterman Lab
Cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury
Kevin Mazurek, Ph.D.
Kevin Mazurek Ph.D.
Schieber Lab
Microstimulation for restoring sensation and movement; Neural control of hand and finger movements
Evan McConnell,
Evan McConnell
Nedergaard Lab
Deep brain stimulation, movement and cerebrovascular disorders
Alexandra Mchale,
Alexandra Mchale

First Year

Monique Mendes,
Monique Mendes
Majewska Lab
Microglial contributions to circuit changes following experience-dependent plasticity
Humberto Mestre,
Humberto Mestre
Nedergaard Lab
Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia.
Renee Miller, Ph.D.
Renee Miller Ph.D.
Portman Lab
Sensory signaling in the C. elegans male tail
Patrick Miller-Rhodes,
Patrick Miller-Rhodes
Gelbard Lab
Microglia-lymphocyte crosstalk in HIV-1 associated neurocognitive disorder
Bradley Mills,
Bradley Mills
Marc Halterman Lab
MKP-1 Effects on Hif1-alpha in Glioblastoma Multiforme
Ciara Molloy, Ph.D.
Ciara Molloy Ph.D.
Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory
Aimee Morris,
Aimee Morris
Mink Lab
Musician Dystonia
William Mowrey,
William Mowrey

First Year

Neural and genetic control of sex differences in C. elegans locomotory behaviors
Heather Natola,
Heather Natola
Pröschel Lab
Studying how astrocytes can be used as a therapy for Parkinson's Disease.
John O'Donnell,
John O'Donnell
Nedergaard Lab
Astrocytic Responses to Neuromodulators
Yunpeng Pang,
Yunpeng Pang

First Year

Stephen Paquette, Ph.D.
Stephen Paquette Ph.D.
Patricia White Lab
Sisi Peng, Ph.D.
Sisi Peng Ph.D.
Nedergaard Lab
Benjamin Plog,
Benjamin Plog
Nedergaard Lab
The role of astrocytes in CSF hydrodynamics
Rebecca Rausch,
Rebecca Rausch
Libby Lab
Role of Notch and BMP Signaling in Anterior Eye Development
Adam Rouse, M.D., Ph.D.
Adam Rouse M.D., Ph.D.
Schieber Lab
Neural control of reaching and grasping, Brain-Machine Interface design for dexterous hand control
Michael Rudy,
Michael Rudy
Mayer-Pröschel Lab
How iron deficiency during pregnancy alters neurodevelopment in the offspring; and the behavioral, toxicological, and morphological sequelae seen later in life.
Ziad Safadi, Ph.D.
Ziad Safadi Ph.D.
Haber Lab
Garrick Salois,
Garrick Salois
Mayer-Pröschel Lab
The effects of gestational and early life nutrient deficiency on plasticity and risk for the development of neuropsychological disorders
Priyanka Saminathan,
Priyanka Saminathan
Gelbard Lab
David Samu, Ph.D.
David Samu Ph.D.
Pasternak Lab
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Michele Saul, Ph.D.
Michele Saul Ph.D.
Fudge Lab
Neal Shah,
Neal Shah

First Year

Shraddha Shah,
Shraddha Shah
Romanski Lab
Aleta Steevens,
Aleta Steevens
Kiernan Lab
Determining the role of SOX2 in inner ear neurosensory development
Rianne Stowell,
Rianne Stowell
Majewska Lab
The role of microglia in activity-dependent cortical plasticity
Qian Sun, Ph.D.
Qian Sun Ph.D.
Nedergaard Lab
Zheng Sun,
Zheng Sun
Marc Halterman Lab
Screening potential targets of CHOP-10 and characterizing the possible regulatory mechanism of these targets
Tara Sweet, Ph.D.
Tara Sweet Ph.D.
O'Banion-Olschowka Labs
Stephanie Syc,
Stephanie Syc
Libby Lab
Mechanisms of optic neuropathy-induced cell death
Matthew Tanner,
Matthew Tanner
Thornton Lab
Thomas Varner,
Thomas Varner
Carney Lab
Kamy Wakim,
Kamy Wakim

First Year

Jun Wang, Ph.D.
Jun Wang Ph.D.
Noble Lab
Application of Tumor Stem Cell biology to study the cell(s)-of-origin of gliomas.
Wenli Wang,
Wenli Wang
Thornton Lab
Understanding the pathogenesis of myotonic dystrophy and developing new therapies
Xiaowei Wang,
Xiaowei Wang
Nedergaard Lab
Traumatic brain injury and repair
Xiaowen Wang,
Xiaowen Wang
Noble Lab
Emily Warner,
Emily Warner

First Year

Emily Wexler,
Emily Wexler
Portman Lab
Neural Diseases and Neoplasia
Elissa Wong,
Elissa Wong
Majewska Lab
Investigating the effects of early life alcohol exposure on synaptic dynamics, plasticity, and microglia in the adolescent mouse brain
Laura Yunes-Medina,
Laura Yunes-Medina
Johnson Lab
Hypoxic signaling in neurons
Jingyuan Zhang,
Jingyuan Zhang
Patricia White Lab