Postdoctoral Fellow Flavia Carreno, Ph.D., receives the William Thomas Booth Memorial Travel Award

Jennifer Parrott

Congratulations to Pharmacology Postdoctoral Fellow Flavia Carreno for being selected to receive the William Thomas Booth Memorial Travel Award!

William Thomas Booth, a native Texan and west Texas rancher, passed in August of 2012. His family began a memorial fund that year, in his name, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. The purpose of the fund is to support the research travel of Pharmacology graduate students, so they can present their research data at the largest neuroscience meeting of the year...the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting. This year, the meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. where attendance is expected to exceed 30,000 world-wide participants.

The selection committee included Pharmacology Distinguished Teaching Professor William Clarke, Ph.D. and Professor Lance McMahon, Ph.D., who reviewed several abstract submissions before selecting Flavia's from the finalists. Flavia will receive a travel stipend in the amount of $1500 to aid with travel expenses to the SfN Annual Meeting.

Flavia's abstract is titled : 'Involvement of the ventral hippocampus in the antidepressant-like effect of ketamine: behavioral and optogenetic studies' and she conducts her research in the lab of Pharmacology Professor and Chairman Alan Frazer, Ph.D..