PHARMACOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS
 

Graduate Student Spotlight

 

Dani Coelho Allison Garrison

Congratulations Danielle Coelho and Allison Garrison!


Congratulations to Neuroscience graduate students Danielle Coelho(left) and Allison Garrison(right) on being selected to receive a Trainee Scholar Award to attend the 2017 PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society (PNIRS) meeting! The meeting will be held June 7-10th, 2017 in Galveston, Texas. The award is to help defray transportation and lodging expenses.


The title of Danielle's abstract is: 'Pathogenic role for the kynurenine pathway in maternal immune activation-induced autism-like behavior in mice'. The title of Allison's abstract is: '3-hydroxyanthranilic acid 3,4-dioxygenase mediates hippocampal dysfunction during chronic inflammation'. Danielle and Allison are members of the O'Connor Research Group.

 

 
bowman recv award

Congratulations Melodi Bowman!


Neuroscience Graduate Student Melodi Bowman won 1st place for Best Presentation Poster Session, in the Graduate Student Category, for the Neuropharmacology Division of ASPET at EB2017. The ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 was held in Chicago at the McCormick Place Convention Center from April 22-26, 2017.


The title of Melodi's poster is: 'Antidepressant-like effects of ketamine in serotonin transporter knockout mice and organic cation transporter 3 knockout mice'. Melodi conducts her research in the lab of Physiology Professor Lynette Daws

 

 

Roma Kaul

Congratulations Roma Kaul!


Cell Systems and Anatomy IMGP Graduate Student Roma Kaul has been selected by the GSBS Award Committee to be the next Presidential Ambassador Scholar to represent the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Each year, the Graduate School selects a student to receive a UT Health San Antonio Presidential Ambassador Scholarship. The student is awarded $2,000 and will be asked to fulfill several requirements for one year beginning in April, 2017. Roma is a third year IBMS Cancer Biology Graduate Student, currently conducting research in the lab of Pharmacology Professor, Greehey Distinguished Chair in Targeted Molecular Therapeutics (GCCRI) and Co-leader of Experimental and Developmental Therapeutics (CTRC) Susan Mooberry, Ph.D..

 

 

Denise Paredes


Congratulations Denisse Paredes!


Neuroscience graduate student Denisse Paredes has been selected for a University of Texas Center for Learning and Memory (ACL&M) Spring 2017 Trainee Travel Award! The spring conference will be held April 28-29th, 2017 in Austin, Texas.


The UT Austin Conference on Learning and Memory (ACL&M) is a bi-annual conference that provides an exciting opportunity for neuroscientists to gather, share results and discuss new techniques, developments and directions in the neurobiology of learning and memory. ACL&M is a multidisciplinary, broadly based meeting on learning and memory with sessions covering molecular, synaptic, systems, computational and human studies. All interested attendees are welcome and graduate student and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to attend. To support trainees attending ACL&M, travel scholarships are offered to help graduate students and post docs defray travel costs and lodging.


The title of Denisse's abstract is: 'Developing sub-maximal fear extinction to model exposure therapy and adjunct treatment for psychiatric illnesses'. She is a member of the Morilak Research Group.

 

 

Roma Kaul

Congratulations Roma Kaul!


Congratulations to graduate student Roma Kaul for being selected by our internal faculty reviewers to be the UT Health San Antonio nominee to submit her grant to the Limited Funding Opportunities offered by the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)!


The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition (F99/K00) Award supports outstanding Ph.D. and other Research Doctoral candidates complete their dissertation research training (F99 phase) and transition in a timely manner to mentored, cancer-focused postdoctoral career development research positions (K00 phase).


The title of Roma's grant submission is: 'Molecular Breast Cancer Theraputics: Staging my career as a multidisciplinary translational scientist'. The funding opportunity award announcement is expected this summer. Roma is conducting her research in the lab of Pharmacology Professor Susan Mooberry, Ph.D..

 

 

Melodi Bowman


Congratulations Melodi Bowman!


Neuroscience graduate student Melodi Bowman will be honored at the Women's Council Fall Luncheon, October 14th, 2016, for being selected as the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Council for Excellence in Women’s Health scholarship recipient for 2016.


The mission of the Council for Excellence in Women’s Health is to improve the physical and mental health of women in San Antonio and the scholarship provides support for students interested in women's health. Melodi will be introduced to the Women's Council members by one of the scholarship committee members and scholarship recipients will be asked to say a few words.


Melodi conducts her research in the lab of Physiology Professor Lynette Daws

 

 

Elizabeth Fucich

Congratulations Elizabeth Fucich!


Neuroscience graduate student Elizabeth Fucich has received the 2016 William Thomas Booth Memorial Travel Award!


The purpose of the award 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 San Diego, CA., where attendance is expected to exceed 30,000 world-wide participants, from over 80 countries.


Elizabeth's abstract is titled: 'Modeling exposure therapy in rats: fear extinction-induced infralimbic protein synthesis underlies reversal of chronic stress-induced cognitive inflexibility'. Elizabeth conducts her research in the lab of Pharmacology Professor and Center for Biomedical Neuroscience (CBN) Director, David Morilak, Ph.D..

 

 
 

Doyle w/Judges


Congratulations Allison Doyle Brackley!


Neuroscience graduate student Allison Doyle Brackley earns 1st Place Poster Presentation at the 14th Annual Center for Biomedical Neuroscience (CBN) Retreat!


The title of Allison's poster is: 'GRK2 Constitutively Downregulates Delta Opioid Receptor Activity in the Periphery'


Allison is a member of the Jeske Research Group, in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


Allison is pictured here presenting her poster to the judges.

 

 

Fernando Moura


Congratulations Fernando de Moura!


Pharmacology graduate student Fernando de Moura earns 2nd place in the Best Abstract Competition, Behavioral Pharmacology division, at the annual American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) meeting!


His abstract is titled :'Differential Antagonism and Nicotine-Induced Tolerance/Cross-Tolerance Among nAChR Agonists in Mice'.


Fernando is a member of the McMahon Research Group, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology.



 

 

Fernando Moura


Congratulations Fernando de Moura!


Pharmacology graduate student Fernando de Moura was selected for an American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Underrepresented Graduate Student Travel Award!


This award is presented to outstanding individuals to enable them to present their research at one of the largest biological scientific meetings in the world. The Experimental Biology meeting is a gathering of more than 14,000 scientists from over 65 countries representing the fields of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, pharmacology and immunology. The award will help defray the costs of travel, housing and registration to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2016, in San Diego, CA.


Fernando is a member of the McMahon Research Group, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology.




 
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