PHARMACOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS
 

Graduate Student Spotlight

 

Suleman Hussain

Congratulations Suleman Hussain!


Congratulations to Pharmacology graduate student Suleman Hussain on being selected for the ASPET Mentoring Network Program for 2016-2017.


Applicants accepted into the program will receive a travel award to defray airfare and housing, complimentary registration to EB2016, and meals during the program. Applicants are encouraged to present an abstract at EB2016 as well.


Suleman is a member of the Kumar Research Group, in the Department of Urology.




 

 

Elizabeth Fucich

Congratulations Mikaela Sifuentes!


Congratulations to Neuroscience graduate student Mikaela Sifuentes for being selected to receive an American Heart Association Southwest Affiliate Summer 2015 Predoctoral Fellowship.


Her AHA SWA project is titled: 'Thyroid hormone neuroprotection from ischemic stroke by direct stimulation of astrocytes mitochondria'. The award begins January 1st, 2016 and ends December 31st, 2017.


Mikaela is a member of the Lechleiter Research Group, in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology.





 

 

Elizabeth Fucich

Congratulations Elizabeth Fucich!


Congratulations to Neuroscience graduate student Elizabeth Fucich for being selected to receive a 2015 Trainee Professional Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience. This award provides her with partial financial support for attendance at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, IL in October. It also gives her an opportunity to present her research at a special Trainee Professional Development Awards Poster Session, and to attend two Professional Development Workshops held during the SfN meeting. Well done, Elizabeth!


Elizabeth conducts her research in the lab of Pharmacology Professor David Morilak, Ph.D..



 

 

David Aguilar

Congratulations David Aguilar!


Neuroscience graduate student David Aguilar has been selected to receive the 2015 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 Chicago, IL., where attendance is expected to exceed 30,000 world-wide participants, from over 80 countries.


David's abstract is titled: 'Adolescent Cannabinoid Exposure Increases the Susceptibility for a Schizphrenia-like Phenotype in a Novel Rodent Model'. David conducts his research in the lab of Pharmacology Associate Professor Daniel Lodge, Ph.D..

 

 


Congratulations Morgan Cocke and Miryam Pando!



Congratulations to Neuroscience graduate students Morgan Cocke (left), with the McMahon Research Group and Miryam Pando (right), with the Berg Research Group on being awarded the UTHSCSA Neuroscience T32 Training Grant.



 

 

Allison Doyle


Congratulations Allison Doyle!


Congratulations Neuroscience graduate student Allison Doyle for receiving a National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 Fellowship Grant!


Allison's project is titled: 'A mechanism for delta opioid receptor priming'. The award begins this year, 2015, and concludes in 2017. Allison conducts her research in the lab of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associate Profesor Nathan Jeske, Ph.D.


 

 

Elizabeth Fucich

Congratulations Elizabeth Fucich!


Third year Neuroscience graduate student Elizabeth Fucich has been selected to receive the Translational Science Training (TST) TL1 Scholar Award, from the UTHSCSA's Institute for Integration of Science and Medicine (IIMS).


Her research proposal is titled: 'Medial prefrontal cortical mechanisms of behavioral therapy', and was selected for funding from among several outstanding proposals in a highly competitive review process. This fellowship supports a portion of her stipend, tuition and fees, and provides funds for travel to present at scientific meetings and for research support. Elizabeth conducts research in the lab of Pharmacology Professor and Center for Biomedical Neuroscience (CBN) Director David Morilak, Ph.D..

 

 

Suleman Hussain




In The Press - Suleman Hussain!


Pharmacology graduate student Suleman Hussain was recently featured in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences blog, The Pipette Gazette!


His feature is titled 'Finding a Community through Research: Suleman Hussain Works on Prostate Cancer'. Suleman conducts his research in the Medicine/Urology lab of A. Pratap Kumar, Ph.D..





 

 

Deana Apple

Congratulations Deana Apple!


Congratulations to Neuroscience graduate student Deana Apple on receiving 2nd place, in the Student Category, at the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience (CBN) Annual Retreat held May 8th, 2015 at the Greehey Childrens Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI) Commons and Auditorium.


Deana's poster was titled: 'Calorie Restriction Protects Against Age-Related Dysregulation of Neural Stem Cells in the Murine Subventricular Zone'. She conducts research in the lab of her mentor, Physiology Assistant Professor Erzsebet Kokovay, Ph.D..

 

 

Nick Hargreaves

Congratulations Nicholas Dybdal-Hargreaves!


Congratulations to Pharmacology graduate student Nicholas Dybdal-Hargreaves on receiving a National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) F30 Fellowship Grant!


The NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research granted a Research Fellowship Award to Nicholas for his project titled: 'Notch signaling and anticancer drug sensitivity in oral squamous cell carcinoma'. The award begins this year, 2015, and concludes in 2018. Nicholas conducts his research in the lab of Pharmacology Professor and the Greehey Distinguished Chair in Targeted Molecular Therapeutics Susan Mooberry, Ph.D.

 
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