PHARMACOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS
 

Graduate Student Spotlight

 

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.

 

 

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.


 

 

Allison Doyle


Congratulations Allison Doyle!


Neuroscience graduate student Allison Doyle was awarded an American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award!


The award funds are meant to help defray some of the costs associated with attending the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, May 11-14, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Her abstract is titled: GRK2 Constitutively Downregulates Delta Opioid Receptor Activity in the Periphery.


Allison conducts her research in the lab of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associate Profesor Nathan Jeske, Ph.D.


 

 

Allison Doyle


Congratulations Allison Doyle!


Neuroscience graduate student Allison Doyle receives The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) 2016 Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Award!


The award funds are meant to help defray some of the costs associated with attending the ASBMB 2016 Annual Meeting to present research and participate in the award and professional development program. The meeting is held in conjunction with Experimental Biology, EB2016, April 2-6, 2016, which will be in San Diego, California this year. Her abstract is titled: GRK2 Constitutively Downregulates Delta Opioid Receptor Activity in the Periphery.


Allison conducts her research in the lab of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associate Profesor Nathan Jeske, Ph.D.


 

 

Suleman Hussain

Congratulations Suleman Hussain!


Pharmacology graduate student Suleman Hussain has been 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!


Neuroscience graduate student Mikaela Sifuentes receives 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.




 
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