Graduate Student Spotlight
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.
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.
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..
In The Press - Suleman Hussain!
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..
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..
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.
Congratulations Mateen Ahmad Haroon!
Neuroscience graduate student Mateen Ahmad Haroon received an 'Outstanding Student Preentation Award' at the UTHSCSA 2015 Physiology Graduate Student Symposium!
The Physiology Graduate Student Symposium was held Friday, April 17th, 2015 at the Medical Center La Quinta Inn & Suites Meeting Facilities where over forty students presented posters and discussed their research. The title of Mateen's poster was 'Perinatal hypoxia enhances vesicular GABA release in the auditory brainstem early postnatal development'.
Mateen conducts his research in the lab of Physiology Assistant Professor Jun Hee Kim Ph.D..
Congratulations David Aguilar!
Neuroscience graduate student David Aguilar received a National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 Fellowship Grant!
The NIH's National Institute of Mental Health granted a Research Fellowship Award to David for his project titled: 'Adolescent cannabinoid exposure in a rodent model of schizophrenia susceptibility'. The goal of this study is to explore the interaction between genetic and environmental risks in a recently developed rodent model of psychotic susceptibility. The award begins this year, 2015, and concludes in 2017.
David conducts his research in the lab of Pharmacology Assistant Professor Daniel Lodge Ph.D..
Congratulations Suleman Hussain!
Pharmacology graduate student Suleman Hussain was recently notified he had been selected to receive an American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research (AAISCR) Young Investigator Award! The award provides funding to encourage and promote quality research and recognizes promising young investigators for their contributions in cancer research. It was presented at the Annual Meeting that took place April 20th, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.
Suleman's abstract is titled: 'Downregulation of ribosomal protein S6 overcomes radioresistance in prostate cancer'. He conducts his research in the lab of Department of Urology Professor Addanki Pratap Kumar, Ph.D..
In the Press - Peter LoCoco!
His story titled 'Grad Student Peter LoCoco Organizes the Inaugural CIPN Symposium' discusses how after not finding a symposium for what his studies were in, decided to organize his own. Peter is conducting research in the labs of Susan Mooberry, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Pharmacology, William Clarke, Ph.D..