PHARMACOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS

Jillian Heisler

 
Jillian Heisler

Hometown

Houston, Texas


Education

BS, Biology

University of Texas, Austin, Texas


Lab Association

Jason O'Connor, Ph.D.


Hobbies and Interests

Movies at movie/dinner theatre, Cooking, Going out w/Friends, Playing w/my Dog, Running and Visiting Gym as much as possible


Research

Jillian’s project focuses on determining the role of activated microglia in precipitating neuropsychiatric behavioral symptoms in mouse models of inflammation. She is also investigating the clinical psychiatric relevance of neuroinflammation in collaboration with the Southwest Brain Bank.



• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

William Thomas Booth Memorial Travel Award - UTHSCSA - August, 2013


• Books and Publications •

Chaston, DJ., Baillie, BK., Grayson, TH., Courjaret, RJ., Heisler, JM., Lau, KA., Machaca, K., Nicholson, BJ., Asthon, A., Mathaei, KI. and Hill, CE. (2013) Polymorphism in endothelial connexin40 enhances sensitivity to intraluminal pressure and increases arterial stiffness. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology



• Lectures, Posters and Presentations •

Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Retreat - San Diego, CA - Fall 2013
Regionally specific associations between fibroblast growth factor-2 expression and symptom profile in patients with mood disorders (Presentation)


Center for Biomedical Neuroscience Annual Retreat - San Antonio, Tx - Spring 2013
Reduced expression of FGF2 in depressive disorders (Poster)


UTHSCSA MD/PhD Program Annual Retreat - San Antonio, TX - Fall 2012
Microglial dysfunction in depressive disorders (Presentation)


UTHSCSA Medical Student Research Day - San Antonio, TX - Fall 2012
Reduced Expression of Neurotrophic Growth Factors in PFC and ACC is Associated with Suicidality (Poster)


Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference - New Orleans, LA - Fall 2012
Lipopolysaccharide upregulates kynurenine pathway enzymes in brain regions likely to mediate neuropsychiatric-like behavior in mice (Poster)


19th Annual Pharmacology Graduate Student Symposium - San Antonio, Tx - Fall 2012
Lipopolysaccharide upregulates kynurenine pathway enzymes in brain regions likely to mediate neuropsychiatric-like behavior in mice (Poster)


Center for Biomedical Neuroscience Annual Retreat - San Antonio, TX - Spring 2012
Central vs. Peripheral Myeloid Cells: Their role in mediating neuroinflammation-induced neuropsychiatric-like behavior (Poster)


UTHSCSA MD/PhD Program Annual Retreat - San Antonio, TX - Fall 2011
Characterization of Mutant Connexin26 Associated with Sensorineural Deafness (Presentation)


Center for Biomedical Neuroscience Annual Retreat - San Antonio, TX - Spring 2011
Temperature Sensitivity of Gap Junction Channels (Poster)


Biochemistry Department Annual Retreat - San Antonio, TX - Spring 2011
Temperature Sensitivity of Gap Junction Channels (Poster)


UTHSCSA MD/PhD Program Annual Retreat - San Antonio, TX - Fall 2010
Determining Natural Permeants of Gap Junctions Involved in Non-Syndromic Deafness (Poster)