Neuroscience Alumni

Graduates

  • Rebecca J. Taugher
    2009
    06/02/2014

    ““Exploring the role of ASIC1A in mouse models of anxiety"”

  • Jake C. Kurczek
    2009
    04/28/2014

    “"Hippocampal contributions to language: an examination of referential processing and narrative in amnesia"”

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, York University and Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Calvin Carter
    2009
    04/25/2014

    “"Characterizing the role of primary cilia in neural progenitor cell development and neonatal hydrocephalus"”

  • Natassia V. Gaznick
    2010
    02/28/2014

    “"The Role of the Striatum in Impulsivity and Self-awareness: Neuropsychological and Functional Neuroimaging Approaches."”

    Clinical Rotations, Univ. of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Nicholas S. Gregory
    2010
    01/30/2014

    “"Why it hurts to exercise: a study of sex, acid sensing ion channels, and fatigue metabolites in the onset of muscle pain"”

    Clinical Rotations, Univ. of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Hayley S. McLoughlin
    2009
    11/04/2013

    “"MicroRNA Regulation of Central Nervous System Development and Their Species-Specific Roles in Evolution.”

    Post-doc, Univ of Michigan Health System, Dept of Neurology, Paulson Lab
  • Mark Lobas
    2007
    09/25/2013

    “"Novel roles for the gamma-protocadherines in the choroid plexus"”

  • Huy Nguyen
    2009
    04/25/2013

    “Dystroglycan in Cerebellar Development and Disease”

  • Megan Keiser
    2007
    03/14/2013

    “Gene Therapies for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1”

    Postdoctoral Reserach Scholar, Internal Medicine, Beverly Davidson Lab, UIHC Hospitail and Clinics
  • Erik Asp
    2006
    04/25/2012

    “Is the prefrontal cortex the brain's skeptic? The neuroanatomical correlates of belief and doubt”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Nancy Andreasen Lab, UIHC Hospital and Clinics
  • Rupa Gupta
    2007
    04/06/2012

    “The Effects of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Damage on Interpersonal Coordination in Social Interaction”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Linda Watson Lab
  • Bradley Taber-Thomas
    2008
    12/01/2011

    “A model of the neural bases of predecisional processes: the fronto-limbic information acquisition network”

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn State University Department of Psychology, Koraly Perez-Edgar Lab
  • Kara Gordon
    2006
    11/04/2011

    “"TorsinA and Protein Quality Control"”

    Postdoc, Dept. of Pediatrics, Univ of California-San Diego
  • Pamela Wernett
    2006
    11/02/2011

    ““THE EFFECTS OF MED12 VARIATION UPON CELL CYCLE PROGRESSION AND DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION””

    Health Program Specialist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in the Extramural Research Program - Neurodegeneration. Bethesda, MD.
  • Joshua Cosman
    2006
    10/28/2011

    “The role of learning in visual distraction”

    Postdoctoral Scholar-Research, Vanderbilt University Psychology Department, Geoffrey F. Woodman Lab
  • Kelly C Rowe (Bijanki)
    2007
    08/23/2011

    “Beyond the cortex: Implications of white matter connectivity for depression, cognition, and vascular disease”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Univ. of Iowa, Dept of Psychiatry, Nancy Andreasen Lab
  • Carissa Philippi
    2006
    07/12/2011

    “The Dynamic Self: Exploring the Critical Role of the Default Mode Network in Self Referential Processing”

    Postdoctoral Trainee, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept of Psychiatry, Michael Koenigs Lab and Giulio Tononi's Lab
  • Ellen van der Plas
    2007
    07/08/2011

    “Social Functioning and Brain Structure in Adolescents and Young Adults with Isolated Cleft Lip and/or Palate”

    Postdoctoral Position - Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario
  • Hans Packer
    2004
    04/25/2011

    “A dominant negative over expression model of mammalian MED12 function”

    Science Writer, Integrated DNA Technologies, Coralville, Iowa
  • Kanchna Ramchandran
    2006
    12/10/2010

    “The Neuropsychological Correlates of Leadership Effectiveness”

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Univ of Iowa, Dept. of Psychiatry, Nancy Andreasen Lab
  • Tim Koscik
    2006
    12/03/2010

    “Social Inference and the Evolution of the Human Brain”

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Dept of Psychology
  • Audrey Dickey
    2004
    11/22/2010

    “Role of PP2A/Bb2 and PKA/AKAP1 in brain development and function via dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1) control of mitochondria shape and bioenergetics”

    Postdoctoral Training - UCSD La Spada Lab, Dept. of Pediatrics
  • Chad Leugers
    04/14/2010

    ““A novel function for microtubule associated protein Tau in growth factor-induced MAPK signaling””

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Morningside College, Dept. of Biology
  • Hannah Klein de Licona
    2005
    04/05/2010

    “Congenital LCM virus:  Mechanism of brain disease in a rat model of congenital viral infection”

    Resident - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Neurology
  • Lavanya Vijayaraghavan
    2001
    12/02/2009

    “The effects of age at onset of major depressive disorder on motivation”

    Research Fellow, The Institute of Neurosciences, Voluntary Health Services Medical Centre, Taramani Chennai
  • Yishan Sun
    2004
    12/01/2009

    “TRP ion channels contribute to gravity sensing and spatial orientation in drosophila

    PostDoc: Stanford Univ School of Medicine - Department of Neurobiology
  • Matthew McNeill
    2004
    11/24/2009

    “An investigation of pigmentation and motility defects in zebrafish transient receptor potential melasatin 7 mutant embryos”

    Postdoc - University of Illinois - Urbana
  • Andrew Garrett
    2005
    11/23/2009

    “Control of synaptogenesis and dendritic arborization by the gamma-protocadherin family of adhesion molecules”

    Postdoc. Burgess Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Janelle Beadle
    2005
    11/18/2009

    “The neuroanatomical basis of empathy:  Is empathy impaired following damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex?”

    Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Univ of Iowa, Dept. of Psychiatry
  • Katie Croft
    2004
    08/28/2009

    “Exploring the role of ventromedial prefrontal cortex in human social learning: A lesion study”

    Upper School Science Faculty - The Hockaday School, Dallas Texas
  • David Driscoll
    2003
    07/15/2009

    “The effects of prefrontal cortex damage on the regulation of emotion”

    Laboratory Supervisor, Developmental Brain Lab - Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Amy Jongeling
    2003
    06/01/2009

    “Ramifications of Persistent Pain for the Action of Opioids in the Locus Coeruleus”

    Resident, Neurology, Columbia Univ
  • Aaron Boes
    2005
    05/01/2009

    “Neuroanatomical Correlates of Externalizing Behavior”

    Resident, Pediatrics, University of California-San Diego Medical Center
  • Vivian Costa
    2003
    04/23/2009

    “Effects of ASIC2a and ASIC3 Overexpression in Transgenic Mice”

    Postdoctoral Fellow-Toxicology Neurophysiologist at Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton
  • Aislinn Williams
    2004
    12/12/2008

    “A role for the acid-sensing ion channel -1a in anxiety and depression-related behaviors”

    Resident - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Matthew Coryell
    2002
    07/18/2008

    “A Role for the Acid-Sensing Ion Channel-1a in Anxiety and Depression-Related Behaviors”

  • Christopher Kovach
    2003
    06/03/2008

    “Making Sense of Eye Movements: A Generalized Linear Modeling Framework”

    Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Human Brain Research Lab (Matthew Howard III),Neurosurgery, Univ of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Diana Gallegos
    2002
    04/25/2008

    “Learning in Alzheimer's Disease is Facilitated by Social Interaction and Common Ground”

  • Jihye Lee
    2000
    04/18/2008

    “Effects of K and Ca channel mutations on synaptic function and growth at Drosophilia larval neuromuscular junctions”

    Postdoctoral Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Scott Schachtele
    2002
    04/04/2008

    “Synaptogenesis in the Auditory Cortex of Hearing and Deafened Rats”

    Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Jim Lokensgard's lab, Department of Infectious Disease, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Sahib Khalsa
    2004
    04/02/2008

    “The Effect of Medication on Awareness and Regulation of Internal Body States”

    Resident, Psychaitry UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience
  • Adrienne Benediktsson
    2001
    07/07/2007

    “Imaging of Astrocyte Structure and the Distribution and Dynamics of GLT-1a in Organotypic Hippocampal Slice Cultures”

    Assistant Professor, Mount Royal Univ, Chemical & Biological Sciences Depts.
  • Daniela Anghelina
    2002
    06/19/2007

    “Contributions of Different T Cell Subsets to Coronavirus Neuropathology”

    Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Maria Lafaile's Lab, NYU Medical Center School of Medicine, Skirtball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
  • Jakob Satz
    1998
    04/18/2007

    “Dystroglycan in CNS Development and Disease”

    Research Scientist, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Shunguang Wei
    2002
    04/09/2007

    “Angiotensin II-stimulated Mitogen-activated Protein kinases Regulate the Expression of Brain Angiotensin Type 1 Receptors in Heart Failure”

    Assistant Research Scientics, Univ of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Dept of Cardiology
  • Rick Nelson
    2002
    04/01/2007

    “Fbx2: Novel Mechanisms for Glycoprotein Destruction and Links to Hearing and Memory”

    Resident, Otolaryngology, UIHC
  • Beth Turner
    2000
    11/20/2006

    “Sex, Drugs, and Driving: The Effects of Marijuana”

    Postdoc - Olin Health Center
  • William Graves
    2001
    07/14/2006

    “Distinguishing the Neural Bases of Lexical Access”

    Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Language Imaging Laboratory, The Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Kirill Nourski
    2001
    07/10/2006

    “Acoustic-electric Interaction in the Auditory Nerve: Simultaneous and Forward Masking of the Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potential”

    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Yuan Lu
    2001
    07/06/2006

    “Developmentally Regulated Role of PKA Anchoring by AKAP150 in Synaptic Plasticity”

    Postdoc - NIH
  • Michael Koenigs
    2002
    06/23/2006

    “A Novel Role for Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex in Emotion and Decision-making: Lesion Studies of Moral Judgment, Economic Choice, and Brand Preference”

    Assistant Professor, Departmentof Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Ana Hutton Kehrberg
    1999
    06/06/2006

    “Neuronal Nitric Oxide Protects the Developing Cerebellum against Alcohol-induced Functional and Cellular Deficits”

    University of Kentucky, Department of Psychology
  • Nasir Naqvi
    2000
    04/04/2006

    “The Effects of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Lesions on Emotional Responses to Cigarette Smoking”

    Psychiatrist - Private Practice

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