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Jada Bittle defends Thesis!

The Neuroscience Graduate Program congratulates Jada Bittle in the Stevens lab (Psychiatry) on her successful thesis defense yesterday! Her title: "The role of redox dysregulation in the effects of prenatal stress on embryonic and adult brain"In the picture: Jada (left) and Mentor Hanna Stevens, MD., PhD (right)
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Thomas James defends Thesis!

The Neuroscience Graduate Program congratulates Thomas James in the Frank (Anatomy and Cell Biology) lab on his successful thesis defense recently! His title: "Discrete IP3 signaling requirements underlie acute and chronic forms of homeostatic synaptic plasticity" In the Picture: Mentor C. Andrew Frank, PhD(left) and Thomas (right)
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Sasha Tereshchenko defends Thesis!

The Neuroscience Graduate Program congratulates Alexander (Sasha) Tereshchenko, MSTP student, in Nopoulos lab (Psychiatry) on his successful thesis defense last week! His title: "Brain Structure and function in juvenile-onset Huntington's disease".In the picture: Mentor Peg Nopoulos, MD (left) and Sasha (right)

Congratulations to Frida Teran and Banu Gumusoglu

Frida Teran (Richerson lab) recently received an F31 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Frida's project title is: "A novel dietary therapy for epilepsy: potential mechanisms of action."Banu Gumusoglu (Stevens lab) recently won a Trainee Professional Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience to support her participation in the Neuroscience 2018 meeting in San Diego.
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Eric Emmons defends Thesis!

Eric Emmons successfully defended his thesis recently! Title: "The role of frontostriatal circuits in basic cognitive processing” Congratulations!In the picture: Mentor Kumar Narayanan, MD., PhD (left) and Eric (right)

Arianna Rigon awarded Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize

2017 graduate Arianna Rigon has recently been awarded the Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize. This prize is awarded to doctoral students whose research focuses on disease prevention or translational disease research. The title of Arianna's dissertation “Structural and functional neural networks underlying facial affect recognition impairment following traumatic brain injury”. Her mentors were...

Ben De Corte awarded Kwak-Ferguson Fellowship

University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience student, Benjamin De Corte, has won the Kwak-Ferguson Fellowship, a $10,000 award from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute for an upper level graduate student working in the area of neurodegenerative diseases. His research in the lab of Nandakumar Narayanan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, focuses on the cognitive...

Josh Weiner honored with Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

The University of Iowa Graduate College recognizes Joshua Weiner for his extraordinary contribution to graduate education through mentoring graduate students.Weiner, professor of biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the winner of the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in Biological and Life Sciences.Read the full story here.

Max Liu awarded Kwak-Ferguson Fellowship

A fellowship for future discoveriesAlzheimer’s disease is one of the fastest growing threats to Americans’ health, but University of Iowa researchers like Guanghao “Max” Liu—a Neuroscience graduate student within the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)—are determined to discover the mechanism that causes this debilitating neurodegenerative disease.In collaboration with Gloria Lee, MD, a...

Congratulations to Master's student Nicholas Holland!

CONGRATULATIONS to Nick Holland for passing his final exam to graduate with a Master’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Neuroscience subtrack! Nick did his Master's work in the lab of Dr. Christopher Benson.