We will begin recruiting for Fall 2016 in August 2015. Find out more on our Admission Requirements page.

The UAB Neuroscience GraduateTheme is your portal into the comprehensive neuroscience research opportunities at UAB, where our students find a home and anchor for successful navigation through their graduate career. Our faculty and staff provide students with opportunities to study, learn, grow and function as professional scientists. Come check us out!
Tara Desilva, PhD
Director, Neuroscience Theme
Asst Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehab
Tel 205.996.6896
Email: desilvat@uab.edu
        Rita Cowell, PhD
Assoc Director, Neuroscience Theme           
Assoc Professor, Behavioral Neurobiology
Tel 205.975.7466
Email: rcowell@uab.edu 
        Karen Gamble, PhD
Assoc Director, Neuroscience Theme
Asst Professor, Behavioral Neurobiology
Tel 205.934.4663
Email: klgamble@uab.edu 


 We want to welcome our newest students to UAB, GBS and the Neuroscience Theme!
 Karen Balcazar
 Gokula Banmurthy
 Radhika Chadha
 Mariana Cortes
 Ellenore Craine
 Matthew Defenderfer
 Hailey Edwards
 Leland Fleming
 Allison Fusilier
 Nancy Gallus
 Rylie Hightower
 Kaela Kelly
 Annesha King
 Kiara Miller
 Aubrey Schonhoff
We encourage you to apply for Fall 2016, beginning in August of this year. Applications are reviewed as they are received and interview sessions are scheduled based on receipt of applications. Priority deadline for domestic applicants is December 1, 2015; final deadline for ALL applications is January 15, 2016. Click on the Prospective Students tab at the top of this page for more detailed information. Go to Apply Yourself at https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad.

August 25 --- Nick Cochran



Undergrad:  Univ of  Arizona
Degree: BFA, Theatre Production
Entered Theme:  Fall 2009

Thesis Advisor: Linda Overstreet-Wadiche, PhD
Department: Neurobiology

Theme Year End Assessment: Summer 2010

Committee Formed: 1-March-2012
Committee Members: L Wadiche, J Wadiche, McMahon, Floyd, Sweatt

Qualifying Exam: 22-July-2013
Admission to Candidacy: Fall 2013

Enhanced integration of newborn neurons after neonatal insults.Pugh P, Adlaf E, Zhao CS, Markwardt S, Gavin C, Wadiche J, Overstreet-Wadiche L. Front Neurosci 2011 Mar 30; 5:45. PMID 21490706.

Adlaf, E. W., N. Q. Farrukh, J. L. Wadiche and L. Overstreet-Wadiche. 2013. Enhanced adult neurogenesis alters synaptic input to mature neurons. Society for Neuroscience: Nanasymposium. Neurogenesis in the Adult Mammalian Brain 499.05.

Updated 18-Nov-2014