Abiraman Kavitha NeuroIMG 0330 KAVITHA  ABIRAMAN
   Vellore Institute Tech, India (BTech, Biotechnology)
   SUNY-Buffalo (MS, Neuroscience)
   Entered Theme: Fall 2013

Thesis Advisor:

Rotations: 1-J Wadiche

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img-0   ELENA  ADLAF
      Univ of Arizona (BFA, Theatre Production)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2009

  Thesis Advisor: Linda Wadiche, PhD (Neurobiology)


Rotations: 1-L Wadiche,   2-van Groen,   3-Y Li
Committee Formed: March 2012
Admitted to Candidacy: Fall 2013

Publications:
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.

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img-1   CHRIS  AURA
      Minnesota State Univ-Mankato (BA, Psychology)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2007

  Thesis Advisor: Paul Gamlin, PhD (Vision Sciences)


Rotations: 1-Gamlin,   2-A Gross,   3-Gawne
Committee Formed: November 2009
Entered Candidacy: Summer 2013

Publications:

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img-2   JAY  BHATT
      Bombay College of Pharmacy, India (BS, Pharmacy)
      Creighton Univ (MS, Pharmaceutical Science)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2010

  Thesis Advisor: Elizabeth Sztul, PhD (CDIB)

Rotations: 1-Benos/Fuller,   2-Visscher,   3-Sztul
Committee Formed: May 2012
Entered Candidacy: Summer 2013

Publications:
Deletion of glutamate delta-1 receptor in mouse leads to aberrant emotional and social behaviors. Yadav R, Gupta SC, Hillman BG, Bhatt JM, Stairs DJ, Dravid SM. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e32969. Epub 2012 Mar 7. PMID: 22412961.

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Stephanie_Brosius  STEPHANIE  BROSIUS
     Entered Theme: Spring 2013 (thru MSTP)

  Thesis Advisor: Steve Carroll, MD, PhD (Neuropathology)

  Entered Candidacy: Spring 2013
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img-4   NICK  COCHRAN
      Auburn Univ (BChE, Chemical Engineering)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2010
      Howard Hughes Med-Grad Fellowship Awardee

  Thesis Advisor: Erik Roberson, MD (SOM-Neurology)

Rotations: 1-A West,   2-A West,   3-Roberson
Committee Formed: July 2011
Entered Candidacy: Fall 2012

Publications:
• Allison M. Bradbury , J. Nicholas Cochran,  Aime K. Johnson, Stanley G. Leroy, Victoria J. McCurdy, Misako Hwang, Ashley N. Randle, Laura S. Jackson, Nancy E. Morrison, Rena C. Baek, Thomas N. Seyfried, Seng H. Cheng, Nancy R. Cox, Henry J. Baker, M. Begona Cachón-González, Timothy M. Cox, Miguel Sena-Esteves and Douglas R. Martin. Therapeutic response in feline Sandhoff disease despite immunity to intracranial gene therapy. Mol. Therapy May 2013
• Matthew E. Seward, Eric Swanson, Andrés Norambuena, Anja Reimann, J. Nicholas Cochran, Rong Li, Erik D. Roberson, and George S. Bloom. Amyloid-β Signals Through Tau to Drive Ectopic Neuronal Cell Cycle Re-entry in Alzheimer's Disease. J. Cell Sci. January 2013

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JOSHUA  COHEN
Entered Theme: Fall 2013 (thru MSTP)

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IMG 0460   NICOLE  DAY
      UAB (BS, Biology-Molecular Conc)
      Entered Theme: Summer 2008 (thru Neurobiology)

  Thesis Advisor: Candace Floyd, PhD (Physical Medicine & Rehab)


Rotations: 1-Lester,   2-Floyd,   3-L Wadiche
Committee Formed: January 2011
Entered Candidacy: Summer 2012

Publications:
  • Day NL,Floyd CL, D'Alessandro TL, Hubbard WJ, Chaudry IH. 17β-estradiol confers protection following traumatic brain injury in the rat and involves activation of G Protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER). J Neurotrauma, In Press, May 2013.
  • J Neurotrauma. 2013 May 9. [Epub ahead of print] 17β-estradiol confers protection following traumatic brain injury in the rat and involves activation of G Protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER). Day NL, Floyd CL, D'Alessandro TL, Hubbard WJ, Chaudry IH.

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Jana headshot1   JANA  DRUMMOND
      Hollins Univ (BA, Psychology)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2009

  Thesis Advisor: James Meador-Woodruff, MD (Psychiatry)

Rotations: 1-Meador-Woodruff,   2-Pozzo-Miller,   3-Cowell
Committee Formed: January 2012
Entered Candidacy: Spring 2013

Publications:
  • Drummond JB, Tucholski J, Haroutunian V, Meador-Woodruff JH. Transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory protein (TARP) dysregulation in anterior cingulate cortex in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 2013; 147(1):32-8.
  • Shan D, Lucas EK, Drummond JB, Haroutunian V, Meador-Woodruff JH, McCullumsmith RE. Abnormal expression of glutamate transporters in temporal lobe areas in elderly patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 2013; 144 (1-3): 1-8.
  • Eid T, Lee TSW, Wang Y, Peréz E, Drummond J, Lauritzen F, Bergersen LH, Meador-Woodruff JH, Spencer DD, de Lanerolle NC, McCullumsmith RE. Gene Expression of Glutamate Metabolizing Enzymes in the Hippocampal Formation in Human Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Epilepsia 2013; 54(2): 228-238.
  • Drummond JB, Tucholski J, Haroutunian V, Meador-Woodruff JH. Upregulation of cornichon transcripts in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. Neuroreport 2012; 23(17): 1031-1034.
  • Rubio MD, Drummond JB, Meador-Woodruff JH. Glutamate receptor abnormalities in schizophrenia: implications for innovative treatments. Biomolecules and Therapeutics 2012; 20: 1-18.
  • Hartmann D, Drummond J, Handberg E, Ewell S, Pozzo-Miller L. Multiple approaches to investigate the transport and activity-dependent release of BDNF and their application in neurogenetic disorders. Neural Plast 2012; 203734.

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img-25   K. SCARLETT NEECK  EVONUK
        Univ of Portland (BA, Psychology)
        Entered Theme: Fall 2011

   Thesis Advisor: Tara Desilva, PhD (Physical Medicine & Rehab)


Rotations: 1-Shacka,   2-McMahon,   3-Desilva
Committee Formed: March 2013
Entered Candidacy:

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DAVID  FIGGE
Entered Theme: Fall 2012 (thru MSTP)

Thesis Advisor: David Sweatt, PhD (Neurobiology)

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  KYLE  FRASER
     Auburn Univ (BS, Biomedical Sciences)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2011
     Howard Hughes Med-Grad Fellowship Awardee

  Thesis Advisor: Andrew West, PhD (Neurology)

Rotations: 1-West,   2-McMahon,   3-Roberson
Committee Formed: June 2012
Entered Candidacy: Fall 2013

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img-11  MATT  GLOVER
     Shepherd Univ (BS, Biology)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2011

  Thesis Advisor: Sarah Clinton, PhD (Behavioral Neurobiology)


Rotations: 1-Gwen King,   2-Clinton,   3-Clinton
Committee Formed: November 2012
Entered Candidacy:

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IMG 0293  MIKA  GUZMAN
     Entered Theme: Fall 2010 (thru MSTP)

  Thesis Advisor: David Sweatt, PhD (Neurobiology)



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img-12  JADA  HALLENGREN
     Cornell College (BA, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; BA, Psychology)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2010
     Howard Hughes Med-Grad Fellowship Awardee

  Thesis Advisor: Scott Wilson, PhD (Neurobiology)


Rotations: 1-Kesterson,   2-S Wilson,   3-Dobrunz
Committee Formed: May 2012
Entered Candidacy:  Fall 2013

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 IMG 0551  FRANKIE  HEYWARD
      Univ of Delaware (BA, Neuroscience)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2009

Thesis Advisor: David Sweatt, PhD (Neurobiology)



Rotations: 1-Sweatt,   2-Cowell,   3-Sweatt
Committee Formed: May 2012
Entered Candidacy: Fall 2012

Honors:

  • CMFSDP Doctoral Fellowship Awardee
  • UAB NORC Pre-doctoral Fellowship Awardee
  • UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship Awardee
  • Graduate Student Outreach Committee (GBSO), President, 2012


Publications:
Adult mice maintained on a high-fat diet exhibit object location memory deficits and reduced hippocampal SIRT1 gene expression. Heyward FD, Grace Walton R, Carle MS, Coleman MA, Garvey TW, Sweatt JD. Neurobiol Learn Mem 2012 Apr 21. PMD: 22542746.

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Holt Leanne NeuroIMG 0320   LEANNE  HOLT
      Mercer Univ (BS, Biology and Psychology)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2013

    Thesis Advisor: Michelle Olsen, PhD (CDIB)

    Rotations: 1-Michelle Olsen,  2-Lucas Pozzo-Miller,  3-Farah Lubin

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img-18  IAN  KIMBROUGH
     Univ of Alabama (BS, Biology)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2011

  Thesis Advisor: Harald Sontheimer, PhD (Neurobiology)


Rotations: 1-Dobrunz,   2-Pozzo-Miller
                 3-McMahon & Bevensee,   4-Sontheimer
Committee Formed: March 2013
Entered Candidacy:

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Kippe Jordyn NeuroIMG 0334     JORDYN  KIPPE
        Central Michigan Univ (BS, Neuroscience and Psychology)
        Entered Theme: Fall 2013

        Thesis Advisor: 

        Rotations: 1-Desilva,

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IMG 0438   LESLEY  BRYANT  McCOLLUM
      Linfield College (BS, Physics and Mathematics)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2009

  Thesis Advisor: Rosalinda Roberts, PhD (Behavioral Neurobiology)


Rotations: 1-Visscher,   2-Dobbins,   3-Roberts
Committee Formed:  September 2011
Entered Candidacy: Spring 2013

Publications:
  • McCollum LA, Roche JK, Roberts RC. 2012. Immunohistochemical localization of enkephalin in the human striatum: A postmortem ultrastructural study. Synapse 66: 204-219.
  • Vaden RJ, Hutcheson NL, McCollum LA, Kentros JG, Visscher KM. 2012. Older adults do not modulate EEG alpha power to suppress irrelevant information. Neuroimage 63:1127-1133.

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IMG 0288  JARROD  MEADOWS
      Entered Theme: Fall 2011 (thru MSTP)

  Thesis Advisor: John Hablitz, PhD (Neurobiology)

Committee Formed: April 2012
Entered Candidacy:

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IMG 0369  LEVI  MILLER
     Clarion Univ of Pennsylvania (BS, Molecular Biology)
     Entered Theme: Summer 2012
     Howard Hughes Med-Grad Fellowship Awardee

  Thesis Advisor:

Rotations: 1-Lubin,   2-Dobrunz,   3-K Roth,   4-Gray
Committee Formed:
Entered Candidacy:

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img-23  HEATHER  MINKEL
     Central Michigan Univ (BS, Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2009

  Thesis Advisor: Michelle Olsen, PhD (CDIB)


Rotations: 1-S Wilson,   2-McMahon,   3-Parpura,   4-Olsen
Committee Formed: June 2012
Entered Candidacy: Fall 2013

Publications:
Ubiquitin homeostasis is critical for synaptic development and function. Chen PC, Bhattacharyya BJ, Hanna J, Minkel H, Wilson JA, Finley D, Miller RJ, Wilson SM. J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 30;31(48):17505-13.

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IMG 0237  MARK  MOEHLE
     Centenary College of Louisiana (BS, Neuroscience)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2010
     Howard Hughes Med-Grad Fellowship Awardee

  Thesis Advisors:  Andrew West, PhD (Neurology)
                              David Standaert, MD, PhD (Neurology)

Rotations: 1-McCullumsmith,   2-Standaert,   3-West
Committee Formed: April 2012
Entered Candidacy: Spring 2013

Honors: Neuroscience Theme Admissions Committee (2011-2013)

Publications:
LRRK2 inhibition attenuates microglial inflammatory responses. Moehle MS, Webber PJ, Tse T, Sukar N, Standaert DG, DeSilva TM, Cowell RM, West AB. J Neurosci. 2012 Feb 1;32(5):1602-11.PMID: 22302802.
Regional differences in expression of β-tubulin isoforms in schizophrenia. Moehle MS, Luduena RF, Haroutunian V, Meador-Woodruff JH, McCullumsmith RE. Schizophr Res. 2012 Mar;135(1-3):181-6. Epub 2012 Jan 20. PMID: 22264600.

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IMG 0098  TONI  MUELLER
     Western Illinois Univ (BS, Microbiology)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2009 (thru Neurobiology)

  Thesis Advisor: James Meador-Woodruff, MD (Psychiatry)


Rotations: 1-Standaert,   2-S Wilson,   3-Yacoubian
                 4-M Gray,   5-Meador-Woodruff
Committee Formed: May 2012
Entered Candidacy:  Summer 2013

Publications:

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IMG 0362   ANGELA  NIETZ
      St Catherine Univ (BA, Biology)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2012

  Thesis Advisor: Jacques Wadiche, PhD (Neurobiology)



Rotations: 1-J Wadiche,   2-L Wadiche,   3-G King
Committee Formed: 
Entered Candidacy:

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Phillips Mary NeuroIMG 0346MARY  PHILLIPS
     Univ of Maryland (BS, Biology)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2013

Thesis Advisor: 

Rotations: 1-Sontheimer

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img-30   ROSEMARY  PUCKETT
      Univ of the South (BA, English)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2010

  Thesis Advisor: Lori McMahon, PhD (CDIB)


  Rotations: 1-Lubin,   2-Lester,   3-Lahti,   4-McMahon
  Committee Formed:
  Entered Candidacy:

Publications:

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IMG 0241   LINDSEY  SMITH
      Auburn Univ (BS, Marine Biology)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2012

  Thesis Advisor: Lori McMahon, PhD (CDIB)


Rotations: 1-McCullumsmith,   2-S Clinton,   3-McMahon
Committee Formed:
Entered Candidacy:

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IMG 0227  LUKE  STEWART
     Kent State Univ (BA, Biology and Psychology)
     Entered Theme:  Fall 2012

  Thesis Advisor: Lori McMahon, PhD (CDIB)


Rotations: 1-Kerman,   2-McMahon,   3-Lubin
Committee Formed:
Entered Candidacy:

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img-32   IAN  THORNELL
      Penn State (BS, Neuroscience)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2008

  Thesis Advisor: Mark Bevensee, PhD (CDIB)


Rotations: 1-Bevensee,   2-Bijur,   3-Floyd
Committee Formed: May 2010
Entered Candidacy: Fall 2011

Honors: Neuroscience Theme Admissions Committee (2009-2011)

Publications:
Sodium-bicarbonate cotransporter NBCn1 in the kidney medullary thick ascending limb cell line is upregulated under acidic conditions and enhances ammonium transport. Lee S, Lee HJ, Yang HS, Thornell IM, Bevensee MO, Choi I. Exp Physiol. 2010 Sep;95(9):926-37.

PIP2 hydrolysis stimulates electrogenic Na/bicarbonate cotransporter NBCe1-B and -C variants expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. Thornell IM, Wu J, Liu X, Bevensee MO. J Physiol. 2012 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22966160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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IMG 0465  RYAN  VADEN
     UAB (BS, Psychology)
     Entered Theme: Summer 2012

  Thesis Advisor: Linda Wadiche, PhD (Neurobiology)

 

Rotations: 1-Pozzo-Miller,   2-L Wadiche,   3-Floyd
Committee Formed:
Entered Candidacy:


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img-35   JENNIFER  WATSON
      Univ of Tennessee-Knoxville (BS, Biomedical Engineering)
      Entered Theme: Fall 2009

  Thesis Advisor: Scott Wilson, PhD (Neurobiology)


Rotations: 1-Inga Kadisha,   2-Lubin,   3-Wilson
Committee Formed: May 2012
Entered Candidacy: Summer 2013

Publications:

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IMG 0247   ALLIE  WIDMAN
      UT Texas at Dallas (BS, Neuroscience)
      Entered Theme: Summer 2012
      Howard Hughes Med-Grad Fellowship Awardee

  Thesis Advisor: Lori McMahon, PhD (CDIB)

Rotations: 1-Pozzo-Miller,   2-McMahon,   3-West
Committee Formed:
Entered Candidacy:

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Wieckert Adam NeuroIMG 0314     ADAM  WIECKERT
       Univ of St Thomas-MN (BS, Neuroscience)
       Entered Theme: Fall 2013

     Thesis Advisor:

     Rotations: 1-Dobrunz

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IMG 0467  SIDNEY  WILLIAMS
     Furman Univ (BS, Neuroscience)
     Florida Atlantic (MS, Behavioral Neuroscience)
     Entered Theme: Fall 2009

  Thesis Advisor: John Hablitz, PhD (Neurobiology)

Rotations: 1-Lester,   2-Standaert,   3-Hablitz
Committee Formed: March 2012
Entered Candidacy:

Publications:

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