2017 SfN NCF Chapter Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 North Central Florida Society for Neuroscience Chapter Conference!  We had a lot of fun and hope everyone learned something at our wonderful poster session, panel, data blitz, and lectures.

NCFSfN Officers with Keynote Speaker Dr. Rebecca Burwell

Back Row: Kelly DeMars, Leslie Gaynor, Joseph McQuail, Sruti Rayaprolu
Front Row: Joseph Lebowitz, Abbi Hernandez, Dr. Rebecca Burwell, Caesar Hernandez, Kevin Strang


First Place Graduate Student

Joseph Lebowitz

Kv2.1 and the Dopamine Transporter Interact in Dopaminergic Neurons

Second Place Graduate Student

Amrutha Pattamatta

Neuropathology in the BAC transgenic mouse model of C9orf72 ALS/FTD

Third Place Graduate Student

Caesar Hernandez

Optogenetic inactivation of basolateral amygdala during deliberation in a delay discounting task reduces choice impulsivity in young rats.

First Place Undergraduate Student

Miranda Schwabe

Group II and Group III metabotropic glutamate receptors are required for normal working memory and are lost with age in the prefrontal cortex


Second Place Undergraduate Student

Lauren Vetere

Age-Related Alterations in Working Memory and Intertemporal Choice in Fischer 344 x Brown Norway Hybrid Rats


Third Place Undergraduate Student

Dana Shively

Regional and age-related analysis of cilia patterning within the olfactory epithelium.


Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Changjun Yang

Adropin Is Profoundly Neuroprotective In Experimental Ischemic Stroke



L to R: Matthew Hamm, Amrutha Pattamatta, Christina Moloney, Abbi Hernandez, Kelly DeMars, Sean Turner, Caitlin Orsini, Michael Pace

Danielle Sambo recieves Outstanding Service Award

NCFSfN President Sruti Rayaprolu gives award to past-President Danielle Sambo