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Congratulations to Mackenzie Bolen on Receiving the Parkinson’s Foundation Visiting Scholar Award!

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Mackenzie Bolen has been awarded funding from the Parkinson’s Foundation in support of their Visiting Scholar Award proposal titled “Gut-First biomarker discovery within Parkinson’s Disease: single-cell spatial molecular imaging identifies molecular patterns of inflammation in colon and brain.” The Parkinson’s Foundation…

Sequioa Smith receives honorable mention from National Science Foundation

Congratulations to Sequioa Smith, on receiving an honorable mention from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program during their first year as a Ph.D. student! The title of their research proposal is “Investigating the Neural Circuits of Short-term and Long-term Familiarity Memories.” The proposal aims to examine the role…

Alyssa Mickle presented at the 2024 American Physiological Society Summit

Congratulations to Alyssa Mickle for presenting her poster titled, “Breath-by-breath of a rat model of Pompe disease exposes deficits in high-frequency behaviors” at the 2024 American Physiological Society Summit that was held in Long Beach California. Neuroscience PhD Candidate and BREATH (Breathing Research and Therapeutics Center) T32 trainee,…

Dr. Adithya Gopinath presents at the 2024 Society for Neuroimmune Pharmacology

Congratulations to Dr. Adithya Gopinath for presenting “Dopamine neuron interactions in the neuroimmune circuitry in Parkinson’s disease” at the 2024 Society for Neuroimmune Phamacology in Charleston, South Carolina. “Our prior findings showed that in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and in PD mice, there is an increase in DAT-expressing immune…

Sabrina Zequeira Awarded the 2024 Graduate School Mentoring Award in Neuroscience

In recognition of her exemplary mentorship, Sabrina Zequeira’s receipt of the 2024 Graduate School Mentoring Award for Neuroscience is a testament to her profound dedication and impact. Zequeira’s unwavering commitment to nurturing the intellectual and personal growth of her mentees underscores the transformative power of mentorship in shaping the future…

Celebrating Alyssa Mickle’s Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium Poster Award!

We are thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to Alyssa Mickle for her outstanding achievement in receiving the Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium Poster Award for her exceptional poster titled, “Closed-loop Epidural Stimulation After Spinal Cord Injury Increases c-Fos Expression at a Focal Region of C4.”…

Lexi Riley-DiPaolo invited to talk at the 2024 American Physiology Summit

The upcoming 2024 American Physiology Summit in Long Beach, California, promises to be a platform for cutting-edge research and groundbreaking discussions in the field of physiology. Among the distinguished speakers, Lexi Riley-DiPaolo, a promising PhD candidate, has been invited to present…

Andrew Moore Awarded the 2024 Graduate School Mentoring Award in Neuroscience

In recognition of his exemplary mentorship, Andrew Moore’s receipt of the 2024 Graduate School Mentoring Award for Neuroscience is a testament to his profound dedication and impact. Moore’s unwavering commitment to nurturing the intellectual and personal growth of his mentees underscores the transformative power of mentorship in shaping the future…

Drew Gillett recently published in bioRxlv

Congratulations to Drew Gillett on his publication, “Investigating the Role and Regulation of GPNMB in Progranulin-deficient Macrophages.” “These findings highlight the importance of early-stage disease mechanism(s) in peripheral cell populations that may lead to viable treatment strategies to delay disease progression at an early, prodromal timepoint and extend therapeutic windows.”…