The Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Vermont is a multidisciplinary, Ph.D. granting program that has more than 50 faculty mentors across 9 departments and 4 colleges. This program emphasizes rigorous training in neuroscience-related research and prepares students for a variety of science related careers in addition to tenure-stream academic careers.
Congratulations to Carolyn Roman on receiving the 2013 Edith D. Hendley Award!
Congratulations to Liana Merrill and Abbie Chapman for receiving awards at the Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Forum. The event was held at UVM's Davis Center January 18-19, 2013. Liana won the Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award. Her presentation was titled, "Role of vanilloid transient receptor potential cation channel (TRPV) 4 in bladder dysfunction in response to repeated variate stress (RVS) in male rats." Abbie won the Graduate Student Poster award which was judged by faculty. Her poster was titled, "An Enhanced Myogenic Vasodilatory Response To Hypotension In Posterior Cerebral Arteries Of Pregnant Rats Is Nitric Oxide Dependent."
NGP Students Participate in 2012 Society for Neuroscience Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
On October 13-17th, students and faculty from the Neuroscience Graduate Program attended and participated in the annual Society for Neuroscience Conference in New Orleans. SFN’s annual meeting is the world’s largest forum for neuroscientists to present research and network.
NGP Student Poster Presentations:
Anthony Pappas, “Time course of the inversion of neurovascular coupling and altered spontaneous Ca2+ activity in astrocytic endfeet after subarachnoid hemorrhage”
Carolyn Roman, " Characterizing PACAP receptors involved in anxiety-like responses: Evidence for HPA-axis activation by BNST PACAP and PAC1 receptor signaling"
Kim Albert, “Menstrual Phase is Associated with Differences in Brain Activity During Psychosocial Stress”
Geoffrey Schaubhut, “Regulation of Impulsive Circuitry: Function of Emotional Faces”
Simone Otto, “Colocalization of the prototoxin prostate stem cell antigen with α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and acetylcholinesterase in parasympathetic neurons”
Greg Lieberman, “Changes in White Matter as a Measure of Neuroplasticity Following Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Coping with Chronic Pain.” And second author on “Anatomical Changes Following Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.”
Jane Roberts Presented at NGM 2012 in Bologna, Italy
Jane Roberts, a fourth year MD/PhD NGP student, attended the Neurogastroenterology and Motility 2012 Conference in Bologna, Italy. Over a thousand registrants attended the meeting. Jane’s abstract was one of the few to be selected to be presented. Her presentation was titled “Free radical scavengers rescue decreased purinergic neuromuscular transmission in the inflamed colon” Jane is currently a student in the lab of Gary Mawe, PhD, a faculty member in the department of Neurological Sciences.