NGP Student Defense:
The Neuroscience Graduate Program recently celebrated the successful completion of a dissertation defense.
Jane Roberts defended on November 14, 2012. Her dissertation was titled: “Mechanisms of attenuated purinergic neuromuscular transmission
NGP Students Participate in 2012 College of Medicine Graduate Student Research Day
On September 20th, several Neuroscience Graduate Program students participated in the Annual College of Medicine Graduate Student Research Day. The event included oral and poster presentations, as well as a lecture by alumni James W. Aiken, PhD ’70. Patrick Long was awarded third place in the poster contest.
NGP Student Presentations:
Patrick Long, “Dietary acetate supplementation as a means of inducing glioma stem cell growth arrest”
Michelle McNamara, “Disruption of TrkB and TrpC3 disrupts DRG axon extension in E5 chicken embryo”
Vanessa Ochoa, “A newly identified prototoxin, LYPD6B, modulates the function of the heteromeric nicotinic acetylcholine alpha3 beta4 receptor."
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NGP Welcomes New Students; Holds Annual Lab Coat Ceremony
On Friday, September 28, 2012, NGP students and faculty gathered at The Waterman Manor to welcome six new students to the program. Rehan Ali, James Bishop, Kutibh Chihabi, KC Olds, Roman Popov, and Estelle Spear began the program this summer and have already successfully completed the first class in the NGP required curriculum. During the remainder of their first year they will continue to take courses and complete 2-3 lab rotations. At the end of their first year they will choose their dissertation lab.The second year students who recently joined their dissertation labs were honored in the annual NGP Lab Coat Ceremony. Students were presented with a lab coat embroidered with their name and program affiliation to celebrate the important work that lies ahead of them.
Neuroscience OutreachStephanie Spohn and Liana Merrill volunteered for the “Women Can Do Conference” a day-long event held at Vermont Technical College. The event was aimed at teaching high school girls about a career in technology and the trades. Stephanie and Liana showed the girls how to use microscopes and examine slides, how to design and run an experiment, and answer questions about what it's like to be a woman in science. They also talked about how they decided to become scientists. For more information about the organization visit Vermont Works For Women
NGP Student Defenses:
John DeWitt defended on August 6th. His dissertation was titled: “The Role of Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor and TRKB Signaling in Neuroblastoma.” John’s advisor was Rae Nishi, PhD, Department of Neurological Sciences. John is now completing his medical degree in the College of Medicine at UVM.
Gregory Engel defended on August 27th. His dissertation was titled: "Effects of Methylmecury on Notch Targets and Motor Nerve Development in Drosophila” Greg’s advisor was Matthew D. Rand, PhD, Department of Neurological Sciences. Greg is now a post-doctoral student at the University of California, Merced.
Michael Williams defended on August 24th. His dissertation was titled: "Secretin-Modulated Potassium Channel Tracking as a Novel Mechanism for Regulating Cerebellar Synapses.” Michael’s advisor was Anthony Morielli, PhD, Department of Pharmacology. Michael is a now a post-doctoral student at Dartmouth College.
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