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BrainStorm: Fall 2022


Congratulations to the following PIN students who are currently supported by their own NIH funding:

Houman Qadir (mentor: Brian Mathur, Pharmacology)

         "Neural circuit mechanisms of the Fronto-Parietal Network" (F31)

Michael Anderson (mentor: Tom Blanpied, Physiology)

          "Subsynaptic organization of the major NMDAR subtypes" (F31)

Michael Patton (mentor: Brian Mathur, Pharmacology)

           "Striatal fast-spiking interneurons regulate compulsive alcohol consumption" (F31)


Congratulations to the following PIN students who have been recently published!

Meg Ryan (mentor: Linda Chang, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine)

  • Ryan M, Liang H, Wilson E, Levine A, Kottilil S, Ernst T, Chang L. "Quantifying the neuropsychiatric symptoms in post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) using the NIH Toolbox┬« and PROMIS" NeuroImmune Pharmacology and Therapeautics, 2022

Maxwell Madden (mentor: Brian Mathur, Pharmacology)

  • Doss MK, Madden M, Gaddis A, Nebel M, Griffiths RR, Mathur BN, Barrett FS. "Models of psychedelic drug action: modulation of cortical-subcortical circuits" Brain, 2022

Garrett Bunce (mentor: Alex Poulopoulos, Pharmacology)

  • Atlas B, Romanowski AJ, Bunce GW, Poulopoulos A. "Neuronal mTOR Outposts: Implications for Translation, Signaling, and Plasticity" Fronteirs in Cellular Neuroscience, 2022
  • McKeon PN, Bunce GW, Patton MH, Chen R, Mathur BN. "Cortical control of striatal fast-spiking interneuron synchrony" The Journal of Physiology, 2022

Daniela Franco (mentor: Mary Kay Lobo, Anatomy & Neurobiology)

  • Franco D, Wulff AB, Lobo M, Fox ME. "Chronic Physical and Vicarious Psychosocial Stress Alter Fentanyl Consumption and Nucleus Accumbens Rho GTPases in Male and Female C57BL/6 Mice" Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2022

Sydney Ashton (mentor: Margaret McCarthy, Pharmacology)

  • VanRyzin JW, Arambula SE, Ashton SE, Blanchard AC, Burzinski MD, Davis KT, Edwards S, Graham EL, Holley A, Kight KE, Marquardt AE, Perez-Pouchoulen M, Pickett LA, Reinl EL, McCarthy MM. "Generation of an Iba1-EGFP Transgenic Rat for the Study of Microglia in an Outbred Rodent Strain" eNeuro, 2021


Annual Retreat

The Program in Neuroscience retreat is a wonderful day spent away from campus and the demands of the classroom and lab. During the day, we have a keynote speaker along with several other invited speakers that present on various topics in neuroscience and related issues. In addition, graduate students and post-docs associated with the Program in Neuroscience give short talks about their current research.

Those students, post-docs and faculty members that are not scheduled to give formal talks often elect to share their recent work during the always popular poster session held later in the afternoon.

The day is also filled with fun as we venture into the outoors for games!

Students and faculty alike agree that our annual retreat is exactly the perfect mix of serious science and community-building hilarity that makes us us here at PIN.

2022 PIN Retreat Program