Congratulations to Neuroscience SURCA Winners!
Congratulations to the Neuroscience SURCA Winners!
In the ORGANISMAL, POPULATION, ECOLOGICAL, AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY category:
Chloe Erikson and mentor Brendan Walker, Gray Award
In the SOCIAL SCIENCES category:
Darian Sidebottom and mentor Cristina Wilson, Gray Award
In the MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, AND CHEMICAL BIOLOGY category:
Brittany Cole and mentor Mike Varnum, Crimson Award
Forrest Shaffer and mentor Jim Peters, Gray Award
Julianna Brutman and mentor Jon Davis, Gray Award
Neuroscience Gradaute Student Phillip Uribe Wins 3MT Contest
Congratulations to Neuroscience graduate student Phillip Uribe for winning the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) contest! His award includes a $3,000 travel grant to a conference of his choice. Read the article in the WSU News here: Engaging research summary wins Three Minute Thesis
Dr. James Peters Receives Student Technology Fee Committee Request for Funding
IPN’s Dr. James Peters has been granted funding from the Student Technology Fee Committee resulting from his presentation: Competitive Upgrade to Undergraduate Neuroscience/Physiology Program Equipment, the goal of which is to provide a digital dissecting microscope and to expand lab capacity with a recording system in McCoy 201N. The request will result in the Student Technology Fee Committee recommending an allocation of $54,500 to the Board of Regents at their next meeting.
Graduate Student Megan Slaker Received GPSA Award of Excellence
Neuroscience graduate student Megan Slaker was awarded the GPSA Excellence award for her contribution as a Research Assistant in Fall 2015.
8 IPN Faculty Awarded Newbrey Teaching Awards
Several IPN faculty members have been awarded Newbrey Teaching Awards. Congratulations!
Dr. Barb Sorg Featured in WSU News
IPN's Dr. Barb Sorg has been featured in the WSU News for research. View the entire article here: Researcher’s love of molecules is good for society too
New IPN Research Personnel Spotlight: Jason Nasse
See IPN’s new research spotlight about postdoc Jason Nasse here: Research Personnel Spotlight
New IPN Spotlight: Lydia Baxter-Potter
See IPN’s new graduate student spotlight about neuroscience graduate student Lydia Baxter-Potter here: Graduate Student Spotlight
Six Successful Preliminary Defenses!
Congratulations to all graduate students who have passed their Preliminary Exams:
Jesse Barnes (mentor David Rossi): Effects of Exogenous Cannabinoids on Cerebellar Development (Nov 24)
Scott Kinlein (mentor Ilia Karatsoreos): Stress and the Brian: Exploring the Impacts of HPA Axis Dysfunction on the Mouse Prefrontal Cortex (Dec 2)
Hiroko Shiina (mentor David Rossi): The Effects of Nicotinics on the Developing Cerebellum (Dec 8)
Drew Neyens (mentor Suzy Appleyard): The Effects of Leptin on NMDA Receptor Function in the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract (Dec 10)
Brieann Satterfield (mentor Hans Von Dongen): Biomarkers of Vulnerability to Sleep Loss (Dec 16)
Elena Skornyakov (mentor Hans Von Dongen): Effects of Sleep Restriction and Circadian Misalignment on Sleep and Performance (Dec 16)
Dr. John Michael Receives GPSA Award
Congratulations to recent graduate John Michael for receiving the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Teaching Assistant award! To read more, visit the GPSA website: GPSA Excellence Awards
Successful Ph.D. Defense: John Michael
Successful Ph.D. Defense - John Michael
"Functional Effects of the H1-Helix and the Flexible Linker of Cardiac Troponin T in Health and Disease"
Dr. Samantha Gizerian Awarded NACADA Advising Award
Dr. Samantha Gizerian, advisor for the undergraduate Neuroscience program, has been awarded the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2016 Excellence in Advising-Faculty Advisor Award. Congratulations!
Recent Neuroscience Graduate Kimberly Honn Received $1.435M Grant
Recent Neuroscience graduate, Kimberly Honn, received a $1.435M grant to research truck driver sleep schedules and improve road safety. Read more here: Researcher's rare award may help improve road safety
Dr. Gizerian Awarded 2015-2016 ACADA Advisor Award
Congratulations to the Neuroscience program's academic advisor, Dr. Sam Gizerian, for receiving the WSU Academic Advising Association (ACADA) 2015-2016 Advisor Award-Faculty Advisor category! View the article here: WSU ACADA Awards
Dr. Pat Hunt elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences, joining Dr. Smerdon in this elite group. Congratulations!
SMB's Dr. Pat Hunt has been elected into the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2015. Click here for the WSU News story: Four elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences.