Neuroscience Graduate Students

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Kristin Ates

 

 Kristin Ates is interested in the study of neurological disorders (ex. autism, down syndrome) caused by deficits in neuronal morphogenesis and neural circuit development. She is also interested utilizing the visual circuit in zebrafish as a method to further investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate neural circuit development

Graduate Advisor:
Albert Pan, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Molly Braun

Graduate Advisor:
Kris Dhandapani, PhD
Neurosurgery

 emilycriderAmanda Crider

 

Amanda Crider is interested in the role of hormones in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her project focuses on understanding gender differences in Autism through studying the mediation of estrogen signaling in the brain.

Graduate Advisor
Anilkumar Pillai, PhD
Psychiatry

Zhaoqi Dong

Graduate Advisor
Lin Mei, PhD
Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

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Graduate Advisor
Joe Z. Tsien, PhD
BBDI

Jason Lee

Graduate Advisor:
Lin Mei, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

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Thiri Lin

Thiri Lin is currently studying the role of ErbB4, a receptor tyrosine kinase in inhibitory interneurons using genetic approaches. 

 

 

Graduate Advisor
Lin Mei, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

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Tong Luo

Tong Luo is interested in the trafficking of GluN2C subunit of NMDA receptors. He is investigating the function of NMDA receptor in oligodendrocyte cells.

 

Graduate Advisor:
Bo-shiun Chen, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

 Merry Ma
Merry Ma

Merry Ma  studies the role, regulation and potential therapeutic targeting of NADPH oxidase in traumatic brain injury

Graduate Advisor:
Darrell W. Brann, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

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Graduate Advisor:
Nilkantha Sen, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Najeah Okashah

Graduate Advisor
Nevin Lambert, PhD
Pharmacology/Toxicology

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Indrani Poddar

 

Graduate Advisor
Alvin Terry, PhD
Pharmacology/Toxicology

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Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts is interested in the role of Dscam in neurodevelopment and behavior in zebrafish.

Graduate Advisor:
Albert Pan, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Heath Robinson

Graduate Advisor
Lin Mei, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

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Roshni Thakkar

Roshni Thakkar is studying the role of neural and astrocyte derived estrogen in brain physiology and pathology.

Graduate Advisor:
Darrell W. Brann, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

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Donovan Tucker

Donovan Tucker

 

Graduate Advisor:
Quanguang Zhang, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Hongsheng Wang

Graduate Advisor
Lin Mei, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

Becca Ward
Becca Ward

 

Becca Ward is studying  the contribution of neurovascular dysfunction in diabetic cognitive impairment and worsened stroke outcome

 

Graduate Advisor:
Adviye Ergul, PhD
Physiology

 

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Kai Zhao is investigating the molecules downstream of LRP4-MuSK signaling which is important for neuromuscular junction development.

Graduate Advisor:
Lin Mei, PhD
Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine