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Student Research and Scholarship Opportunities in Neuroscience (2016-2017)

  1. Keaven Caro (Class Of 2018)

After interning in the Lab of Developmental Brain Plasticity and Cognition (summer and fall 2016) Keaven received and accepted a paying job starting May 2017 as a research assistant in the Dr. Morishita’s Laboratory.

  1. Kathryn McCabe (Class of 2019)

Worked in the Scott Russo Laboratory of Neural and Immune Mechanisms of Psychiatric Illness with Dr. Hossein Aleyasin. The lab examines neural and immunological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders with the use of transgenic mice, immune cell transplantation, optogenetics, electrophysiology, viral mediated gene transfer, behavioral models and molecular methods. *Kathryn Mccabe and MMC is recognized on a current peer review entitled Celltypespecific role of ΔFosB in nucleus accumbens in modulating intermale aggression J Neurosci. 2018 Jun 11. pii: 029618. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.029618.2018.

  1. Kelton Ober (Class of 2019)

Worked in the Scott Russo Laboratory of Neural and Immune Mechanisms of Psychiatric Illness with Dr. Hossein Aleyasin. The lab examines neural and immunological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders with the use of transgenic mice, immune cell transplantation, Optogenetics, electrophysiology, viral mediated gene transfer, behavioral models and molecular methods.

4. Gabriella Perez (Class of 2016) Currently applying to Nursing School

Worked in Dr. Yasmin Hurd’s Molecular neuropharmacology laboratory.  Work here focuses on the neurobiology of addiction and related psychiatric disorders.

5. Keaven Caro (Class of 2017)

Working in the Lab of Developmental Brain Plasticity and Cognition with Dr. Morishita on behavioral studies using genetically modified mice to identify possible mutations responsible for developmental delays in the brain. The motivation for this work is to help in developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.

 6. Taylor Morgan (Class of 2017)

Working in the Lab of Developmental Brain Plasticity and Cognition with Dr. Morishita on behavioral studies, using genetically modified mice to identify possible mutations responsible for developmental delays in the brain. The motivation for this work is to help in developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.

  7Beatrice Morocho (Class of 2016)

Working in the Lab of Developmental Brain Plasticity and Cognition with Dr. Morishita on behavioral studies, using genetically modified mice to identify possible mutations responsible for developmental delays in the brain. The motivation for this work is to help in developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.

8. Catherine Shefrin (Class of 2016) Attending graduate school for an advanced degree in Speech Pathology.

Worked in the Lab of Developmental Brain Plasticity and Cognition with Dr. Morishita on behavioral studies, using genetically modified mice to identify possible mutations responsible for developmental delays in the brain. The motivation for this work is to help in developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.

9. Catherine Miller (Class of 2016) Currently applying to Medical School

Worked in the Lab of Developmental Brain Plasticity and Cognition with Dr. Morishita on behavioral studies, using genetically modified mice to identify possible mutations responsible for developmental delays in the brain. The motivation for this work is to help in developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.

10. Lorianna Swain (Class of 2016)

Worked in Dr. Morishita Lab of Developmental Brain Plasticity and Cognition conducting and assisting Neuroscience Research using a mouse model to understand the neural circuit mechanism of attention behavior. Behavior is studied using the 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task (5CSRTT) protocol and Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining to analyze specific markers in the dACC.

11. Anna Keyser (Class of 2016) Currently applying to Graduate School for Clinical Psychology

Worked in the Lab of Developmental Brain Plasticity and Cognition with Dr. Morishita on behavioral studies, using genetically modified mice to identify possible mutations responsible for developmental delays in the brain. The motivation for this work is to help in developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.