Dee S. and Patricia Osborne Endowed Scholarships in the Neurosciences

Madeline Farley, Joe Alcorn and Max Odem


2014 SfN Brain Awareness Video Contest
Charles Beaman from UTHealth-Houston, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy won the Peoples Choice Award in the Brain Awareness Video contest for "A Journey Through The Visual System."

 

2014-2015 Scholarships and Awards

Monica Gireud was awarded the 2014-2015 Andrew Sowell-Wade Huggins Scholarship in Cancer Research.

Leandra Mangieri and Albert Hunt were the recipients of the 2014-2015 Roberta M. and Jean M. Worsham Endowed Scholarship.

NGP Retreat Competition Winners!!!
Posters winners: 1st Max Odem 2nd Madeline Farley 3rd Joe Alcorn

GSEC Poster Session Winners!!!
2nd Place Max Odem and Leandra Mangieri
3rd Place Ariana Andrei  and Monica Gireud

Heather Turner received the 2014 SfN Travel Award.

Sahily Reyes was awarded the Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) TL1 training grant.

Natalie Sirisaengtaksin and Stuart Red were the recipients of the 2014 Medical School Deans’ Research Awards.

John P. McGovern Award for Presentation Skills 1st place award went to Deepna Devkar.

Jonathan Flynn was awarded the NRC Brain Awareness Outreach Award.

Monica Gireud was selected to attend the SPINES program at Woods Hole, MA for the Summer of 2014.

Cihan Kadipasaoglu was awarded the 2013-2014 CCTS TL1 Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship, Organization for Human Brain Mapping Trainee Abstract Travel Award and the 2013 AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science.

Stuart Red and Tara Fischer won the Mission Connect Annual Scientific Symposium best TBI poster presentation!

Brittany Coughlin was awarded the 2013-2014 Roberta M. and Jean M. Worsham Endowed Scholarship.

Cihan Kadipasaoglu received the 2013-2014 Sam Taub and Beatrice Burton Endowed Fellowship in Vision Disease

2012 SfN Brain Awareness Video Contest
Ariana Andrei, Stacy Eriksson and Marcello Mulas from UTHealth-Houston, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy won First Place in the Brain Awareness Video contest for "The Carrot."

 

2011 SfN Brain Awareness Video Contest
Julia Hill and Natalia Rozas De O'Laughlin has won the People's Choice Award after placing third in the Inaugural Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Video Contest for "Synaptic Plasticity".

 

   

 

 

Prospective Students

Doctoral Program: Neuroscience Program Tracks

Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience

Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience

Visual Neuroscience

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Meeting Scheduler

NGP Brochure & Newsletter

Neuroscience Program Brochure

Summer 2014

Summer 2013

Summer 2012

Summer 2011

Neuroscience at the family dinner table (continued from summer 2012 issue)

By Natalia Rozas de O'Laughlin

Upcoming Events

Neuroscience Program Lab Updates
Tong Lab
December 10, 2014
5pm MSB B.645
Schedule

Current Events

Seminars and Workshops

NBA Department Seminar Series

NRC Neurofax

 

 

Journal Clubs

Neuroscience Student  Journal Club

Every other Friday 2:00pm MSB 7.037

Contact Heather.N.Turner@uth.tmc.edu for more information.

Vision Journal Club

Wednesdays 12:00 in MSB 7.238
Conchat Steven.Wang@uth.tmc.edu for more information.

 

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Travel Awards

GSEC Travel Award Applications are accepted the 15th of every month. Please visit the Graduate Student Education Committee for more information.

The GSBS offers travel awards starting at $250. Please visit GSBS Awards and Funding Opportunities for more information

NGP Travel Award.

Advisory Committee Reports

Reminder: All students are reqired to prepare a pre-committee report. This report needs to be sent to Amanda Concha and your committee members at least one week before your meeting.
Sample Reports
Sample Presentation

 

Attention Undergraduates!!!

UTHealth Summer Research Program
Program Coordinator: Vaccaro Greaves
Email: Vaccaro.P.Greaves@uth.tmc.edu
Telephone: (713) 500-5105
Application deadline is February 1.



News

Ph.D. Public Seminar

Joseph Alcorn (Advisor: Scott Lane, Ph.D.) Thursday December 4, 2:00 p.m.
UT Medical School MSB 2.135
Effects of Oxytocin on Human Aggression

Deepna Devkar  successfully defended her thesis October 20th.

Stuart Red  successfully defended his thesis October 1st.

Recent Student Publications

Kadipasaoglu, CM, Baboyan VG, Conner CR, Chen G, Saad ZS. "Surface-Based Mixed Effect Multi-Level Analysis of Grouped Human Electrocorticography." NeuroImage, 2014.

Turner, Heather , Galko, Michael J. "Macrophages gain a partner at the table: epidermal cells digest peripheral dendritic debris in Drosophila".  2014 Feb 5;81(3):465-7. doi: 10.1016/j.Neuron.2014.01.029.

Bakhru P, Sirisaengtaksin N, Soudani E, Mukherjee S, Khan A, Jagannath C. BCG vaccine mediated reduction in the MHC-II expression of macrophages and dendritic cells is reversed by activation of Toll-like receptors 7 and 9. Cellular Immunology. 2014 Jan; 287(1): 53-61. PMID: 24384074.

Sirisaengtaksin N, Gireud M, Yan Q, Kubota Y, Meza D, Waymire JC, Zage PE, Bean AJ. UBE4B couples ubiquitination and sorting machineries to enable EGFR degradation. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2014 Jan 31; 289(5):3026-39. PMID:24344129.

Mehra A, Zahra A, Thompson V, Sirisaengtaksin N, Wells A, et al. (2013) Mycobacterium tuberculosis Type VII Secreted Effector EsxH Targets Host ESCRT to Impair Trafficking. PLoS Pathog 9(10): e1003734. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003734

Ferrati S, McConnell KI, Mack AC, Sirisaengtaksin N, Diaz R, Bean AJ, Ferrari M, Serda RE Cellular communication via nanoparticle-transporting biovesicles. . Nanomedicine (Lond). 2013 Jun 3.
PMID:23731456

Zhang MR*, Red Stuart*, Lin AH, Patel SS, Sereno AB (2013) Evidence of Cognitive Dysfunction after Soccer Playing with Ball Heading Using a Novel Tablet-Based Approach. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57364. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057364

Hoffman L, Farley MM, Waxham MN. Calcium-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II isoforms differentially impact the dynamics and structure of the actin cytoskeleton. Biochemistry. 2013;52(7):1198-207 .

Zage, P. E., Sirisaengtaksin, Natalie, Liu, Y., Gireud, Monica, Brown, Brandon S., Palla, S., Richards, K. N., Hughes, D. P. M. and Bean, A. J., UBE4B levels are correlated with clinical outcomes in neuroblastoma patients and with altered neuroblastoma cell proliferation and sensitivity to epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors. Cancer. 2013 Feb 15;119(4):915-23.PMID:22990745