2014 Presidents’ Research Scholars: Brittany Parker (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Daniel Robertson, Kimberly Busiek and Sarah Eagleman (Neuroscience Graduate Program)
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 2012 Brain Awareness Video contest for "The Carrot."
Sarah Baum, Heather Turner, Nadeeka Dias, Deepna Devkar, Natalie Sirisaengtaksin and Jonathan Flynn further explain the structures, functions and pathways of the auditory system in "The Journey of Sound"
By Natalia Rozas de O'Laughlin
March 24th and 26th
2:00pm MSB 7.037
Friday May 9th in the 5th Floor Art Gallery
Neuroscience Student Journal Club
Every other Thursday starting Jan 17th at 1pm in MSB 7.037
Contact Heather.N.Turner@uth.tmc.edu for more information.
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GSEC Travel Award Applications are accepted the 15th of every month. Please visit the Graduate Student Education Committee for more information.
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NGP Travel Award.
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.
Sarah Baum successfully defended her thesis Nov 20, 2013.
Zachary Jones successfully defended Wednesday, Dec. 11th!
(Advisor: Nachum Dafny, Ph.D.)
Cihan Kadipasaogl 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
Nadeeka Dias was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Robert W. and P. Wallis Knox Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Sarah Baum was the winner of the 2013-2014 R.W. Butcher Student Achievement Award.
NRC Poster Session Winners
1st place Dee S. and Patricia Osborne Endowed Scholarship In The Neurosciences Deepna Devkar
3rd Place Curtis Neveu and Stuart Red
NGP Retreat Competition Winners!!!
Posters winners: 1st Natalie Sirisaengtaksin 2nd Heather Turner 3rd Jon Flynn
Best Speaker winners: 1st Brittany Parker
2nd Sarah Baum 3rd Madeline Farley
Monica Gireud is the recipient of the Federation Of American Societies For Experimental Biology (FASEB) MARC travel award!
GSEC Poster Session Winners!!!
2nd Place Cihan Kadipasaoglu
3rd Place Nadeeka Dias and Natalie Sirisaengtaksin
Brittany Parker and Sarah Eagleman were the recipient of the 2013 GSBS President's Research Scholarship.
Curtis Neveu and Natalie Sirisaengtaksin are the recipients of the 2013-2014 Russell and Diana Hawkins Family Foundation Discovery Fellowships.
Fei Guo1,5, Brittany C. Parker Kerrigan1, Da Yang1, Limei Hu1, Ilya Shmulevich6, Anil K. Sood2,3,4, Fengxia Xue5, and Wei Zhang1 "Post-Transcriptional Regulatory Network of Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal and Mesenchymal-to-Epithelial Transitions" (2014). Journal of Hematology & Oncology. In Press.
Guoyan Liu, Yan Sun, Ping Ji, Xia Li, David Cogdell, Da Yang, Brittany C. Parker Kerrigan, Ilya Shmulevich, Kexin Chen, Anil Sood, Fengxia Xue, and Wei Zhang. "MiR-506 Suppresses Proliferation and Induces Senescence by Directly Targeting the CDK4/6-FOXM1 Axis in Ovarian Cancer" (2014) The Journal of Pathology. In Press.
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.
J Biol Chem. 2013 Dec 16.
Brittany C. Parker, Manon Engels, Matti Annala, Wei Zhang. (2013) Emergence of FGFR family gene fusions as therapeutic targets in a wide spectrum of solid tumors. The Journal of Pathology. In Press.
Lalit Patel, Brittany C. Parker, Da Yang, and Wei Zhang. (2013) Translational genomics in cancer research: converting profiles into personalized cancer medicine. Cancer Biol Med. In Press.
Brittany C. Parker and Wei Zhang. (2013) Fusion genes in solid tumors: an emerging target for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Chinese Journal of Cancer. In Press.
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.
Stuart D. Red, Marsha R. Zhang, Angela H. Lin, Saumil S. Patel, Anne B. Sereno
Evidence of Cognitive Dysfunction after Soccer Playing with Ball Heading Using a Novel Tablet-Based Approach (2013) PLOS
Hoffman L, Farley MM, Waxham MN (2013) CaMKII isoforms differentially impact the dynamics and structure of the actin cytoskeleton. Biochemistry.
Matti Annala, Brittany C. Parker, Wei Zhang, and Matti Nykter (2013). Fusion genes and their discovery using high throughput sequencing. Cancer Letters. (In press).
Brittany Parker, Matti Annala, David Cogdell, Kirsi Granberg, Yan Sun, Ping Ji, Xia Li, Joy Gumin, Hong Zheng, Limei Hu, Olli Yli-Harja, Hannu Haapasalo, Tapio Visakorpi, Xiuping Liu, Chang-gong Liu, Raymond Sawaya, Gregory Fuller, Kexin Chen, FrederickbLang, Matti Nykter and Wei Zhang (2012) The tumorigenic fusion FGFR3-TACC3 escapes miR-99a regulation in glioblastoma. Journal of Clin Invest. (in press)
Sarah Eagleman and V. Dragoi. (2012) Image sequence reactivation in awake V4 networks. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 109(47): 19450-5
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.
Swulius, M.T., Farley, Madeline M., Bryant, M.A., Waxham, M.N. (2012) Electron cryotomography of postsynaptic densities during development reveals a mechanism of assembly. Neuroscience. 212: p. 19-29.
Alejandro Vila, Hiromasa Satoh, Carolina Rangel, Stephen L. Mills, Hideo Hoshi,
John O'Brien, Daniel R. Marshak, Peter R. Macleish, and David W. Marshak . (2012) Histamine Receptors of Cones and Horizontal Cells in Old World Monkey Retina. JCN 520(3): 528–543
Salvatore L. Stella Jr., Alejandro Vila, Albert Y. Hung, Michael E. Rome, Uyenchi Huynh,
Morgan Sheng, Hans-Juergen Kreienkamp, Nicholas C. Brecha. (2012) Association of Shank 1A Scaffolding Protein with Cone Photoreceptor Terminals in the Mammalian Retina. PLoS One 7(9): e43463. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043463