Rajan Dasgupta was the recipient of the 2015 Zilkha Family Discovery Fellowship in Neuroengineering
Curtis Neveu place first at the NRC Poster Session and was awarded the 2014 Dee S. and Patricia Osborne Endowed Scholarships in the Neurosciences.
Monica Gireud was awarded the 2014-2015 Andrew Sowell-Wade Huggins Scholarship in Cancer Research.
Ariana Andrei and Heather Turner were awarded the 2014-2015 Sam Taub and Beatrice Burton Endowed Fellowship in Vision Disease
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
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."
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".
By Natalia Rozas de O'Laughlin
Neuroscience Program Lab Updates
April 8, 2015
4pm MSB B.645
Dr. Carrie Cameron
Basics of Elevator Pitches
March 31, 2015
4:30pm GSBS Large Calssroom
April 2, 2015
9-12pm and 3-4pm, MSB 5.001
Reception in Webber Plaza 5:00pm
June 5, 2015
5:00 pm UT Rec Center Volleyball Court
Oct 9-10, 2015
Every other Friday 2:00pm MSB 7.037
Contact Heather.N.Turner@uth.tmc.edu for more information.
Wednesdays 12:00 in MSB 7.238
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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.
The GSBS offers travel awards starting at $250. Please visit GSBS Awards and Funding Opportunities for more information
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.
Joseph Alcorn successfully defended his thesis December 4th.
Deepna Devkar successfully defended her thesis October 20th.
Stuart Red successfully defended his thesis October 1st.
Yang Q, Wu Z, Hadden JK, Odem MA, Zuo Y, Crook RJ, Frost JA, Walters ET (2014) Persistent pain after spinal cord injury is maintained by primary afferent activity. J Neurosci 34:10765–10769.
Gireud M, Sirisaengtaksin N, Tsunoda S, Bean AJ. Cell-Free Reconstitution of Multivesicular Body (MVB) Cargo Sorting.
Methods Mol Biol. 2015 1270:115-24. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2309-0_9.
Wu Z, Kim ER, Sun H, Xu Y, Mangieri LR, Li DP, Pan HL, Xu Y, Arenkiel BR, Tong Q. GABAergic projections from lateral hypothalamus to paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus promote feeding.
J Neurosci. 2015;35(8):3312-8. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3720-14.2015.
Justice NJ, L Huang L, Tian J-B, Cole A, Pruski M, Hunt, AJ Jr., Flores R, Zhu MX, Arenkiel BR, and Zheng H (2015). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Like Induction Elevates Aβ Levels, Which Directly Activates Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Neurons to Exacerbate Stress Responses. J Neurosci., 35(6), 2612-2623. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.3333-14.2015
Kadipasaoglu CM, Baboyan VG, Conner CR, Chen G, Saad ZS, Tandon N. Surface-based mixed effects multilevel analysis of grouped human electrocorticography. Neuroimage. 2014 101:215-24. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.07.006.
Turner, H , Galko, MJ. "Macrophages gain a partner at the table: epidermal cells digest peripheral dendritic debris in Drosophila". Neuron 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.
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, PE, Sirisaengtaksin N, Liu Y, Gireud M, Brown BS, Palla S., Richards KN, Hughes DPM, and Bean AJ, 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 119:915-23.PMID:22990745