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Excellence in Neuroscience Award

 
Each year, the Neuroscience Awards Committee recognizes two graduating seniors who have performed outstandingly in the lab with the Excellence in Neuroscience Research Award.
 
Award Recipients
 
2013
 
Ivonne Cruz
 
Thesis: Drugs and Natural Reward Processing: Effect of Heroin Exposure on Reward-related Behaviors
Mentor: Dr. Robert Ranaldi
 
Theologia Karagiorgis
 
Thesis: Activation of the Mesotelencephalic Dopamine Reward Pathway Following Oral Sugar and Fat Intake in Rats as Measured by c-fos Immunohistochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Richard Bodnar
 
2012
 
Shoshana Korman
 
Thesis: Paradox of Dynamic Stability: Neurogenesis Contributes to a Stereotyped Behavior in Songbirds
Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Pytte
 
Kobi Wasner
 
Thesis: Aberrant Song-Related Feedback Alters Lateralized Pattern of Adult Neurogenesis
in Zebra Finch Auditory Region Caudomedial Nidopallium
Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Pytte
 
2011
 
John Kalambogias
 
Thesis: Microglial Development and Response to Sensory Deprivation in Mouse Barrel Cortex
Mentor: Dr. Joshua C. Brumberg
 
Erica Rodriguez
 
Thesis: Experience-dependent Neuron Survival in Adult Zebra Finches
Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Pytte
 
2010
 
Adesh A. Bajnath
 
Thesis: The Effect of Sensory Deprivation on Dendritic Spine Density and Morphology
in the Rodent Somatosensory Cortex
Mentor: Dr. Joshua Brumberg
 
Carole Parent
 
Thesis: The Relationship Between Neurogenesis and Cell Death
Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Pytte
 
2009
 
Jason Abramowitz
 
Thesis: The Organization of Myelin in the Mouse Somatosensory Barrel Cortex
and the Effects of Sensory Deprivation on its Development
Mentor: Dr. Joshua Brumberg
 
Chantal Bruno
 
Thesis: Synergism of BDNF and Sympathetic Neuron Dysfunction
in the Etiology of Perivascular Inflammation
Mentor: Dr. Susan Croll
 
2008
 
Yana Abayev
 
Thesis: Expression of Fructose-Conditioned Flavor Preferences: Opioid Antagonism
in the Amygdala and in the Nucleus Accumbens Shell and Core Regions
Mentor: Dr. Richard Bodnar
 
Michelle G. Bubnik
 
Thesis: Cluster Analysis of Preschoolers Using Objective Measures of Inattention,
Impulsivity, and Activity Level and Predictive Utility
Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Halperin
 
2007
 
Karen Kest
 
Thesis: NMDA Antagonism in the Ventral Tegmental Area Impairs Acquisition,
But Not Expression, of Operant Responding
Mentor: Dr. Robert Ranaldi
 
Samira Zaman
 
Mentor: Dr. William Farrell
 
 
 

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