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Congratulations to our 2019 Annual Meeting Award Winners!

 

Chela M Wallin, M.A

2019 MSFN Founders Award Winner

Wallin, Chela M; Bowen, Scott E; Brummelte Susanne

Wayne State University, MI, USA

Presentation Titled: "Gestational opioid exposure: effects on pregnancy, neonatal abstinence syndrome, maturation & behavioral development"

Post-Doctoral: Kelly Bosse 

K.E. Bosse, S.C. Lloyd, R. Singh, B.L. Schneider, S.A. Perrine and A.C. Conti

Wayne State University

Poster Titled: "Opioid Exposure following Traumatic Brain Injury Exacerbates Behavioral and  Neuroinflammatory Outcomes"

Graduate: Joshua Paris

J. R. Paris, N. C. Sklar, C. L. Linn

Western Michigan Univ. Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

Poster Titled: "Induced Regeneration Using an Alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonist In A Genetic Mouse Glaucoma Model"

Graduate: Marie Doyle

Doyle MA, Bali V, Cooper SE, Stark AR, and Mazei-Robison MS

Michigan State University

Poster Titled: "Determining The Effect Of Cell Type-Specific VTA SGK1 Manipulation On"

Undergraduate: Stephanie Morgan

Stephanie E. Morgan, Hilary A. Marusak, Farrah Elrahal, Craig Peters, Allesandra S. Iadipaolo, Kyle J. Burghardt, Christine A. Rabinak

Wayne State University

Poster Titled: "PACAP Receptor Polymorphism Effects on Functional Organization of the Limbic System in Youth"

Undergraduate: Claire Spivey

Spivey, C.E., Groves, T.H.K. ,and Jellies, J.A.

Western Michigan University

Poster Titled: "The Presence of Photoreceptors in The Posterior Sucker of Hirudo verbana Inferred Through Functional Visual Response"

Congratulations to our 2018 Annual Meeting Award Winners!

 

Megan Duffy,

2018 MSFN Founders Award Winner

Megan F. Duffy, Timothy J. Collier, Kelvin C. Luk, Malú G. Tansey,  Katrina L. Paumier,

Joseph R. Patterson, D. Luke Fischer, Nicole K. Polinski, Christopher J. Kemp,

JianJun Chang, Jacob W. Howe, and Caryl E. Sortwell

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Michigan State University, Department of Psychology

Presentation Titled: "Synucleinopathy-triggered neuroinflammation in a novel model of sporadic

Parkinson’s disease"

Pictured: Megan Duffy with Awards Chair Eric Ramsson

Post-Doctoral: Kelly Bosse

K.E. Bosse, F. Ghoddoussi, A.T. Eapen, L.L. Susick, K. Desai, B.A. Berkowitz, S.A. Perrine and A.C. Conti, John D. Dingell

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI, USA.

Poster Titled: "Calcium/calmodulin-stimulated adenylyl cyclases 1 and 8 regulate reward-related brain activity and ethanol consumption"

Graduate: Brittany Kuhn 

Kuhn, Brittany; Campus, Paolo, Klumpner, Marin; Flagel, Shelly

University of Michigan

Poster Titled: "The effects of chemogenetic inhibition of prelimbic cortical inputs to the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus on cue- and cocaine-induced drug-seeking behavior in sign-trackers and goal-trackers"

Graduate: Andrew Nelson

Andrew D. Nelson, Rene N. Caballero-Florán, Paul M. Jenkins

University of Michigan Medical School

Poster Titled: 

"A Loss-of-Function Variant in ANK3 from a Family with Bipolar Disorder Causes Altered Forebrain Circuitry"

Undergraduate: Aneesh Hehr

Aneesh Hehr, Hilary A. Marusak, Edward D. Huntley, Christine A. Rabinak

Wayne State University 

Poster Titled: "Amygdala-mPFC connectivity is associated with sleep duration in children and adolescents"

Undergraduate: Layne Bond

Layne G. Bond, Allison M. Johnson, Paolo Campus, Shelly B. Flagel

University of Michigan 

Poster Titled: "Antagonism of orexin 2 receptors in the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus decreases the incentive motivational value of a reward-cue in sign-trackers"

Congratulations to our 2017 Annual Meeting Award Winners!

 

Congratulations to Hillary Woodworth

2017 MSFN Founders Award Winner

Hillary L. Woodworth, Bethany G. Beekly, Hannah M. Batchelor, Raluca Bugescu, and Gina M. Leinninger

Department of Physiology,

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Michigan State University,Department of Psychology

Presentation Titled: "A Central Neurotensin Circuit that Coordinates Weight Loss Behaviors" 

Postdoctoral/Technician: Amanda N. Bolton-Hall

Amanda N. Bolton-Hall, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center,Detroit, MI;

Dept. of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University

Poster Titled: "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-Induced Alcohol Use: A Role for Class Iia Histone Deacetylases"

GraduateCynthia Cooley-Themm

Cynthia Cooley-Themm, Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University,

Poster Titled: "Neuroprotective Role of Acetylcholine at a Retinal Synapse After Inducing Glaucoma in Long Evans Rats

GraduateWafaa Sweidan

Wafaa Sweidan, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral

Neurosciences, Wayne State University             

Poster Titled: “Striatal and Cortical Changes in Huntington’s Disease”  

UndergraduateJackson Scheib

Dept. of Biology, Western Michigan University,

Poster Titled: "Effects Of Naris Occlusion On The Olfactory Organ And Olfactory Bulb In The Adult Zebrafish"

UndergraduateIsabelle Birt 

Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute,

University of Michigan

Poster Titled: "Exploring Differences in Gene Expression and Relative Cell-Type Balance in the Hippocampus of a Selectively Bred Rat Model for internalizing and Externalizing Psychiatric Disorders"

 

 

Congratulations to 2017 local Brain Bee winners!

  • Denis Kirca - winner of the Brain Bee at MSU

  • Varun Shanker - winner of the Brain Bee at CMU

These local winners will now compete at the USA National Brain Bee. The chapter provides travel support and registration fees for our local winners.

Chapter awarded 2017 SFN Chapter Grant for outreach

The grant was submitted by Peter Vollbrecht of Hope College to support their outreach efforts. Congratulations Peter!

Congratulations to our 2016 Annual Meeting Award Winners!

Post-doc

    Andrew Eagle, Michigan State University 

    Poster title: ACTIVITY-DEPENDENT TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF HIPPOCAMPAL                              PROJECTIONS IN FEAR/ANXIETY AND COCAINE REWARD

Graduate 

    Brittany Kuhn, University of Michigan 

    Poster title: TRANSIENT INACTIVATION OF THE PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS OF THE                                THALAMUS DIFFERENTIALLY AFFECTS CUE-INDUCED REINSTATEMENT IN  SIGN-TRACKERS AND GOAL-TRACKERS 

    Evan Schramm, University of Michigan 

    Poster title: ALLOSTERIC MODULATION OF δ (delta)    AND µ (MU) OPIOID RECEPTORS                              OCCURS BYA COMMON MODE OF ACTION

Undergraduate 

    Sanaya Irani, Wayne State University

    Poster title: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL NAVIGATION ABILITY FROM CHILDHOOD  TO ADULTHOOD

    Zackary Bowers, Saginaw Valley State University

    Poster title: PRE-ENRICHED HOUSING IMPACTS PROGESTERONE’S EFFECT OF                                              FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY IN MALE RATS AFTER TRAUAMATIC BRAIN INJURY