CHAPTER NEWS

Recent chapter news will be posted here.

Congratulations to our 2018 Annual Meeting Award Winners!

Congratulations to 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 entitled:  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 entitled: 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 entitled: “STRIATAL AND CORTICAL CHANGES IN HUNTINGTON’S 

DISEASE”  

UndergraduateJackson Scheib

Dept. of Biology, Western Michigan University,

Poster entitled: 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 entitled:  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!

2016

09/15/2016: Chapter Grant Announcement

 

I would like to announce that the 2017 SFN Chapter Grant Applications are now open (http://www.sfn.org/Awards-and-Funding/Chapter-Grants-and-Awards/Chapter-Grants). The national deadline is Oct 28, and the chapter deadline is Oct 14, 2016.  If any MISFN member or group of members is interested in submitting a proposal, please contact me (sperrine@med.wayne.edu) as early as possible and submit your completed application to me by Oct 14. The chapter can only sponsor 1 application. If multiple members/groups are interested, we will first determine if there is a way to combine ideas, but if not, one application will be chosen by the MISFN leadership to advance.  

 

Shane Perrine, MISFN President

 

 

May 2016

Congratulations to our MISFN Poster Presentation 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

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