The Department of Neuroscience Annual Retreat was held Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT. This scientific day was filled with many poster and oral presentations from our very own group of students and postdocs, as well as many presenters from surrounding area Universities (Trinity College, University of Hartford and UConn Storrs). The day ended with a keynote speech from Dr. Patrizia Casaccia, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience in the Genetics and Genomic Sciences at The Mount Sinai Hospital, entitled, “The Ins and Outs of the Myelinating Oligodendrocyte Cell Identity”. To read more about this year’s event, click here.
Mandakini Singh recently defended her public thesis defense, entitled “Mechanism of Spontaneous Electrical Activity in Mouse Developing Cortex – Subplate Zone” on April 13, 2017; major advisor Dr. Srdjan Antic.
She began her postdoc at UConn Health in the department of Department of Neuroscience with Dr. Srdjan Antic.
On behalf of the Department of Neuroscience Program – we wish Dr. Singh much success!
James Fink, 4th year Ph.D. student in the Levine lab, was selected as the recipient of the Milton B. Wallack Trainee Award at the StemConn 2017 meeting. This award honors excellence in research conducted by a graduate student trainee through a merit-based award that recognizes highly innovative and important stem cell and regenerative medicine research. The award is presented in honor of Dr. Milton Wallack, the founder of the CT Stem Cell Coalition, a longtime member of the CT Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee (SCRAC), and an ardent champion for stem cell research in Connecticut. As the awardee, James gave a podium talk describing his research using a human stem cell model of Angelman syndrome.