The 34th Annual Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) took place on Thursday, June 26, 2017. This was a very special day for all our graduate students at UConn Health. The day included student talks, a poster session and a keynote address by Dr. Mark Tuszynski, professor of neurosciences at the University of California-San Diego .
Several awards were given out, and we are pleased to announce and congratulate Carissa Sirois, PhD Candidate in Neuroscience AoC, for 1st place (tie) in poster presentations. Carissa presented, “Establishing a molecular phenotype for Angelman Syndrome induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons ” and is doing her thesis research in the Chamberlain Lab.
You can read more about this event, as well as see a listing of all student achievements throughout the year here.
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!