Martinelli Lab Featured in UConn Today

Seeking a summer research opportunity to follow his freshman year, honors student Rohit Makol ’20 (ENG) had choices.

He applied for summer positions with – and heard back from – several UConn Health faculty. He chose the lab of David Martinelli, assistant professor of neuroscience, with whose work, as it turns out, Makol has a very personal connection.

Martinelli is studying the auditory system, specifically the outer hair cells in the inner ear.  (read more)

Carissa Sirois, Ph.D. Candidate, Success at 2017 GSRD

Carissa SiroisThe 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.


2017 Department Retreat was a success

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.

Neuroscience Retreat 2012