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Program Alumni

First Name Last Name Advisor Thesis Title Year
Fernando Sanz Schmidt
Blocking GABA Synthesis in ipRGCs of Mouse Retina Using the CRISPR/Cas9 System
Hongjie Xia Klein
Alzheimer's Disease-Related Amyloid Beta Oligomers and Phosphorylated Tau are Surprisingly Correlated in Development of Avian Retina
Kristine Watral Swanson
An Analysis of the Expression Pattern and Function of the Human Natural Killer-1 Carbohydrate Epitope in Alzheimer's Disease
Nicholas  Rozema Disterhoft
Amyloid-Beta Oligomer Induced Cognitive Impairment and Validation of an In Vivo Probe Detectable by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Jacob Rayyan Schmidt
A Global Approach and Analysis to Identify Novel Molecular Targets in Therapeutic Resistance to Glioblastoma
Yuejun Liu Kozorovitskiy
Sex Specific Evaluation of Oxytocin Circuit Structure and Body Weight Control
Yulia Lagoutina Voss
The Role of Cortical Thickness Atrophy in Post-TMS Recall Change in Older Adults
Evelyn Ho Klein
The Suprising Expression of Amyloid Beta Oligomers During Development: Transient Expression of AD-Relevant Proteins in Avian Retina
Michaela  Kearney Klein
Development of ABeta Oligomers and Tau Pathology in a 5XFAD Model of Alzheimer's Disease and its Assessment by CLARITY
Peixiong Frederick Zhao Gallio
A Study of Sensory Integration Between Attractive Taste and Aversive Temperature
Damonick Baxter Meade
Reduction of Metal-Mediated Amyloid-Beta Toxicity by Cobalt(III) Schiff Base Complexes
Ling-Kai Shih Allada Discovery of Novel Molecular Pathways Important for the Effects of Amyloid Beta on Sleep
and Circadian Rhythms
Peter Laminette Gallio
Functional Characterization of Invertebrate Temperature Receptors
Zachary Taub Allada
Identifying Robust Behavioral Markers to Quantify Homeostatic Sleep Drive in Drosophila
Michelle Palumbo Dong
Chronic Unpredictable Stress Induced Sex Differences in Behavioral and Biochemical Changes in C57BL/6 Mice
Victoria Smith Wright
Child-like Performance on the Auditory Tone Lag Task in Adults with Dyslexia or
Nalini Rao Klein
The Physiological Role of Alzheimer's Related Amyloid Beta Oligomers and Phosphorylated Tau in the Developing Chick Central Nervous System
Weilan Jiang Krainc
GBA and Parkinson’s Disease Characterization of Pathological Phenotypes in Patient Specific GBA Mutant Stem Cell-Derived Dopamine Neurons and Potential Rescues
Riana Lo Bu Klein Characterization of the ABO efffect on NKAa3 2018
Chia-Ching Wu Schmidt Investigation of the Role of ipRGCs in the Development of the Lateral Geniculate Complex 2018
Beryl Valentine Schmidt The Influence of Light and ipRGCs on Metabolism 2017
Sophia Lambert Turek Evaluating the Circadian System as a Mediator for the Microbiome's Role in Stress Resilience 2017
Kelly Marshall Contractor Developmental Characterization of Human Fragile X IPSC Induced Neurons 2017
Jacob Paschall Klein Chemical Stabilization of Amyloid-Beta Oligomer Subpopulations in Vitro and in Vivo by 1,5-Difluoro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (DFDNB) 2017
Michelle Ren Schmidt/Turek

The Role of M1 Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells in the Light Induction of
Sleep in Mice

Nadia DiNunno Klein The relationship between ADDLs and tau in the progression of Alzheimer's neuropathology: mechanisms of hippocampal neurotoxicity 2017
Todd Appleby Schwartz Color Opponent Ganglion cells of mouse retina 2016
Sagar Patwardhan Hartmann Rat Whisking Strategies During Object Localizatlon 2016
Samuel Stewart Allada Establishing a model of traumatic brain injury in Drosophila  2016
Jordan Nasenbeny Kozorovitskiy Oxytocinenergic Modulation of Midbrain Dopamine Systems and Implications for Behavior 2016
Samuel Stewart Allada The effects of head-specific TBI on locomotion, sleep, cell death and glial activity in Drosophila Melanogaster 2016
Asia Giammarco Segraves Dynamics of a Receptive Field during a Probe Search Task (working title) 2016
Taehyeon Kim Kozorovitskiy Effects of rapid acting antidepressants, Ketamine and glyx-13 on excitory synapse 2016
Ana Istrate McLean Principles of morphology in the larval zebrafish motor pool 2015
Dietta Chihade Raij Cortical Origin of Frontal Asymmetry for Major Depressive Disorder 2015
Teona Munteanu Schmidt The Role of Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells in Dopaminergic Amacrine Cell Development 2015
Megan Garvey Klein Immuno-research of Alzheimer's Disease: Using Phage-Display Single Chain Fragment Variable Antibodies to Elucidate Amyloid-Beta Oligomer Binding 2015
Katherine Hatcher Turek Sex differences in circadian influence on alcohol-induced gut leakiness and implications for alcoholic liver disease 2015
Brandon Helm Awatramani Unique Projection Properties of Two Molecularly Distinct Midbrain Dopaminergic Neuron Subtypes 2015
Emily Berthiaume Segraves Impact of Target Presentation Mode on Frontal Eye Field Activity 2015
Karim Farrag Segraves Visual Search Across Semi-Natural Scenes 2015
Michaella Georgiou Klein The Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 and Mu Opioid Receptor implication in Amyloid Beta Oligomer Toxicity 2014
Yardain Amar Kraus Developmental Plasticity of the Adolescent Auditory Subcortex: A Longitudinal Approach 2014
Patrick Kearney Gallio Connectivity and Neurotransmitter Phenotype in the Drosophila Thermosensory Circuit 2014
Matthew Marunde Klein Nanodisc Technology and High Throughput Screening for Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovery 2014
Keya Raychaudhuri Kilman Mushroom Body Gamma Lobe Neurons in Regulation of Sleep in Drosophila 2014
Gaurav Chenji Cang Assessment of Visual Acuity: A Behavioral Model to Study Visual Processing in Mice 2014
Madeline Robertson Woolley Analysis of the Impact of Neurosteroid Estradiol on Seizure-Induced Hippocampal Cell Death 2014
Jennifer Krizman Kraus Stimulus rate and subcortical auditory processing of speech 2009
Himanshi Desai Klein Role of Glial cells in early Alzheimer's disease pathology 2013
Michael Riad Klein Therapeutic Rescue of Amyloid-Beta Oligomer-Mediated mGluR5 Complex Formation 2013
Angelica Marconi Turek Expression of Clock Genes Per1, Per2, Per3 and BMAL1 in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Parkinson's Disease: Implications for Disrupted Sleep and Daytime Somnolence 2013
Michael Bennett Klein Alzheimer's Disease Neuropathology: The Role of mGluR5 in ADDL-induced Synaptotoxicity 2012
Nicole Bostic Turek Pathology of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder: Alterations in Homeostatic Drive and Sleep Quality 2012
Sara Caddigan Segraves Effects of Manipulations of Natural Scene Context on Rhesus Monkey Visual Searching Behavior 2012
Cassandra Dobbins Klein Reduced production and secretion of astocyte-derived insulin/IbF: Potential Contribution to Alzheimer's Disease progression 2012
Jason Patel Klein Characterization of single-chain variable fragments: identification of antibodies that selectively target toxic amyloid beta molecules 2012
Mary Czech Woolley Estradiol Regulates Dense Core Vesicles in the Hippocampal CA1 Region 2012
Eric Behar Linsenmeier A Comparison of Retinal Leakage Across Three Different Strains of Rats using Injected Exogenous VEGF 164 2012
James Sbarboro Klein The Development of Magnetic Nanostructures and their Functionalization with Anti-ADDL as an MRI Contrast Agent for Early-stage Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease 2011
Jared Levine Segraves In Vivo Imaging of Amine Responses in the Olfactory Bulbs of Gene-Targeted Mice 2011
Ren Shuoh Kuo Segraves Rhesus Monkeys Use Contextual Guidance for Visual Search 2011
Benjamin Kuhns Klein SMPLs as a platform for high throughput screening and identification of ADDL receptors 2011
Rachel Pantoja Bozza Analysis of Notch-1 Function in the Mouse Olfactory System 2011
Matthew Augustine Turek The interrelation between sleep, circadian rhythms, and metabolism in mice: the role of circadian disruption and synchronization in metabolic homeostasis and the implications of sleep as a mediator 2011
James Leake Klein Development of a nanotechnology-based ultra-sensitive ADDL scanimmuno assay for Alzheimer's Diagnostics 2010
Michael Hornacek Klein Development of Hippocampal Cell-based Assays for High-Throughput Screening to find Compounds with Anti-ADDL Properties 2010
Scott Mix Levine Estrogen Mediates Its Protective Role Against High-fat Diet Induced Obesity Through Interleukin-6 and IL-6 Receptor 2010
Jennifer Krizman Kraus Stimulus rate and subcortical auditory processing of speech 2009
Benjamin Banks Wyrwicz Behavioral and Magnetic Resonance and Microscopic Studies of the 5xFAD Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease 2009
Kichul Pak Bozza Identification and analysis of promoters of genes encoding trace amine-associated receptors in the mouse. 2009
Zachary Clark Segraves Behavioral Evidence for Planning Sequences of Multiple Saccades in Rhesus Monkey 2009
Catherine Smith Takahashi Conditional Knock Out of Mus Musculus Fbxl21 2009
Dana Abrassart Bass The Weight of Time: Exploring Physiological and Molecular Links Between the Circadian Clock and Metabolism 2008
Krsna Rangarajan Cang Characterization of Visual Behavior in Two Strains of Mutant Mice Using the Virtual Optomotor Test and the Visual Water Task 2008
Timothy Requarth Allada Understanding Sleep: A reverse genetics approach to the identification and characterization of novel sleep genes 2008
Deanna Williams Turek Beyond Anxiety and Depression: Quantifiable sleep-wake traits as an endophenotype for complex psychological disorders 2008
Matthew Caufield Wyrwicz Evaluation of cationic lipid reagent for the facilitated delivery of Gadolinium-DTPA into glioma cells: A comparison to fluid-phase endocytosis and electroporation 2008
Anup Patel Allada Identifying Sleep/Circadian Genes in Drosophila 2007