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2017-18 Student Achievements, presentations, and publications

Congratulations to our PhD graduates –Tyler Alexander, Kimberly Cooney, Johnasha Stuart

 2012-14 Students 

Kimberly Cooney (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)
Cooney, K. A., Molden, B. M., Kowalczyk, N. S., Russell, S., & Baldini, G. (2017). Lipid stress inhibits endocytosis of melanocortin-4 receptor from modified clathrin-enriched sites and impairs receptor desensitization. J Biol Chem., 292(43), 17731-17745.

Johnasha Stuart (Microbiology and Immunology)
Charles S. McCleskey Award: Outstanding Oral Presentation leading to PhD degrees at the American Society for Microbiolog
1st Place Oral Presentation: Fourth Annual UAMS GSA Research Symposium
Phillips, M. B., Stuart, J. D., Simon, E. J., & Boehme, K. W. (2018). Reovirus nonstructural protein σ1s is required for optimal reovirus protein expression.  in press. Journal of Virology
Simon, E. J., Howells, M. A., Stuart, J. D., & Boehme, K. W. (2017). Serotype-specific killing of large cell carcinoma cells by reovirus. Viruses
Stuart, J. D., Holm, G. H., & Boehme, K. W. (2018). Differential delivery of genomic dsRNA causes reovirus strain-specific differences in IRF3 activation. J Virol. 92:e01947-17
Stuart, J. D., Phillips, M. B., & Boehme, K. W. (2017). Reverse genetics for mammalian orthoreovirus. Methods Mol Biol. 1602:1-10.

2014-16 Students

Chris Bolden (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)
Southern Regional Educational Board Dissertation Fellowship
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Travel Scholarship
NIDA Diversity Scholar Research Travel Award
UAB Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar
UAB N.E.U.R.A.L (National Enhancement of Underrepresented Academic Leaders) Conference Travel Scholarship
1st Place Poster Presentation in the 2018 UAMS Student Research Day Graduate Student Division and Overall
ASPET Travel, Poster, and Mentoring Network Travel Awards
Society for Neuroscience Neuroscience Scholars Program Associate Award
William Randolph Hearst Scholar
FASEB MARC Mentored Travel Award

Keisha Cawley (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)
2nd Place Poster Presentation: Fourth Annual UAMS GSA Research Symposium

 2015-17 Students

Tyler Alexander (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)
Travel Award to present at the Radiation Research Meeting 2017
Alexander, T. C., Butcher, H., Krager, K., Kiffer, F., Wang, J., & Allen, A. R. (2018). Behavioral effects of focal radiation in a juvenile murine model. Radiat Res. [Epub ahead of print] Alexander, T. C., Simecka, C. M., Kiffer, F. C., Groves, T. R., Anderson, J. E., Wang, J., et al. (2018). Changes in cognition and dendritic complexity following intrathecal methotrexate and cytarabine treatment in a juvenile murine model. Behav Brain Res. 346:21-28.
Carr, H., Kiffer, F. C., Groves, T. R., Anderson, J. E., Alexander, T. C., & Wang, J. (2018). Early effects of 16O on glutamate receptors and neuronal morphology in a murine model. Life Sci in Space. 17:63-73.
Kiffer, F. C., Carr, H., Groves, T., Anderson, J. E., Alexander, T., Wang, J., et al. (2018). Effects of 1H + 16O charged particle irradiation on short-term memory and hippocampal physiology in a murine model. Radiat Res. 189:53-63.
Kiffer, F. C., Howe, A., Carr, H., Wang, J. H., Alexander, T. C., Groves, T. R., et al. (2018). Late effects of 1H irradiation on hippocampal physiology in a murine model.. Life Sci in Space. 17:51-62.

Catheryn Wilson (Interdisciplinary Toxicology)
1st Place Poster, Carolina Cannabinoid Collaborative Conference
1st Place Poster, Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
2018 NEURAL Conference Travel Award
ASPET Graduate Student Travel Award
Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Travel Award
NIDA Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Fantegrossi, W.E., Wilson, C.D., and Berquist, M.D. (2018) Pro-psychotic effects of synthetic cannabinoids: interactions with central dopamine, serotonin, and glutamate systems. Drug Metab Rev. 50:65-73.
Crowe, M.S., Wilson, C.D., Leishman, E., Banks, M., Bradshaw, H.B., Prather, P.L. and Kinsey, S.G. (2017) The monoacylglycerol lipase inhibitor KML29 synergistically potentiates the analgesic effects of gabapentin in mice British J Pharmacol. 174:4523-4539.
Ford, B.M., Franks, L.N., Tai, S., Fantegrossi, W.E., Wilson, C.D., Penthala, N.R., Crooks, P.A. and Prather, P.L. (2017) Characterization of Structurally Novel G Protein Biased CB1 Agonists: Implications for Drug Development. Pharmacol. Res. 125:161-177.

2016-18 Students

Frederico Kiffer (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Alexander, T. C., Butcher, H., Krager, K., Kiffer, F., Wang, J., & Allen, A. R. (2018). Behavioral effects of focal radiation in a juvenile murine model. Radiat Res. [Epub ahead of print] Alexander, T. C., Simecka, C. M., Kiffer, F. C., Groves, T. R., Anderson, J. E., Wang, J., et al. (2018). Changes in cognition and dendritic complexity following intrathecal methotrexate and cytarabine treatment in a juvenile murine model. Behav Brain Res. 346:21-28.
Carr, H., Kiffer, F. C., Groves, T. R., Anderson, J. E., Alexander, T. C., & Wang, J. (2018). Early effects of 16O on glutamate receptors and neuronal morphology in a murine model. Life Sci in Space. 17:63-73.
Kiffer, F. C., Carr, H., Groves, T., Anderson, J. E., Alexander, T., Wang, J., et al. (2018). Effects of 1H + 16O charged particle irradiation on short-term memory and hippocampal physiology in a murine model. Radiat Res. 189:53-63.
Kiffer, F. C., Howe, A., Carr, H., Wang, J. H., Alexander, T. C., Groves, T. R., et al. (2018). Late effects of 1H irradiation on hippocampal physiology in a murine model.. Life Sci in Space. 17:51-62.