2015-16 Student achievements, presentations, and publications

Congratulations to our PhD graduates -Danielle Fortune, Jaclyn Daniels, Brennon Luster, Cemeka Agugbuem, Emmanuel Williams!

2012-14 Students

Kimberly Cooney (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)
•Molden BM, Cooney KA, West K, Van Der Ploeg LH, Baldini G. Temporal cAMP signaling selectivity by natural and synthetic MC4R agonists. Mol Endocrinol. 2015 Nov;29(11):1619-33.

Brennon Luster (Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences)
•Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award
•D’Onofrio S, Kezunovic N, Hyde JR, Luster B, Messias E, Urbano FJ, et al. Modulation of gamma oscillations in the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) by neuronal calcium sensor protein-1 (NCS-1): relevance to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Feb 1, 2015;113(3):709-19.
•Garcia-Rill E, Luster B, D’Onofrio S, Mahaffey S, Bisagno V, Urbano FJ. Pedunculopontine arousal system physiology- deep brain stimulation (DBS). Sleep Sci. 2015 Nov 2015;8(3):153-61.
•Garcia-Rill E, Luster B, Mahaffey S, Bisagno V, Urbano FJ. Pedunculopontine arousal system physiology- implications for insomnia. Sleep Sci. 205;8(2):92-9.
•Garcia-Rill E, Luster B, Mahaffey S, MacNicol M, Hyde JR, D’Onofrio S, et al. Pedunculopontine gamma band activity and development. Brain Sci. 2015 Dec 3, 2015;5(4):546-67.
•Luster B, D’Onofrio S, Urbano F, Garcia-Rill E. High-Threshold Ca2+ channels behind gamma band activity in the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN). Physiol Rep. 2015 Jun 2015;3(6).
•Luster B, Petersen E, Garcia-Rill E. Neurological disorders and the RAS. Waking and the Reticular Activating System in Health and Disease. 2015:255-76.
•Urbano FJ, Bisagno V, Gonzalez B, Rivero-Echeto MC, Muniz JA, Luster B, et al. Pedunculopontine arousal system physiology- effects of psychostimulant abuse. Sleep Sci. 2015 Nov 2015;8(3):162-8.

Johnasha Stuart (Microbiology and Immunology)
•Student Travel award from the American Society for Virology to attend the annual meeting

2014-16 Students

Chris Bolden (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)
•Accepted to the Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy Workshop at Marine Biological Laboratories