Alex got his NIH R01 grant application related to shank3 approved for funding! This is great news and we are all very excited for him and the lab!
We had a lot of people join our lab in the summer and fall; for both short and long periods of time.
Sydney Lambert, undergrad from Vassar College in New York, joined us for the summer to help us characterize some cell lines regarding shank3.
Guang Yang officially joined our lab in July as a MD/PhD student. He is researching Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.
Kandy Napan joined the Shcheglovitov lab as a research associate. She has been doing a lot of molecular biology work, as well as learning cell culture and electrophysiology techniques.
Elliott Paine joined us for two rotations, starting in the summer and ending in October. He accomplished a lot of cell culture work, producing iPSC-derived neurons, during that time. He is getting a PhD with the Molecular Biology Department.
Vinay Sridhar joined us for a rotation in the fall/winter and is getting a PhD through the Neuroscience Department. He did some cryosectioning, ICC staining, and electrophysiology.
Another congratulations is in order for Paisley! She has been awarded a (well-deserved) scholarship from the College of Engineering for the upcoming school year.
Laura Bell has officially joined the Shcheglovitov lab for her graduate studies in the Neuroscience program. We are glad to have her join us!
Paisley has been accepted for a second semester for an assistantship through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)! She is working with Chad for the analysis of the cells in cerebral organoids using immunostaining and imaging. They will be staining at two different time points in order to understand more about the cell types, layering, and functionality of the organoids.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Shcheglovitov with the 2016 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant! This grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research.
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