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Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Travel Grants Awards

Michael Piacentino, a 3rd year Postdoctoral Fellow in the Bronner Lab, was awarded $1,826 to give an oral presentation at the 77th annual meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology in Portland, Oregon in July 2018. Talk title: "Intracellular attenuation of BMP signaling via CKIP-1/Smurf1 is essential during neural crest induction." Click here for the abstract.

Han Wan, a 5th year Postdoctoral Scholar in the Sternberg Lab was awarded $1,500 to attend Brains & Behavior: Order & Disorder in the Nervous System at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in May 2018. Poster presented, "Investigation of molecular and circuit mechanism of sleep in C.elegans"

Erica Hutchins, a 4th year Postdoctoral Scholar in the Bronner Lab, was awarded $1,008 to give an oral presentation at the Northeast meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology (NESDB) in Woods Hole, MA in April 2018. Talk title: "Draxin: a novel player in the molecular control of cranial neural crest EMT" Click here for the abstract.

Claire Bedbrook, 6th year graduate student in the Gradinaru, was awarded $780 to give an oral presentation at the Sleep Regulation and Function Gordon Research Conference: Origins and Models of Sleep in Galveston, Texas in March 2018. Talk title: "Long-Term Tracking Reveals that the Upside-Down Jellyfish Has a Sleep-Like State" Click here for the abstract.

Chanpreet Singh, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow in the Prober Lab was awarded $1,575 to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Sleep Regulation and Function in Galveston, Texas in March 2018. Poster presented, "Neuropeptide Y Regulates Sleep by Modulating Noradrenergic Signaling." Click here for the abstract.

Yatang Li, a 3rd year graduate student in the Meister Lab was awarded $1,200 to attend the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 47th annual meeting in Washington, DC in November 2017. Poster presented, "Neural population representation of visual features in mouse superior colliculus." Click here for the abstract.

A number of Neuroscience graduate students received grants of up to $550 in order to attend the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 47th annual meeting in Washington, DC in November 2017. Many of these students presented posters, see below.

Vineet Augustine, a graduate student in the Oka Lab. Poster presented, "Neural circuits underlying fluid homeostasis." Click here for the abstract.

Ryan Cho, a graduate student in the Gradinaru Lab. Poster presented, "Deep brain optical imaging reveals motivational salience encoding by dorsal raphe dopamine neurons." Click here for the abstract.

Xiaozhe Ding, a graduate student in the Gradinaru Lab. Poster presented, "Engineering prokaryotic repressors for optical sensing of neurotransmitters." Click here for the abstract.

HyeongChan Jo, a graduate student. Poster presented, "Volitional control of single-channel spike firing rates for bridging cortical areas with bidirectional brain-machine interfaces." Click here for the abstract.

Sripriya Ravindra Kumer, a 3rd year graduate student in the Gradinaru Lab. Poster presented, "An AAV toolbox for enhanced transduction efficiency with regional and/or cell-type specificity in the CNS and PNS after systemic delivery." Click here for the abstract.

Mason McGill, graduate student in the Meister lab. Poster presented, "Principles of object representation in two object networks in IT cortex." Click here for the abstract.