Student Awards

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NIH NRSA Awards

LAST NAME FIRST NAME ADVISOR DATES OF AWARD PROJECT TITLE
2011 – 2012
Flores Emma Garcia-Añoveros 6/1/2012-5/31/2014 ELUCIDATING THE ROLE OF TYPE II AFFERENT NEURONS IN AUDITORY NOCICEPTION
Huda Rafiq Martina 4/1/2012-3/31/2014 CONTRIBUTION OF ASIC CHANNELS TO INTRINSIC CHEMOSENSITIVITY OF NTS NEURONS
Lorenzen Sarah Garcia-Añoveros 2/8/2012-2/7/2015 INSM1 IN DEVELOPMENT OF SPIRAL AND VESTIBULAR GANGLIA
Jason Pitt Klein 12/1/2011-11/30/2013 DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S-ASSOCIATED Aβ OLIGOMERS BY CNS INSULIN SIGNALING
2010-11
Anderegg Angela Awatramani 4/1/2011-9/30/2012 A CELL INTRINSIC, MICRORNA DRIVEN TIMER RESTRICTS DOPAMINERGIC PROGENITORS
Anderson Charles Shepherd 4/1/2011-3/31/2013 CORTICAL MICROCIRCUIT DYSFUNCTION
Benton Mark Raman 4/1/2011-6/23/2012 CALCIUM-ACTIVATED POTASSIUM CURRENTS IN CEREBALLAR PURKINJE NEURONS
Oby Emily L.Miller 3/1/2011-8/31/2012 LEARNING TO USE A BRAIN-CONTROLLED FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION SYSTEM
Cantu Jorge Topczewski 12/1/2010 The Role of Calcium in Axon Guidance
Guzman Yomayra Radulovic 9/1/2010 – 08/30/2013 Social Modulation of Fear by Region-Specific Actions of Oxytocin
Strait Dana Kraus 9/1/2010 – 8/30/2012 Brainstem Enhancement of Stimulus Regularities with Auditory Expertise
Jackson Marisa Tourtellotte 9/1/2010 – 8/30/2015 In Vitro and In Vivo Functional Analysis of IKBKAP in Familial Dysautonomia
2009-10
Rudoy John Paller 9/1/2009 – 8/31/2011 Investigation Of Neural Correlates Of Memory Consolidation
Arble Deanna Turek 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012 Aging and Meal Timing Interact to Exaggerate Weight Gain
Whiteus Christina Grutzendler 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2012 The Mechanisms and Role of Postnatal Cerebral Vascular Remodeling
Graves Austin Spruston 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013 Role of Metabotropic Receptors in Regulating Intrinsic Plasticity in Hippocampus
Quach David Tourtellotte 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2013 Transcriptional Regulation by EGR3 in Sympathetic Nervous System Development
VanLeeuwen Jon Penzes 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2013 Role of AF-6 Nuclear Signaling in Regulating Dendritic Spine Morphology
2008-9
Cahill Michael Penzes 5/1/2009-4/30/2011 Kalirin Signaling In Spine Morphogenesis And Cognition In Vivo
Duncan D’Anne S. Miller 12/15/2008-08/31/2011 The Role of Microglia during TMEV-IDD in the Adult Mouse
Flores Luke Disterhoft 9/22/08 – 1/21/2011 Basal Ganglia Involvement in Conditioning the Trace Eyeblink Reflex
Jones Kelly Penzes 9/22/2008 – 9/21/2011 Role Of N-Cadherin And Af-6 Signaling In Regulating Dendritic Spine Morphology
Lewis Alan Chetkovich 1/5/2009 – 1/4/2014 The Role Of Trip8b In Neuronal HCN Channel Trafficking
Meissner Rose-Anne Allada 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2009 Protein Kinase Regulation of Circadian Rhythms
Sittig Laura Redei 6/1/2009 – 5/31/2012 Hormonal Programming And Epigenetic Imprinting In FAE
Srikanth Maya Kessler 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2013 Inhibition Of Brain Tumor Stem Cell Tumorigenicity Using Self-Assembling Nanogels
2007-8
Gertler Tracy Surmeier 9/1/2007 – 8/31/2010 Cellular Adaptations to Neuroleptic Treatment in the Dorsal Striatum
Rebesco James L. Miller 4/1/2008 – 3/31/2011 Analysis of plastic changes in functional connectivity
Schuster Jenna Heckman 3/1/2008 – 2/28/2011 Synaptic & intrinsic motoneuron excitability in ALS excitotoxicity
Wang Jade N. Kraus 9/1/2007 – 8/31/2010 Effects of Emotion on Neural Encoding of Sound
Wood Lydia Shepherd 3/1/2008 – 2/28/2010 The role of MeCp2 in sensorimotor cortical circuit organization
2006-7
Mutch Christopher Chenn 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2010 The Role of Beta-Catenin in Neural Precursor Cells
Pejchal Martina Takahashi 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2011 Loss of Bmal1 in the SCN/brain of adult mice
Aman Teresa Raman 7/1/2007 – 6/30/2010 Resurgent Na current: regulation and reconstitution in cultured neurons
2005-6
Jaramillo Thomas Chetkovich 9/1/2005 – 8/31/2008 MINORITY PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Mander Bryce Zee 9/30/2005 – 9/29/2008 The neural response to sleep loss in the elderly
Cieslak John Gross 1/1/2006 – 12/31/2008 MthK Potassium Channel Gating Mechanics
Matthews Elizabeth Disterhoft 5/1/2006 – 4/30/2009 The BK current, Ic, and Fast AHP in learning & aging
Rogalski Emily Weintraub 6/1/2006 – 5/31/2008 Memory in Primary Progressive Aphasia
Pugh Jason Raman 6/1/2006 – 5/31/2009 Excitatory synapses in the deep cerebellar nuclei
2004-5
Czeisler Catherine Kessler 9/1/2004 – 2/28/2007 Laminin Signaling and Neural Stem Cell Differentiation
Carpentier Pamela S. Miller 9/1/2004 – 7/31/2006 Astrocytes-Innate & Adaptive Immune Response to Virus
Horowitz Peleg Binder 9/1/2004 – 8/31/2007 N-Terminal Cleavage of Tau in Alzheimer’s Disease
Hyngstrom Allison Heckman 12/1/2004 -11/30/2007 Monoaminergic Control of Spinal Interneurons
Jalali Ali Kessler 3/1/2005 – 2/28/2009 Mechanism and Function of Heyl in Neurogenesis
Reynolds Matthew Binder 3/1/2005 – 2/29/2008 Tau Nitration in Alzheimer’s Pathogenesis
Lapointe Nichole Binder 6/1/2005 – 5/31/2007 Tau and Protein Phosphatase-1 in Neurodegeneration
2003-4
Cook-Kaczorowski Catherine Disterhoft 9/1/2003 – 8/31/2006 Learning in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Khaliq Zayd Raman 1/1/2004 – 12/31/2006 Axonal spiking patterns during high-frequency firing
Miller Brooke Takahashi 3/1/2004 – 9/15/2005 Reproductive Defects in the Clock Mutant Mouse
2002-3
Jarsky Tim Spruston 12/6/2002 – 12/5/2005 The role of Calcium channels in bursting and plasticity
Grieco Tina Raman 1/1/2003 – 9/14/2005 Mechanisms of resurgent Na+ current in Purkinje neurons
2001-2
Helfand Brian Goldman 3/1/2002 – 2/28/2006 Ethanol Induced Changes in Intermed. Fliament Transport

Other External Awards

LAST NAME FIRST NAME ADVISOR DATES OF AWARD AWARD
2012-2013
Huh Seoan Rotating 9/1/2013 -8/31/2016 NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Papalambros Penelope Rotating 9/1/2012 -8/31/2015 NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Qu Lisa Gottfried 9/1/2012 -8/31/2015 NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Zhao Xinyu Cang 9/1/2012 -8/31/2014 HHMI INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
2011-2012
Miller Derek Rymer 7/1/2012-6/30/2014 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION PREDOCTORAL FELLOSHIP
Capo-Lugo Carmen Brown 09/01/2011-8/31/2012 FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY DOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLINICIANS AND SCHOLARSHIPS (DOCS) SCHOLARSHIP
Leech Kristan Hornby/Heckman 09/01/2011-8/31/2012 FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY PROMOTION OF DOCTORAL STUDIES (PODS) SCHOLARSHIP
Yu Xiao-Wen Disterhoft 09/11/2011-08/31/2012 FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP
2010-2011
Liang Jing Nong Brown 1/1/11 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Weber Kenneth Parrish 10/01/2010-09/30/2012 NATIONAL CHIROPRACTIC MALPRACTICE INSURANCE COMPANY FOUNDATION, INC.
Somasundaram Agila Prakriya 7/1/2010-6/30/2012 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: STORE-OPERATED CALCIUM SIGNALING IN NEURAL STEM CELLS
Rafalovich Igor Penzes 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2009-10
Ciryam Prajwal Morimoto 9/31/2009 – 8/31/10 Fullbright Fellowship
Perlmutter Sam Mohsen 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2011 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship: Identification and Quantification of Abnormal Trunk Control in Chronic Hemiparetic
2008-9
Burgess* Jamie Brown 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship: The paretic leg extensor muscle response to load across the locomotor cycle
Frausto Shanti Swanson 1/1/09 – 12/31/09 The Epilepsy Foundation
2007-8
Woolfrey Kevin Penzes 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2009 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship: A cellular model of cerebral structural plasticity
Freitag Caroline R.Miller 2007 – present Katz Fellowship: The Robert Lewis Katz Medical Research Foundation
Freitag Caroline R.Miller 5/2008 – 7/2008 Central European Summer Research Institute Fellowship: NSF/IIE
Frausto Shanti Swanson 3/1/2008 – 8/31/2011 Diversifying Illinois Faculty
2006-7
Rudoy John Paller 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Alibiglou Laila Brown 7/1/2007 – 6/30/2009 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship: Bilateral limb phase relationship and its effect on muscle activity patterns during locomotion post-stroke
Sonty** Siri Gitelman 2006 – 2007 Chicago Department of Public Health, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fellowship, 2006-2007
2005-6
Cantrell Donald Troy/Ruoff 9/1/2005 – 8/31/2008 National Defense Science & Engineering Fellowship
Gertler Tracy Surmeier 2005-6 Schweitzer Fellowship from the Albert Schweitzer Foundation

NU Internal Awards

LAST NAME FIRST NAME ADVISOR DATES OF AWARD AWARD
2012-2013
Gao Ruoqi Penzes 9/1/2012-8/31/2013 DR. JOHN N. NICHOLSON FELLOWSHIP
Hattori Shoai Disterhoft 9/1/2012-8/31/2013 DR. JOHN N. NICHOLSON FELLOWSHIP
Hernandez Vivian Chan 9/1/2012-8/31/2013 DR. JOHN N. NICHOLSON FELLOWSHIP
Suter Eugenie Disterhoft 9/1/2012-8/31/2013 DR. JOHN N. NICHOLSON FELLOWSHIP
2009-10
Bridges Donna Chiao 9/1/09 – 5/31/10 Cognitive Science Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Fellowship
Sheffield Mark Spruston 9/1/09 – 8/31/11 NU Presidential Fellowship
2008-9
Catches Justin Contractor 9/1/08 – 8/31/09 Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship
2007-8
Graves Austin Spruston 9/1/07 – 5/31/08 Biophysical Fellowship
Catches Justin Contractor 9/1/06 – 8/31/07 Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship
Bebko Genna Chiao 9/1/07 – 8/31/08 Cognitive Science Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Fellowship
2006-7
Catches Justin Contractor 9/1/06 – 8/31/07 Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship
2005-6
Catches Justin Contractor 9/1/05 – 8/31/06 Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship