2003-04 Honors and Awards

New PhDs

  • BACCKUS, Debbie - M. Crutcher
  • CASCIO, Carrissa - K. Sathian
  • COCKUN, Volkun - M. Luskin
  • DALEY, Joe - D. Rye
  • GUTMAN, David - C. Nemeroff
  • HUBERT, Walt - Y. Smith
  • LIM, Miranda - Larry Young
  • OLSON, Ellen - Bob McKeon
  • ECONOMIDES, John - Mike Mustari, Univ Texas.

NRSA Awards:

  • BIELSKY, Isadora
    "Vasopressin Receptors, social behaviors, and anxiety". Advisor: Larry Young
  • BONSALL, Joanna
    "Neuronal Progenitor Migration in the Forebrain". Advisor: Marla Luskin
  • DOUGHERTY, Kim
    "Plasticity of Spinal Inhibition in Spin al Cord Injury". Advisor: Shawn Hochmann
  • FREEMAN, Amanda
    "Dopaminergic Mesothalamic System: Anatomy & Physiology". Advisor: David Rye
  • HAMMOCK, Liz
    "V1aR gene structure, expression and social behavior". Advisor: Larry Young
  • HASENKAMP, Wendy
    "Effects of Clozapine on Glutamate Transmission in Mesolimbic and Mesocortical Dopamine Neurons". Advisor: Scott Hemby
  • LIM, Miranda
    "Neural Mechanisms Underlying Pair Bond Formation" Advisor: Larry Young
  • McCLATCHY, Dan
    "Functional Analysis of M4 mAchR and EF1A2 Interaction". Advisor: Allan Levey
  • NAKANISHI, Stan
    "The Role of Activity in IA-Motoneuron Synaptic Strength". Advisor: Tim Cope
  • POISIK, Olga
    "Role of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors" Advisor: Y. Smith/Jeff Conn
  • ROWLAND, Chris
    "Characterization and modeling of DCN neuron responses" Advisor: Dieter Jaeger
  • TOBIN, Anne-Elise
    "Neuromodulation of Rythmic Network: Electrophysiological and Modeling Studies". Advisor: Ron Calabrese.
  • ZINK, Cary
    "Human Brain Responses to Unexpected Events". Advisor: Greg Berns.

Other National Awards:

Howard Hughes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
  • ERREGER, Kevin
  • DONALDSON, Zoe
American Psychological Association
  • PULLIAM, John

Travel Awards :

FREEMAN, Amanda
  • 2000: Sleep Trainee Workshop, The basic of Sleep Behaviours,
  • 2001: World Federation of Sleep Research Societies
  • 2002: Dopamine-Portland, OR.
  • 2002: Sleep Trainee Workshop: Interactions between Sleep and Other Disciplines-Lake Arrowhead, CA
  • 2003: The Paradox of Sleep: An unfinished Story, Lyon, FRANCE
  • 2003: Sleep trainee workshop: The Evolution and Devolution of key concepts in sleep research, Lake Arrowhead, CA

DONALDSON, Zoe

  • 2004: Gordon Conference on Genes and Behavior, Ventura, CA

LIM, Miranda

  • 2004: Travel Award (along with Miranda Lim) "Neural Control of Behavior" UCLA
  • 2004: Selected (along with labmates Heather Ross, Zoe Donaldson, and Miranda Lim) to attend the Gordon Research conference on Genes and Behavior in February

HAMMOCK, Liz

  • 2003: Young Investigator Award for the International Brain and Neural Genetics Society in November
  • Fine Science Tools travel Award recipient
  • 2004: First place poster award, "Life and Death in the Brain", Hunter College, CUNY.
  • 2004: Travel Award (along with Miranda Lim) "Neural Control of Behavior" UCLA
  • 2004: Selected (along with labmates Heather Ross, Zoe Donaldson, and Miranda Lim) to attend the Gordon Research conference on Genes and Behavior in February.

Institutional Awards

Woodruff Fellowships
  • HASENKAMP, Wendy - S. Hemby
  • ERREGER, Kevin - S. Traynelis
Emory Minority Graduate Fellowship
  • OLZZMAN, James
Teaching Fellowships
  • EXCELLENCE in TEACHING from GDBBS 2000: Amanda Freeman
  • PRISM: Leah Anderson - A. Levey
  • PRISM: Bethany Brooks - D. Neill
  • PRISM: Charlene Cole - L. Young
  • PRISM: Wendy Hasenkamp - S. Hemby
  • ORDERS: Lisa Rattiner - K. Ressler
  • ORDERS: Dinesh Raju - Y. Smith

Honors

  • Isadora Bielsky
    Won the second prize for her oral presentation of her work at "The World Congress on Neurohypophysins" Kyoto, Japan.
  • Zoe Donaldson
    Invitation to the International Achievement Summit held by the Catherine Reynolds Foundation, Chicago, June 2004. 200 students invited from all fields of Graduate studies - Leaders of tomorrow to meet today¹s leaders.