Congratulations to the 2021 CNLM Junior Scholar Award Recipients

Join us on May 18 at 3 p.m. for the Virtual 2021 Young Scholars Award Ceremony.

Each award recipient will share a 2-minute elevator pitch and answer questions about their research.

Undergraduate Student Awards

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CAROL BECKER MCGAUGH AWARD

Vivian Chau (Advisor: Dr. Javier Diaz-Alonso)
"Exploring the localization of MDGAs and their role in synaptic excitation and inhibition balance"

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CAROL AND JAMES MCGAUGH AWARD

Avril Stulginski (Advisor: Dr. Karina Cramer)
"Reducing caspase-3 activity in the auditory brainstem leads to disrupted neural circuitry in both a cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous manner"

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JAMES TAIT GOODRICH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NEUROBIOLOGY

Angeni Muralidhar (Advisor: Dr. Nicolas Phielipp)
"Biomarkers of Parkinson's Disease"

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FRIENDS OF THE CNLM AWARD

Brian Gomringer (Advisor: Dr. Autumn Ivy)
"Does early-life exercise influence the expression of astrocytic aquaporin-4"

Graduate Student and Post Doc Awards

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JOHN W. HAYCOCK MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

Carlene Chinn (Advisor: Dr. Marcelo Wood)
"How our true age can be defined by our epigenetic signature"

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JOHN W. HAYCOCK MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

Andra Ionescu (Advisor: Dr. Carl Cotman)
"How exercise changes gene expression"

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JOHN W. HAYCOCK MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

Scott Kilianski (Advisor: Dr. Bruce McNaughton)
"Does the hippocampus conduct a neural orchestra?"

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JARED M. ROBERTS MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Cassie Kooiker (Advisor: Dr. Tallie Z Baram)
"The Paraventricular Thalamus: A sensor & integrator of emotionally salient early-life experiences"

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JARED M. ROBERTS MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Desiree Macchia (Advisor: Dr. Kevin Beier)
"Mapping brain circuits of Alzheimer's disease"

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JARED M. ROBERTS MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Daniel Rindner (Advisor: Dr. Gyorgy Lur)
"How neurons keep from getting overwhelmed"

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JARED M. ROBERTS MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Alexandria Weaver (Advisor: Dr. Susanne Jaeggi)
"Keeping the mind sharp is music to my ears"

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NORMAN WEINBERGER AWARD

Keiland Cooper (Advisor: Dr. Norbert Fortin)
"Linking memories into networks, one sniff at a time"

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ROGER W. RUSSELL AWARD IN THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY

Lily Cheng (Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil)
"Finding the compass: Head direction signals in the human brain"

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ROGER W. RUSSELL AWARD IN THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY

Vinicius Duarte (Advisor: Dr. Katherine Thompson-Peer)
"Neuronal neglect: What about dendrite regeneration?"

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DIRECTOR'S EXCELLENCE AWARD

Natalie DiProspero (Advisor: Dr. Michael Yassa)
"Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome: Breaking free from the catch-22"

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DIRECTOR'S EXCELLENCE AWARD

Jessica Noche Lingad (Advisor: Dr. Craig Stark)
"Investigating the role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease"

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RENÉE HARWICK ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Andrew Chen (Advisor: Dr. Christie Fowler)
"A missing piece in understanding nicotine addiction: Purinergic signaling in the medial habenula"

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RENÉE HARWICK ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Pin-Chun Chen (Advisor: Dr. Sara Mednick)
"Trust your heart in sleep to fight against cognitive aging"

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RENÉE HARWICK ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Sima Chokr (Advisor: Dr. Karina Cramer)
"Listening to microglia"

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RENÉE HARWICK ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Steven Granger (Advisor: Dr. Michael Yassa)
"Memory bias in psychiatric illness"

The annual awards of the CNLM are possible thanks to the generosity of our wonderful community of supporters including Dr. James McGaugh, Mrs. Janice McGaugh Morrow and Mr. William Morrow, Mrs. Judy Goodrich and the late Dr. James Tait Goodrich, Dr. Renée Harwick, the friends, family and colleagues of Dr. John Haycock, the friends, family and colleagues of Mr. Jared Roberts, the friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Roger Russell, the friends, family and Colleagues of Dr. Norman Weinberger, and the Friends of the CNLM. Thank you for making a difference in the careers of our young scholars.