2019 Award Recipients

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You're Invited

Celebrate our young scholars at the annual

CNLM Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 31 | 4-6 p.m.
Herklotz Conference Center
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
(Building 506 on campus map)

Thirteen UC Irvine junior neuroscience scholars will receive awards at the 2019 CNLM Award Ceremony

CAROL AND JAMES MCGAUGH AWARD

Sharmin Shanur (Dr. Marcelo Wood)
"Effects of exercise on gene expression"

CAROL BECKER MCGAUGH AWARD

Nima Hadidi (Dr. Christine Gall)
"Computational modeling of stress response regulation"

JAMES TAIT GOODRICH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NEUROBIOLOGY

Sonia Parievsky (Dr. Autumn Ivy)
"Insights into the lasting effects of exercise ln the developing brain"

FRIENDS OF THE CNLM AWARD

Mona Fariborzi (Dr. Guorgy Lur)
"Stress induces persistent loss of communication between cortical regions"

JARED M. ROBERTS MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Natalie DiProspero (Dr. Michael Yassa)
"Predicting Alzheimer's disease in people with Down Syndrome"

JOHN W. HAYCOCK MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

XiaoTing Zheng (Dr. Sunil Gandhi)
"Rewiring the brain using neuronal transplantation"

JOHN W. HAYCOCK MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

Kara Wendel (Dr. Andre Obenaus)
"Understanding reward circuit modifications following early life adversity"

RENÉE HARWICK ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Rianne Campbell (Dr. Marcelo Wood)
"How cocaine hijacks regulators of gene expression in the brain"

RENÉE HARWICK ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Maria Montchal (Dr. Michael Yassa)
"How do we remember when events occurred?"

RENÉE HARWICK ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Isabella Sanchez (Dr. Leslie Thompson)
"The choroid plexus and CSF secretion in Huntington's disease"

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

Jonathan Hasselmann (Dr. Mathew Blurton-Jones)
"Human microglia and mouse brains: A new direction for Alzheimer's research"

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

Jessica Lingad (Dr. Craig Stark)
"Examining the metabolic signatures of neural activity in aging"

NORMAN WEINBERGER AWARD

Angeline Eugene (Dr. Christie Fowler)
"The long-term consequences of adolescent cannabinoid and nicotine exposure"

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, Dr. James Tait Goodrich and Mrs. Judy 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.