Renée Harwick Advanced Graduate Student Award
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Purpose and Criteria: This award is funded from an endowed gift given to the CNLM by our long-time supporter, Dr. Renee Harwick. The award will be given to a graduate student who shows outstanding scientific promise, as evidenced by research accomplishments as well as the quality of his/her advancement document. The purpose of the award is to provide funds to support the completion of the student’s Ph.D. thesis.

Eligibility: Must be a graduate student who is in the laboratory of a CNLM Fellow on the UCI campus and who has advanced to candidacy within the last two years.

Awards available: 1 or more $1,000 awards

Requirements: CV/resume (max 2 pages), unofficial transcript, personal statement addressing research accomplishments, experience, and future dissertation plans (500 words), as well as a copy of the PhD advancement document.  

 

The 2017 Harwick Award recipients are Megan Curran (4th from left)
and Matthew Mahavongtrakul (2nd from right)

The 2016 Harwick Award winner is Alberto Lopez (second from left), Graduate student in Dr. Marcelo Wood's Laboratory.

 

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Harwick award winner Matthew Korn with advisor Dr. Karina Cramer (left) and Dr. Harwick (right)

 

Harwick award winner Melissa Malvaez with Dr. Craig Stark (left), Dr. Harwick, and advisor Dr. Marcelo Wood (right).

 

2020

Amanda McQuade

(Advisor: Dr. Mathew Blurton-Jones)
"Letting the immune system fight back against Alzheimer's disease"

 

Yasmine Sherafat

(Advisor: Dr. Christie Fowler)
"Nicotine addiction: the missing lynx"

Mitchell Farrell 

(Advisor: Dr. Stephen Mahler)
"Rewiring the opioid addicted brain"

2019

Rianne Campbell 

Her research is focused on epigenetic mechanisms of cocaine-induced neuroplasticity.

 

Maria Montchal

Her research is focused on how we remember when events occurred.

 

Isabella Sanchez

Her research is focused on the choroid plexus and CSF secretion in Huntington's disease.

2018

 Eva Morozko

Her research focused on the disruption of protein homeostasis, leading to accumulation of insoluble high molecular weight protein complexes containing the Huntingtin (HTT) protein and SUMOylated proteins, and transcriptional dysregulation are key features in Huntington’s disease (HD).

2017

Matthew Mahavongtrakul

While in the Busciglio lab, Matthew's research focused on hyperexcitabilty preceding cognitive impairment in the ZnT3KO mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Megan Curran

Megan's research focused on age-related changes in tissue Signal properties within cortical areas important for word understanding in 12- to 19-month-old infants.

2016


Alberto Lopez

While at UCI, Alberto's research focused on the role of particular gene expression in the consolidation of cocaine-paired contextual associated memory.

2015

Donghui Wei

2014


antXiang Li

 


antJoseph Ochaba

 

2013


Annie Vogel Ciernia

Her research focuses on studying epigenomic regulation in neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

2012

Shawn Nielsen

2011

Melissa Malvaez

 

2010

Matthew Korn, PhD