The John W. Haycock Memorial Graduate Student Travel Award
Purpose and Criteria: This award was established to honor John W. Haycock, a former UCI graduate student. Dr. Haycock’s siblings established this endowed award, and many friends and colleagues have also contributed to it. The award will be presented to an outstanding graduate student in neuroscience to assist him/her in attending the annual Society for Neuroscience (SFN) conference. The student must prepare an abstract and plan on presenting their research at the SFN meeting. The purpose of the award is to defray the student’s registration and travel costs to the meeting.
Eligibility: Must be a graduate student who is in the laboratory of a CNLM Fellow on the UCI campus.
Awards available: 1 or more $1,000 awards
Requirements: CV/resume (max 2 pages), unofficial transcript, and a personal statement addressing research accomplishments, experience, and how the student will benefit from travel and presenting at SFN (500 words).
(Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil)
"Detecting dynamic brain networks during navigation"
(Advisor: Dr. Christie Fowler)
"The missing lynx in nicotine relapse"
(Advisor: Dr. Javier Diaz)
"You can't 'slot' with us: GluA1 ATD protein interactions mediating AMPA receptor trafficking"
(Advisor: Dr. Mathew Blurton-Jones)
"Why are T cells invading the brain in Alzheimer's disease?"
(Advisor: Dr. Marcelo Wood)
"How our true age can be defined by our epigenetic signature"
(Advisor: Dr. Carl Cotman)
"How exercise changes gene expression"
(Advisor: Dr. Bruce McNaughton)
"Does the hippocampus conduct a neural orchestra?"
(Advisor: Dr. Sunil Gandhi)
"Turning back the clock on our brain's plasticity"
(Advisor: Dr. Karina Cramer)
"How the ear finds the brain"
Her research focuses on rewiring the brain using neuronal transplantation.
Her research fo uses on understanding reward circuit modifications following early life adversity.
She researches Alzheimer's Disease.
His research focuses on understanding the brain mechanisms of risky decision making.
Maria Montchal, PhD
While at UCI, Maria was interested in understanding how brain regions work together to support memory for complex, dynamic events.