Roger W. Russell Scholar’s Award in the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Purpose and Criteria: This prize is awarded in memory of Roger W. Russell, who was a Lifetime Distinguished Fellow of the CNLM. The award is funded by an endowment established in 1998 by Roger’s family, friends and colleagues. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who emulates and demonstrates Roger Russell’s (1) Dedication to exacting scholarship in the conduct of research, (2) Personal attributes of integrity and collegiality, and (3) Steadfast and strong support of the goals and programs of the CNLM.
Eligibility: Must be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow 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 (for graduate students only), and personal statement addressing dedication to research and scholarship, any teaching or mentorship experience, and service contributions to the CNLM (500 words).
His research focused human microglia and mouse brains: A new direction for Alzheimer's research
His research focused on finding insights into the circuitry regulating cocaine relapse.
Jacky Au was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and received his PhD from the Cognitive Sciences Department. His interests surround the nature and enhancement of brain plasticity, including the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and computerized training of targeted cognitive processes such as working memory.
While at UCI, Ryan studied neurodegenerative diseases and the contributions of the microbiota to neurodegeneration using patient iPSC-derived cells, mouse models, single cell genomics, and systems/computational biology applications.
Her research was focused on investigating the epigenetic and molecular underpinnings of long-term memory