Neuroscience Faculty Awards and Honors
Professor Kate Lewis is Awarded NSF Grant
Dr. Kate Lewis has been awarded an NSF Grant to investigate the functions of several regulatory genes that influence nerve cell and circuit development in a zebrafish model. This grant will also support the lab's work with local high school teachers, developming modules using zebrafish that they can use in their living environment and AP Biology classes. A link to the Lewis laboratory research page can be found here.
Associate Professor Donna Korol Works with Young Scientists
Rachel Elman, a high school student with a research project in Dr. Korol's laboratory, presented her findings on the effects of a high fat diet on the metabolic profile at the CNY Science and Engineering Fair. Her work was highlighted and noted in an interview conducted by WCNY SciTech Now.
Also of note, Dr. Korol gave a professional development interview for Neuronline, the online forum for the Society for Neuroscience. She is a professional development mentor for the society that holds workshops every year at the annual meeting. For advice on how to select and plan for a postdoc please go here.
Drs. Sandra and James Hewett Awarded NIH Grant to Study Origins of Brain Disorders
Neuroscientists Sandra and James Hewett have been awarded an NIH Grant to study the origin and mechanisms underlying brain disorders including epilepsy and stroke. For more on their research please visit their laboratoy web pages: Dr. Sandra Hewett and Dr. James Hewett. Find the full story on their most recent collaborative endeavors here.
Dr. Shikha Nangia is Awarded Tenure
Dr. Nangia has been promoted to associate professors and awarded tenure. Her research focuses on identifying ways to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier to allow disease-fighting medicines to reach the brain in noninvasive ways. More on Dr. Nangia's research can be found here.