- NGP alumnus, Gretchen Neigh (PhD 2004), currently an Assistant Professor at Emory, was recently awarded an NIH-R01 research grant (R01NR014886) to study the genes controlling effects of stress during adolescence. In other news, a dietary research study from Dr. Neigh’s research group that was presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting, was one of four that was highlighted in the Winter 2015 issue of the Neuroscience Quarterly published by the SfN. In the study Neigh showed that high-fructose diet increases depressive-like behaviors in adolescent rats. http://www.sfn.org/~/media/SfN/Documents/NQs/2015/NQ_Winter_2015_v4_ForWeb.ashx
- NGP alumnus, Tracy Bedrosian (PhD 2013), recently received a three-year NIH-F32 postdoctoral research grant (F32MH102983). Dr. Bedrosian is working in the laboratory of Fred Gage at the Salk Institute in San Diego. She is studying the behavioral epigenetics of L1 retrotransposition.
- NGP alumnus, James Walton (PhD 2013), recently received a three-year NIH-F32 postdoctoral research grant (F32NS092545). Dr. Walton is at Georgia State University in the laboratory of Dr. Elliott Albers. He is studying the role of inhibitory GABA receptors in mammalian circadian rhythms.
- NGP alumnus, Laura Fonken (PhD 2013), recently received a three year NIH-F32 postdoctoral research grant (F32AG048672). Dr. Fonken is currently studying the role of inflammasomes in age-associated cognitive impairments in Steven Maier’s laboratory at The University of Colorado.