Congratulations!

Originally published Spring 2013.

Raise your glass to these brave new doctors, who finally escaped the Labyrinth and made their wings of wax …

Thesis Defenders of 2012

8/12 Elaine Pranski (Advisor: Ranjita Betarbet,)
Thesis: “Ring Finger Protein 11 (RNF11) Mediates NF-KB Signaling and Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration”

8/12 Sammy Lee (Co-advisors: Lian Li and Lih-Shen Chen)
Thesis: “Pathogenesis of Demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Caused by Mutations in SIMPLE”

9/12 Osama Mohamad (Advisor: Ling Wei)
Thesis: “Stem Cells and Optogenetics: Novel Approaches for the Treatment of Focal Ischemic Stroke in Adult Mice”

11/12 Charity Duran (Advisor: Criss Hartzell)
Thesis:  “Functional Characterization of Anoctamins, a Novel Family of Transmembrane Proteins”

11/12 Andrew Brooks (Advisor: Gregory Berns)
Thesis: “The Neural Coding of Loss”

12/12 Alisha Epps (Advisor: David Weinshenker)
Thesis: “Seizure Susceptibility and Epileptogenesis in Depression-sensitive Rats”

12/12 James Bogenpohl (Advisor: Yoland Smith)
Thesis: “Metabotropic Glutamate and Adenosine Receptors in the Monkey Striatopallidal Complex and their Involvement in Parkinsonism: Anatomy, Physiology and Behavior”

1/13 Erin Hecht (Lisa Parr, Advisor)
Thesis:  “Neural Adaptations for Social Learning: Structural and Functional Investigations of Action Observation Networks in Macaques, Chimpanzees and Humans”

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