Inaugural Howard Garrison Advocacy Fellow Recipient
John Redden has been selected to represent the American Physiological Society as a FASEB Garrison Science Advocacy Fellow.
2023-2024 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award Winner
Rebecca Oramas was awarded the 2023-2024 CETL Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award fellowship for her contribution to the classroom as a TA.
2023 UConn AAUP Excellence Awards
Three PNB faculty members were awarded UConn AAUP 2023 Excellence Awards. Xinnian Chen was awarded the Teaching Excellence: Career award. Linnaea Ostroff was awarded the Excellence in Research & Creativity: Early Career award. Akiko Nishiyama was awarded the Excellence in Research & Creativity: Career award.
WCSU’s Sophia Chiaia: summer SURF fellowship in Jianjun Sun’s lab
Western Connecticut State University student, Sophia Chiaia earned a fellowship to work in Dr. Jianjun Sun’s laboratory this summer of 2023.
REU Site Award: Research Experiences in Physiology and Neurobiology at UConn
Dr. Joseph Crivello and co-investigator Dr. Karen Menuz were awarded an NSF/BIO/Directorate Biological Sciences award.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3 Grant for inclusive undergraduate education
Xinnian Chen and Andrew Moiseff were among the recipients of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence 3 grant, along with UConn’s CETL Director of Teaching and Learning Assessment, Martina Rosenberg, for inclusive undergraduate education.
2022 Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning University Teaching Award Winner
Xinnian Chen was awarded the 2022 CETL University Teaching Award fellowship for exemplary practice and service to the university.
Society for Neuroscience Jennifer N. Bourne Prize in Brain Ultrastructure
Linnaea Ostroff was awarded the 2022 Society for Neuroscience Jenneifer N. Bourne Prize in Brain Ultrastructure for early-career neuroscientists that contribute to the understanding of the structure and function of the brain. Link Here
|Andrew Beard||Sun Lab||Fall 2023||PhD|
|Morgan Macey||Conover Lab||Summer 2023||PhD|
|Danielle Caefer||Schwartz Lab||Summer 2023||PhD|
|Nissi Varghese||Tzingounis Lab||Summer 2023||PhD|
|Mushirah Majid||Conover Lab||Spring 2023||MS|
|Alexandra Porczak||Kanadia Lab||Spring 2023||MS|
|Elliott Wilion||Nishiyama Lab||Fall 2022||MS|
|Alisa White||Kanadia Lab||Fall 2022||PhD|
|Kyle Drake||Kanadia Lab||Fall 2022||PhD|
Daniel Mulkey received an award from the DHHS/NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for his project, Molecular Signature of Parafacial Expiratory Neurons.
Xinnian Chen received an award from the National Science Foundation for her project, A Developmental Model to Understand the Process of Instructor Implementation of Evidence-Based Teaching Practices. Link Here
Andrew Moiseff received an NSF-DUE award as a Co-PI along with Tadarrayl Stark and PI, Daniel Burkey for their project Community, Identity, and Competence: Supporting Low-Income Students in Computing and the Data Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Link Here
Jeffrey Divino and John Redden received the Alan R. Bennett College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Public Health Policy Research Funding award for their project, Integrating Health Policy Into Undergraduate Life Science Curriculum. Link Here
Natale Sciolino received an award from the Brain Research Foundation for her project, Impact of Locus Coeruleus Dynamics on Gustatory Cortex Function. Link Here
Georgia Zarkada received an award from the National Institutes of Health for her project, Targeting TGFB Signaling to Treat Ocular Neovascular Disease. Link Here
Natale Sciolino, Alexander Jackson, and Anastasios Tzingounis received an internal grant from the Uconn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for shared equipment for their project, Miniature microscopes in behaving rodents for animal vivarium and behavioral spaces. Link Here
Linnaea Ostroff received an award from the National Institutes of Health for her project, New Strategies for molecular cell-type labeling in volume electron microscopy. Link Here
Linnaea Ostroff received an award from the National Institutes of Health for her project, A Versatile Approach for Highly Multiplexed, High Resolution Imaging of Endogenous Molecules. Link Here
Jianjun Sun was a Co-PI on an award for Kazunori Hoshino of Biomedical Engineering for their project, A light-sheet microscopy (LSM)-based, spatially-resolved 3D dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) instrument for developmental biology and physiology. Link Here
William Armstrong IV placed 1st, Julianna Herman placed 2nd, and Sydney Ballou placed 3rd in the 2023 Neuroscience at Storrs Symposium poster competition.
Andrew Beard and Danielle Caefer were selected to receive the PNB TA awards for excellence in teaching, 2022-2023.
Yetunde Akinlaja in Dr. Akiko Nishiyama’s lab earned the Kenneth & Paula Munson Family Fund for Student Support in Health Sciences Fellowship (ISG).
Monica Strain, a student in Dr. Daniel Mulkey’s lab was the recipient of an NIH F31 Fellowship.
Eugene Kim, an undergraduate student in Anastasios Tzingounis’ lab and William Armstrong IV, a graduate student in Alexander Jackson’s lab won the Nu Rho Psi Poster Award for Scientific Merit at the NEURON conference in April, 2023.