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Dr. Debra Bangasser published in Scientific American Mind

Last fall, Dr. Bangasser co-chaired a mini-symposium at the Society for Neuroscience meeting on Sex Specific Mechanisms for Responding to Stress.  Based on this symposium, she was asked to write a magazine article for Scientific American Mind about the latest research on sex differences in stress responses. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/caregiving-stress-and-beauty-shots-of-the-brain/ https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/female-stress-a-faster-stronger-response/

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Congratulations to Matty Zimmerman, recipient of CARAS Travel Award

Matty Zimmerman has received a CARAS Travel Grant to travel to San Diego, CA for the Society for Neuroscience Conference in November for her work titled Differential modulation of glutamate dynamics in the dorsal striatum and nucleus accumbens during nicotine withdrawal.

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Congratulations to Alexandra Ellis, recipient of CARAS Grant

Alexandra recently received the CARAS grant to fund the research of her project, Adolescent Stress Increases Risk of Addiction: Role of AMPA Receptor Trafficking. She will be working with Dr. Lisa Briand.

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Alexandra Ellis awarded Neuroscience Travel Award

Alexandra Ellis, a Neuroscience Major working with Dr. Lisa Briand, has been awarded the 2016 Neuroscience Travel Award. She will be using the award to present her research project, Cocaine Addiction Increases Vulnerability to Stress: Role of AMPAR Trafficking, at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego in November.

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Congratulations to Matty Zimmerman: Recipient of an award in the BA/BS division of the Thomas Jefferson University Sigma Xi Research Day

Matty Zimmerman received an award in the BA/BS division of the Thomas Jefferson University Sigma Xi Research Day for her work titled “Spontaneous Nicotine Withdrawal Disrupts Flexible Decision-Making in Mice’”

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Congratulations Sarah Levine: Winner of Shane M. Artim & Stefan T. Lefkowitz Awards

Sarah Levin has been awarded the Shane M. Artim award and the Stefan T. Lefkowitz Memorial Scholarship as apart of the CLA annual awards.

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Congratulations to Christine Youwakim: Winner of the James H. Dunham Award

Christine Youwakim recently received one of the prestigious CLA Awards, the James. H. Dunham Award.

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Congratulations to Matthew Bruce: Winner of the Jules J. Sheldon D.D.S. Endowed Scholarship for Fall 2016

Matthew Bruce was the recent recipient of one of the esteemed CLA Awards: the Jules J. Sheldon D.D.S. Endowed Scholarship for Fall 2016.

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Congratulations to Aiste Cechaviciute- 2016 Diamond Research Scholar

Aiste Cechaviciute has been selected to participate in the 2016 Diamond Research Scholars Program to undertake her project entitled “Effects of nicotine and DhBE on contextual fear extinction memory consolidation” with Thomas Gould as her faculty mentor.

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Bangasser Lab research featured in ScienceNews piece

ScienceNews recently released an article featuring research from Dr. Debra Bangasser’s lab. “His stress is not like her stress” explores the way men and women react differently to pressure. For the full article, visit: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/his-stress-not-her-stress

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