Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology

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Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology

The Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology is a vibrant department of scientific discovery and academic excellence. A key to our success has been our ability to recruit dynamic faculty at both the senior and junior levels, thus ensuring that our research and educational programs will continue to grow in excellence with an infusion of new ideas and energy.

Our mission is to conduct high impact internationally recognized research and to educate and train the next generation of leaders in biological sciences. As a department of neuroscientists, and developmental and regenerative biologists, we focus on understanding organismal, tissue and cellular function from molecules to behavior in health and disease.

The Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology invites applications for the following positions

Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty (Neuroscience)
External Candidates | Internal Candidates

Assistant Professor (Bioinformatics)
External Candidates | Internal Candidates

Congratulations to our NDRB PhD students whose outstanding research activities have been recognized with prestigious awards from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense.
Tara Flaugher

Tara Flaugher – Neuroscience PhD program

★Department of Defense: Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Award
★Pat Tillman Foundation: Tillman Scholar Award

Celia Gagliardi

Celia Gagliardi – Neuroscience PhD program

★National Institutes of Health: F31 Fellowship (NIH F31) - Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Morgan Johnston

Morgan Johnston – Neuroscience PhD program

★National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

James Jones

James Jones – Neuroscience PhD program

★National Institutes of Health: F31 Fellowship (NIH F31) - Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Shannon Landon

Shannon Landon – DRS PhD program

★National Institutes of Health: F31 Fellowship (NIH F31) - Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Courtney McMahon

Courtney McMahon – DRS PhD program

★National Institutes of Health: F31 Fellowship (NIH F31) - Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award

We congratulate the following students who successfully defended their Doctoral dissertations this summer

Vanessa Cerda, Ph.D.

Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Nicole Wicha, Ph.D.

"Two Times Four = Dos Por Cuatro: Simple Arithmetic Processing in the Bilingual Brain"

Ching Hsun Cheng, Ph.D.

Cell and Molecular Biology Program
Mentor: Gary Gaufo, Ph.D.

"Identifying Reprogramming Barriers to Totipotency"

Bryan Fowler, Ph.D.

Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Lindsey Macpherson, Ph.D.

"A Modest Petrosal: Elucidating Function and Molecular Identity in the Understudied Peripheral Taste Ganglion"

Yu-Huey Lin, Ph.D.

Cell and Molecular Biology Program
Mentor: John McCarrey, Ph.D.

"Analysis of Differential Epigenetic Reprogramming Potential among Pluripotent, Germ and Somatic Cell Types"

Lorena Roa De La Cruz, Ph.D.

Cell and Molecular Biology Program
Mentor: Brian Hermann, Ph.D.

"Mechanisms of Specification and Maintenance of Foundational Spermatogonial Stem Cells in Mice"

Jacqueline Williams, Ph.D.

Cell and Molecular Biology Program
Mentor: Gary Sunter, Ph.D.

"Hijacking of the Plant Transcription Factor TCP24 by Geminiviruses for the Regulation of Late Gene Expression"

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Interested in Applying to the DRS or Neuroscience Doctoral Program?

Applications are now open for Fall 2023 admission.
Application deadline for Fall 2023 is December 1, 2022.
DRS PhD flyer  |  DRS PhD website
Neuroscience PhD flyer  |  Neuroscience PhD website


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