Neuroscience Institute Fellowships for Undergraduate Research Awarded

The UT Neuroscience Institute awarded the 2015-2016 Merit Fellowships for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research to three area students, who will work in UTHSC labs this summer. Jessica Baker, Rhodes College, Chandler Martin, Christian Brothers University, and Jessica Rogoweic, Rhodes College, were selected by a committee at their respective institutions based on their academic excellence and strong interest in neuroscience. Jessica Baker will again work with Dr. Kristin Hamre, in Anatomy and Neurobiology, who's research is centered on the interaction between genetics and the nervious system. Chandler will work with Dr. Kristen O'Connell, in Physiology, who's research involves neural pathways regulating food intake and energy balance. Jessica Rogoweic will work with Dr. Kathryn McVicar, in Pediatric Neurology, who studies language regression, autism, epilepsy and immunology.

Previous Awardees

Catherine Gluszek, the Brother Dominic Dunn Award winner
Catherine Gluszek, Christian Brothers University receiving the The Brother Dominic Dunn Award
This award is presented annually by the faculty of the School of Sciences to the outstanding graduating senior with a major in science or mathematics. The award is given in the memory of Brother Dominic Dunn, F.S.C., to the graduate giving strong evidence of academic excellence and of service to the University and/or the community. Presented at the Student Research Poster Session. Established in 1992.

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