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Graduate Student News

January 2016:

Congrats to Caitlin McMenamin and Amanda White

Both Caitlin and Amanda have received travel awards to attend the upcoming Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, California.


July 2015:  Congratulations:

McMenamin, Caitlin

Caitlin A. McMenamin a member of Kirsteen N. Browning’s Lab, successfully passed her Comprehensive Exam, July 27, 2015

May 2015: Way to Go:

Congratulations to the following Anatomy students who have passed their Candidacy Exam in Spring 2015 and are a part of an Neural & Behavioral Sciences Department laboratory:

Michael D. Ludwig (Mentor: Patricia J. McLaughlin)

Michelle B. Titunick (Mentor: Patricia J. McLaughlin)

Thesis Defense:  March 2015

Emily Swartz Besecker

Emily-Defense 2

Congratulations to Anatomy Graduate Student, Emily M. Besecker. Student in Dr. Gregory Holmes Lab.

Emily presented her thesis defense “TRPV1 Activation and Gastric Vagal Afferent Dysfunction Following Experimental Spinal Cord Injury” on March 4, 2015.

Thesis Defense – August 2014

Amanda TroyAmanda Troy Pic Congratulations to Amanda Troy, Graduate Student in Dr. Kirsteen Browning Lab.Amanda presented her thesis defense “Diet-induced Modulation of Vagal Sensory Signaling” in August, 2014.

2014 Graduation Awards

Jessica Ann ImmonenImmonen,Jessica Congrats to the 2014 recipient of the Neural  and Behavioral Sciences Award. We wish Jessica the absolute best as she has moved onto Rocky  Mountain University of Health Professions to start her career.
Jared SmithJBS Head shot  Jared worked in Dr. Kevin Alloway’s laboratory in University Park. Jared received the following honors at the Penn State College of Medicine Graduation Ceremony

  • Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement
  • Linda L. Flickinger Award for outstanding scholarship in Neuroscience research in the Neuroscience Graduate Program.

We wish Jared the best as he continues his success working in the laboratory of Dr. Patrick Drew at University Park campus.

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