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Current Members

Andrea Vaccari, post doc (Scott Acton) 2014-present

               Current Biology, 2017

 

Mark Dombrovski, PhD student, Jefferson Fellow, 2015-present

               Current Biology, 2017

 

Leanne Poussard, undergraduate

Lucia Kmecova, undergraduate

Nitesh Alluri, undergraduate

Liam Kennedy, undergraduate

Grace Kaupas, undergraduate

Ian Linnville, undergraduate

Elizabeth Wat, undergraduate

Aishwarya Shrestha, undergraduate

Ngozi Akingbesote, undergraduate

 

Alumni

Postdocs

Heather Rieff 1999-2000

Worked in public relations at FASEB before taking job public relations/policy at NINDS

Publications: Development 131:997-1006 (Commentary:Developmental Cell 7:783)

See commentary in Science on career: policy career

 

Yong Yang 2008-2010 Currently doing post-doc at U. Penn

Ning Yang 2008-2009 Currently doing clinical post-doc at UVA

Yogita Shwade 2002-2003 Currently living in India

 

PhD Students

Jessica Couch 1998-2003, First PhD!; Currently staff scientist at Genetech

Development 131:997-1006 (Commentary:Developmental Cell 7:783)

Current Biology 12:741-743

 

Paul Sykes 1999-2003 MD/PhD,  Neurology at U. Alabama

Cell and Tissue Research 317:327-331

Development 130: 5557-5558

Developmental Biol. 286:207-216 (featured on cover)

 

John Chen Undergrad 1998-2000, PhD 2004-2009, Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic

Complexity 9:15-16

Development 131:997-1006 (Commentary:Developmental Cell 7:783)

International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 25: 341-347.

Developmental Biol. 320: 30-38

J Comp Neurology 515: 441-453

 

Elizabeth Daubert 2003-2010; post doc 2010-2011; currently post-doc in Tom Kidds lab

CSH Protocols. 2007: pdb.prot4770

CSH Protocols. 2007:pdb.prot4771

MCN 2010 MCN 44:297-306.

TINS 2010 TINS 33:424-434.

Nature Communications, 2012, 3:1156

 

Trisha Vickrey, graduate student (joint with Jill Venton, Chemistry), neuronal physiology, 2006-2012 currently doing MA at Harvard in science policy

Anal Chem. 2009 Nov 15;81(22):9306-13

ACS 2011 2, 723-729

 

Saurav Basu (joint with Scott Acton, Dept Electrical Eng.)

Biomedical Imaging, 2012, 996

Signals, Systems, Computer, Asilomar, 2011

Signals, Systems, Computer, Asilomar, 2010

 

Xenia Borue 2003-2008 (MD/PhD joint with Jill Venton/Chemistry)

Resident

(2010) J. Neurochem 10:1111 1471-1493

(2009) J. Neuroscience Methods, 179:300-308

2008 International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 25: 341-347.

 

Suvadip Mukherjee, PhD student, 2012-2016 IBM

 

               J Comp Phys 2015

               Biomedical Imaging, 2013, 448

               Biomedical Imaging, 2012, 717

 

 

Masters Students

Brad Justice, 2009, currently running a local Biotech Firm, Global Cell Solutions

David Ariew, 2011, currently working in the condron lab and local movie production company

Rachel Joynes, 2005 (U. of Bath, UK), doing PhD at UCL

Jenifer Soznowski, 2005, lecturer at JMU

Kirsten Arritt , Masters, 2011-1012

 

Technicians

Nick Macedonia, 2012

Nature Communications, 2012, 3:1156

 

Tatiana Gaidamak 2005-2006

Nella Solludakina 2006-2010

Cissy Perez , 2012-2113 VCU Medical School

 

Undergraduates

Nick Hogan, Harvard MBA program

               Current Biology, 2017

 

Elisabeth Schott, MS program in genetic counseling

               Winner Harrison Award

               Current Biology, 2017

 

Julia Decelles-Zwerneman, pre-medical training

 

Sarah Glier, undergraduate, MSTP program, UNC

               Winner Harrison Award

               J. Comp Phys, 2015

 

Kamilia Mohalem, pre-medical training

               Current Biology, 2017

 

Zoe Slepian, vision project  

J. Comp Phys, 2015

Winner Harrison Award

 

Taylor Nystrom, 2014

J. Comp Phys, 2015

 

Coleen Osborne, adaptation in locomotion , PhD program. U Florida Michael Dong 2012-2015, locomotion project , UVA medical school

 

Sarah Hooper, 2012-2015

 

Marisa Adhikusuma 2013-2014, undergraduate, locomotion project; currently in PhD program U. Pittsburgh

 

Kelsey Sundby 2013-2014,  undergraduate, vision project

*J. Comp Phys, 2015

*Winner Frank Finger Award for Thesis in Psychology

                             

Ben Rost 2013-2014, undergraduate, locomotion project

 

Alena Hoover, undergraduate 2009-2013, serotonin project.

 

Julia Cook, undergraduate 2012-2013, developing an assay to detect neuron degeneration using larval locomotion

 

Cissy Perez , 2012-2113 lab technician, currently a medical student at VCU

 

Jasmine Le, undergraduate 2011-2012, adaptation in locomotion

 

Kirsten Arritt , undergraduate student 2010-1012, neuronal tracing

 

Jeff Ahn , undergraduate 2012-1013, neuronal tracing

 

Andrew Lam, undergraduate 2010-2013, neuronal tracing

 

Julia King, undergraduate 2009-2012, larval coma recovery, MSTP student, Mt Sinai

*Harrison Award Winner

              

Jeremy Louissaint, 2010-2012 undergraduate, larval behavior, medical school, Cornell

 

Tom Choi, 2009-2010 Medical School, GWU

 

Ellen Uri 1998-2003 Currently finishing vet school at VT

 

*Development 131:997-1006 (Commentary:Developmental Cell 7:783)

 

 

Ginny Min, 2003-2005, Web designer in Austin, Texas,

*J. Neuroscience Meth. 145:63-72 pdf

 

Aaron McCrady 2008-2010; entered master's program McIntire School of Commerce

*Harrison Award Winner

              

Steven Busan 2009, entered PhD program at UNC

 

Matt Fifer 2009, entered PhD Program in Johns Hopkins

 

Stephanie Riddle 2004-2008; working in NY

 

Allison Wolfe 2006-2008; Med School Wake Forest

 

Heather Norman, finishing Med School at UVA,

*             Cell and Tissue Research 317:327-331

 

Zoe MacIsaac, finishing med school at UVA.

Joan Noelker, currently finishing med school at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin

 

Saam Dilmaghani, currently at Med School, UVEMS

 

Stephanie Cooper, 2005-2007, Med School UVA

*J. Neuroscience Methods, 179:300-308

 

Elisabeth Greer 1999-2002. Completed PhD at UCSF and now doing post-doc at UNC

 

George Hsu 1998-1999. Entered Medical School at UVA 2000. Now practices anesthesiology.

 

James Thomas 1999-2000. Entered Medical Scientist Training Program at UVA, 2001. Entering Cardio residency at UCSF 2010

 

John Chen 1999-2000. Entered Medical Scientist Training Program at UVA, 2001.

 

*             Development 131:997-1006 (Commentary:Developmental Cell 7:783)

 

Jason Porter 2000-2002. Entered Medical School at MCV, 2002.

 

Ranmali Bopitaliya 2000-2002.

 

High School students

Will Imbrie 2015 Harvard

Logan Foster 2015 UVa

Allison Hidalgo, 2014. continued onto Notre Dame

Charlie Sheehan, 2013, currently an undergraduate at UVA

Amy Hidalgo 2010, continued onto Notre Dame

Tom Choi 2006 entered UVA Neuroscience DMP, now at GWU Med School

Brian Chen 2009, became undergraduate at UVA

Travis Marshal Roth 2009 continued onto Notre Dame

Mona Badr 2010, went to undergraduate at Virginia Tech