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Batchelor, Alexandra
Sound localization behavior in Drosophila
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Mandelbaum, Gil
Basal Ganglia Circuitry Controlling Action Selection
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Patella, Paola
Mechanosensory representations in the Drosophila brain
Advisor: Rachel Wilson


Andreone, Benjamin
Regulation of transcytosis underlies blood-brain barrier permeability
Advisor: Chenghua Gu

Baum, Matthew
The Schizophrenia-Associated Gene, CSMD1, Encodes a Brain-Specific Complement Inhibitor
Advisor: Beth Stevens

Held, Richard
Scaffolding mechanisms supporting fast neurotransmitter release at the presynaptic active zone
Advisor: Pascal Kaeser

Milner, Elliott
Mechanisms of Intensity Encoding for Non-Image-Forming Visual Functions
Advisor: Michael Do

Minderer, Matthias
The Mesoscale Functional Organization of Mouse Cortex During Behavior
Advisor: Christopher Harvey

Nagy, Mark
New insights into activity-dependent transcription in the brain
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Raam, Tara
The contribution of hippocampal oxytocin receptors to social memory processing
Advisor: Amar Sahay

Ramesh, Rohan
Value representations in visual association cortex
Advisor: Mark Andermann

Rodin, Rachel
The Human Brain as a Mosaic: Somatic Mutation in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aging, and Neurodegeneration
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Somhegyi, Hannah
Neuropeptides in Neural Circuits and Behavior
Advisor: Dragana Rogulja

Starkweather, Clara
Hidden State Inference in the Midbrain Dopamine System
Advisor: Naoshige Uchida

Yip, Zhiqi
Dendrite patterning as a model for self-organizing systems
Advisor: Maxwell Heiman

Yung, Andrea
Functional characterization of Netrin-1 and its role in CNS-PNS boundary maintenance in the developing vertebrate brainstem
Advisor: Lisa Goodrich

Zhang, Xingjie
Control of Drosophila Courtship by Mating Drive
Advisor: Dragana Rogulja


Bear, Daniel
A Variant Mode of Mammalian Olfaction
Advisor: Sandeep Datta

Driscoll, Laura
Dynamic reorganization of neuronal activity patterns in parietal cortex
Advisor: Christopher Harvey

Durresi, Ershela
Genome-wide identification and analysis of human neuronal activity-dependent enhancers in evolution and disease
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Freret, Morgan
Molecular and functional characterization of diverse Pet1 lineage-defined neuron subtypes of the brainstem raphe system
Advisor: Susan Dymecki

Hou, Xun
Central Control Circuit for Context-dependent Micturition
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Litvina, Elizabeth
Functional Convergence at the Mouse Retinogeniculate Synapse
Advisor: Chinfei Chen

Liu, Jinyue
Molecular Determinants of Dendritic Patterning in the Mammalian Retina
Advisor: Joshua Sanes

Luo, Zhihao
Dissociating components of visuo-spatial attention
Advisor: John Maunsell

Neubarth, Nicole
Molecularly Distinct, Meissner-corpuscle-associated Mechanoreceptors: A Potential Strategy for Efficient Enhancement of Spatial Acuity
Advisor: David Ginty

Neufeld, Shay
Function and modulation of striatal patch compartments
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Pashkovski, Stanislav
A Chemical Odor Map in Cortex
Advisor: Sandeep Datta

Wu, Yuwen
Modeling activity-dependent synaptic competition via a novel coculture system
Advisor: Beth Stevens

Ye, Zhanlei
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors Impacting Local Circuit Inhibition in the Neocortex
Advisor: Takao Hensch


Coulter, Michael
Two stories of neurodevelopment: Exosome-mediated secretion of sonic hedgehog and Somatic mutation in disorders of DNA damage repair
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Donahue, Rachel
The role of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in the neurobiology of stress-related behaviors
Advisor: William Carlezon

Dosumu-Johnson, Ryan
An anatomical and functional dissection of the role Pet1 raphe neurons play in neonatal cardiorespiratory homeostasis
Advisor: Susan Dymecki

Emanuel, Alan
Signal Integration and Diversification by Melanopsin-Expressing Retinal Ganglion Cells
Advisor: Michael Do

Jikomes, Nick
Pre-emptive stimulation of AgRP neurons in fed mice enables conditioned food seeking under threat
Advisor: Mark Andermann

Kinde, Benyam
Biochemical and genomic analysis of MeCP2 and brain-enriched DNA methylation
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Lee, Ga Young
Organization of postsynaptic assembly by filamin at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction
Advisor: Thomas Schwarz

Mandel-Brehm, Caleigh
A behavioral and molecular approach for understanding Angelman Syndrome
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

McLachlan, Ian
Genetic control of dendrite morphogenesis in C. elegans
Advisor: Maxwell Heiman

Millman, Daniel
Emergence of Reward Coding in the Olfactory System
Advisor: Venkatesh Murthy

Morcos, Ari
Population dynamics in parietal cortex during evidence accumulation for decision-making
Advisor: Christopher Harvey

Nugent, Alicia
Hyperactive alpha2-chimaerin reveals the complexity of axon guidance signaling pathways in motor neuron development
Advisor: Elizabeth Engle

Otchy, Timothy
Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Skill Learning, Adaptation, and Maintenance
Advisor: Bence Ölveczky

Pease, Sarah
Survival mechanisms of peripheral sensory axons
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Roberson, David P
Analysis of Voluntary Behavior to Interrogate Neural Function
Advisor: Clifford Woolf

Simon, Alex
Re-expression of MeCP2 in early adulthood recovers cortical function in Rett syndrome
Advisor: Michela Fagiolini

Tan, Taralyn
Blueprints for Smell: Defining the Architecture of the Necklace Olfactory System
Advisor: Sandeep Datta

Tian, Ju
Neural circuit mechanisms underlying dopamine reward prediction errors
Advisor: Naoshige Uchida

Tobin, William
Wiring Variations That Enable and Constrain Neural Computation in a Sensory Microcircuit
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Trott, Alexander
Contextual modulation of early visual processing and the role of cortico-cortical feedback
Advisor: Richard Born

Wee, Caroline
Neuromodulatory Control of Motivated Behavior in the Larval Zebrafish
Advisor: Florian Engert

Williams, Erika
Coding of internal senses: vagal gut-to-brain circuits
Advisor: Stephen Liberles

Wiltschko, Alexander
The Structure of Mouse Behavior
Advisor: Sandeep Datta

Xu, Zhaoying
Subtype-Specific Corticostriatal Projection Neuron Developmental Gene Expression and Corticospinal Expression of the Paroxysmal Nonkinesigenic Dyskinesia Gene
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis


Baker, Allison
Encoding and Decoding Mechanosensory Information on Multiple Timescales
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Bell, Joseph
Non-linear Stimulus Integration in Olfactory Computation
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Bogart, Luke Joseph
Synaptic specificity and plasticity in parvalbumin-basket cell circuits
Advisor: Takao Hensch

Chambers, Anna
Progressive recovery of cortical and midbrain sound feature encoding following profound cochlear neuropathy.
Advisor: Daniel Polley

Dunn, Timothy
Brain-Wide Neural Dynamics Underlying Looming-Evoked Escapes And Spontaneous Exploration
Advisor: Florian Engert

Fenstermacher, Sara
From nucleus to axon: Spatial regulation of bclw mRNA promotes neurotrophin-dependent axon survival
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Hildebrand, David
Whole-brain functional and structural examination in larval zebrafish
Advisor: Florian Engert

Jayaraman, Divya
The role of centriole biogenesis in control of brain size
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Kimm, Tilia
Potassium and Sodium Currents Regulating Pacemaking and Burst Firing in Substantia Nigra Dopamine Neurons
Advisor: Bruce Bean

Kostadinov, Dimitar Vladimirov
Mechanism and function of dendritic self-avoidance and self/non-self discrimination in the mammalian nervous system
Advisor: Joshua Sanes

Koussa, Mounir
The Biophysics of Vertebrate Hearing: A Single Molecule Approach
Advisor: David Corey

Krol, Alexandra
Regulation of neuronal dendrite development and migration by the atypical cadherin Fat3
Advisor: Lisa Goodrich

Lutas, Andrew
Cellular Metabolism Modulates Ion Channels That Regulate Neuronal Excitability
Advisor: Gary Yellen

Murphy, Alexander
RNA and Protein Networks That Locally Control Brain Wiring During Development
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis

Poddar, Rajesh
A high-throughput system for automated training combined with continuous long-term neural recordings in rodents
Advisor: Bence Ölveczky

Provost, Allison
Serotoninergic Modulation of the Olfactory Bulb
Advisor: Venkatesh Murthy

Reh, Rebecca Kiefer
A rapid peak in gamma power signals critical period plasticity in the developing mouse visual cortex
Advisor: Takao Hensch

Srikanth, Priya
Schizophrenia-Relevant Disc1 Interruption Alters WNT Signaling and Cell Fate in Human IPSC-Derived Neurons
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Strochlic, David
Molecular and Genetic Analysis of the Vagus Nerve
Advisor: Stephen Liberles

Susman, Michael Wen
The Wnt5a-Ror Signaling Pathway in the Morphogenesis of the Embryo
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Wertz, Mary
Aberrant microRNA Expression in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Motor Neurons
Advisor: Mustafa Sahin

Yamada-Hanff, Jason
Regulation of hippocampal pyramidal neuron excitability by subthreshold voltage-dependent conductances
Advisor: Bruce Bean

You, Wenjia
Lineage and Functional Analyses of Specific Subsets of Retinal Progenitor Cells
Advisor: Constance Cepko


Chu, Yun
The Role of Protein Kinase C in Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Eshel, Neir
Arithmetic and local circuitry underlying dopamine prediction errors
Advisor: Naoshige Uchida

Fisek, Mehmet
Connectivity and computations in higher-order olfactory neurons in Drosophila
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Garst Orozco, Jonathan
Advisor: Bence Ölveczky

Hauser, Jessica
Mechanisms Shaping Excitatory Transmission at the Developing Retinogeniculate Synapse
Advisor: Chinfei Chen

Hu, Wen
Building a Bigger Brain:Centriole Control of Cerebral Cortical Development
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Lehrman, Emily
Innate immune molecules direct microglia-mediated developmental synaptic refinement
Advisor: Beth Stevens

Liu, Wendy
Dissecting Olfactory Circuits in Drosophila
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Luth, Eric
Physiological and Pathological Characterization of Alpha-Synuclein Oligomers
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Nishitani, Allison
The role of Netrin-1 in semicircular canal morphogenesis
Advisor: Lisa Goodrich

Oldenburg, Ian
Basal Ganglia Modulation of Cortical Firing Rates in a Behaving Animal
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Saunders, Arpiar
Circuit interactions between the cortex and basal ganglia
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Stoppel, David
Social Behavior and Gene Expression Disturbances in Mouse Models of Angelman Syndrome and Idic15 Autism
Advisor: Matthew Anderson

Thanawala, Monica
Control of Neurotransmitter Release Properties by Presynaptic Calcium
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Vujovic, Nina
Functional organization of the circadian timing system
Advisor: Clifford Saper


Bialas, Allison
Initiating Complement-dependent Synaptic Refinement: Mechanisms of Neuronal C1q Regulation
Advisor: Beth Stevens

Choi, Eun Young
The Organization of Corticostriatal Connectivity in the Human Brain
Advisor: Randy Buckner

Eisner, Adriana
Phosphatome RNAi Screen Identifies Eya1 as a Positive Regulator of Hedgehog Signal Transduction
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Feliu-Mojer, Monica
Coupling the small GTPase Rab3 to the Synaptic Vesicle Cycle
Advisor: Joshua Kaplan

Ferrero, David
Olfactory control of instinctive behaviors
Advisor: Stephen Liberles

Ibarra, Yessenia
Characterization of human TRPA1 and TRPV1 channels in response to naturally occurring defensive compounds
Advisor: David Clapham

LeBlanc, Jocelyn
Critical period plasticity and sensory function in a neuroligin-3 model of autism
Advisor: Michela Fagiolini

Lou, Shan
Advisor: Qiufu Ma

Malik, Athar
Genome-wide identification and characterization of stimulus-responsive enhancers in the nervous system
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Mardinly, Alan
Regulation of Synapse Development by Activity Dependent Transcription in Inhibitory Neurons
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Mejia, Luis
Interaction Proteomics of Autism Spectrum Disorder- and Intellectual Disability-Associated Proteins Identifies A Novel Hap1-Tsc1 Signaling Link That Controls Neuronal mTORC1 Signaling and Pyramidal Neuron Morphogenesis
Advisor: Azad Bonni

Quast, Kathleen
Functional Development and Plasticity of Parvalbumin Cells in Visual Cortex: Role of Thalamocortical Input
Advisor: Takao Hensch

Rice, Heather
Regulation of the proteolytic processing and function of Amyloid Precursor Protein by candidate ligands
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Sadegh, Cameron
Directed differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells into neocortical output neurons
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis

Salogiannis, John
Regulation of excitatory synapse development by the RhoGEF Ephexin5
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Van't Veer, Ashlee
Role of Kappa-Opioid Receptors in Stress-Induced Behaviors
Advisor: William Carlezon

Wu, Zheng
Molecular Dissection of Neural Circuits Underlying Parental Behavior in Mice
Advisor: Catherine Dulac


Brady, Daniel
Mechanisms of Cross-Modal Refinement by Visual Experience
Advisor: Takao Hensch

De la Huerta, Irina
Expression and Role of Cadherins in the Mammalian Visual System
Advisor: Joshua Sanes

Ganesh, Vijay
Identification and Characterization of Genes Essential for Human Brain Development
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Gelfand, Maria
Characterization of the in vivo function of Neuropilin1 during development
Advisor: Chenghua Gu

Han, Juliette
The Role of TSC in Oligodendrocyte Differentiation and Myelination
Advisor: Mustafa Sahin

Hong, Soyon
Probing the in vivo economy of amyloid beta-protein during the development of Alzheimer’s disease-type pathology
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Huang, Kuo-Hua
Control of Turning Behaviors by Spinal Projection Neurons in the Larval Zebrafish
Advisor: Florian Engert

Lehnert, Brendan
The role of TRP channels in auditory transduction and amplification in Drosophila
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Min, Lia
Experience-Dependent Loss of Cross-Modal Plasticity in Mouse Visual Cortex
Advisor: Michela Fagiolini

Ni, Amy
Visual Attention and the Role of Normalization
Advisor: John Maunsell

Ruff, Douglas
Neuronal Tuning and its Role in Attention
Advisor: Richard Born

Smolyanskaya, Alexandra
Dynamics of cortical decision circuits during changes in the fidelity of sensory representations
Advisor: Richard Born

Soskis, Michael
A chemical-genetic study of EphB receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in the developing nervous system
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Wang, Alice
Neural substrates of choosing actions and motivational drive, a role for the striatum
Advisor: Naoshige Uchida

Wang, Oulu
Glucocorticoids regulate kisspeptin neurons during stress and contribute to infertility and obesity in leptin-deficient mice
Advisor: Joseph Majzoub

Zhou, Yi
Olfactory Transduction and Taste Processing in Drosophila
Advisor: Rachel Wilson


Bock, Dravida
Network anatomy and in vivo physiology from a group of visual cortical neurons
Advisor: R. Clay Reid

Carter, Brett
Sodium Current during and between Action Potentials of GABAergic and Glutamatergic Neurons
Advisor: Bruce Bean

Cury, Kevin
The Role of Spike Timing in Odor Coding During Sniffing
Advisor: Naoshige Uchida

Dakin, Kelly
Novel Biological Functions of Hemoglobin in the Brain
Advisor: Bruce Yankner

Fitzgerald, Jamie
Generalized associative representations in parietal cortex
Advisor: John Assad

Kaczmarek, Jan
Novel activation mechanisms of TRPC5 reveal its participation in neuronal growth cone collapse
Advisor: David Clapham

Kerlin, Aaron
Response properties of inhibitory neuron subtypes in mouse visual cortex
Advisor: R. Clay Reid

Litterman, Nadia
A Ubiquitin Ligase Signaling Mechanism Regulates Golgi Morphology and Dendrite Patterning
Advisor: Azad Bonni

Myoga, Michael
Calcium-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity in the Cerebellum
Advisor: Wade Regehr


Abdel-Azim, Eiman
Molecular Controls over Neocortical Neuronal Diversity and Oligodendrocyte Development
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis

Appler, Jessica
The Molecular and Morphological Development of Spiral Ganglion Neurons
Advisor: Lisa Goodrich

Bilimoria, Parizad
Signaling Mechanisms Regulating Neuronal Morphogenesis in the Cerebellar Cortex
Advisor: Azad Bonni

Bortnick, Rachel
Genetic Dissection of the Dscam Pathway
Advisor: Dietmar Schmucker

Buchman, Joshua
Roles of centrosome proteins associated with primary microcephaly in mammalian corticogenesis
Advisor: Li-Huei Tsai

Courchesne-Schlink, Stephanie
Spatial Aspects of Neuronal Survival Signaling in Sensory Neurons
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

de la Torre Ubieta, Luis
Transcriptional Regulation of Neuronal Polarity
Advisor: Azad Bonni

Giessel, Andrew
Local, Non-linear Regulation of Synaptic Signals at Dendritic Spines of CA1 Pyramidal Cells
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Hong, Youn-Young
Structure and Development of Retinal Ganglion Cells
Advisor: Joshua Sanes

Knoll, Allison
Role of Kappa Opioid Receptors in Fear and Anxiety-like Behaviors in Rats
Advisor: William Carlezon

Kurshan, Peri
The Role of Alpha2delta-3 in Calcium-Channel Localization, Synaptic Function and Bouton Formation
Advisor: Thomas Schwarz

Magnotti, Laura
Gap Junctions Between Astrocytes and Oligodendrocytes are Critical for Normal Glial Function
Advisor: David Paul

Neal, Jason
Insights into the role of Filamin A and ARFGEF2 genes in periventricular heterotopia formation
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Sadacca, Leigh
Circadian Clocks in Behavior and Physiology
Advisor: Charles Weitz

Sturgill, James
Activity-dependent Regulation of Synapse Structure and Function: Roles of PSD-95 and the Metabolic Sensor, AMPK
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Witt, Rochelle
Of Structure and Function: The Nature of the Sonic Hedgehog-Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan Interaction
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Yang, Yue
A Cdc20-APC Ubiquitin Signaling Pathway Regulates Presynaptic Differentiation
Advisor: Azad Bonni


Abraira, Victoria
Molecular Mechanisms of Inner Ear Morphogenesis
Advisor: Lisa Goodrich

Christensen, Adam
The Role of TRP Channels in Mechanosensation
Advisor: David Corey

Flavell, Steven
Regulation of synapse development by the activity-regulated transcription factor MEF2
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Ge, Xuecai
Functions of the Centrosome in Embryonic Neurogenesis
Advisor: Li-Huei Tsai

Gouwens, Nathan
Processing of Neural Signals in the Drosophila Olfactory System
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Hong, Elizabeth
Functional Significance of Neuronal Activity-Dependent Transcriptional Regulation in the Nervous System
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Hunter, John
Spatial Integration of Motion Signals in Macaque MT
Advisor: Richard Born

Kovtun, Misao
Characterization of an Importin beta11 Mutant at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction
Advisor: Thomas Schwarz

Libedinsky, Camilo
Neuronal Mechanisms of Visual Perception Role of Early Visual and Prefrontal Cortical Areas in Conscious Awareness
Advisor: Margaret Livingstone

Mosca, Timothy
Nuclear Import and Synapse to Nucleus Signalling at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction
Advisor: Thomas Schwarz

Ramdya, Pavan
Direction selectivity in the larval zebrafish optic tectum
Advisor: Florian Engert

Rappley, Irit
Selective Effects of Alpha-Synuclein on Membrane Phospholipids and Mitochondrial Function
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Tanner, Geoffrey
K(ATP) Channels, Metabolism, and Neuronal Excitability
Advisor: Gary Yellen

Tischfield, Max
Human eye movement disorders help identify molecular and genetic etiologies of novel neurological syndromes
Advisor: Elizabeth Engle


Albeanu, Dinu
Multimodal Imaging of Sensory Inputs and Neuronal Coding in the Rodent Olfactory Bulb
Advisor: Venkatesh Murthy

Berg, James
Imaging Neuronal Metabolism
Advisor: Gary Yellen

Ch'ng, Yeang
Functional Imaging of Cellular and Vascular Activity in Visual Cortex
Advisor: R. Clay Reid

Colodner, Kenneth
Using Drosophila to investigate the glial contribution to neurodegenerative disorders
Advisor: Mel Feany

Haushofer, Johannes
Cortical Object Representations
Advisor: Margaret Livingstone

Hyde, Rhonda
Genetic Analysis of Protein Kinase C and MAPK in C. elegans mechanosensation
Advisor: Anne Hart

Koundakjian, Edmund
An analysis of the development of the cochlear-vestibular ganglion
Advisor: Lisa Goodrich

Lu, Alice
Potential Roles for Ubiquilin 1 in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis
Advisor: Rudolph Tanzi

Lu, Ju
Connectomic Studies of the Mammalian Neuromuscular System
Advisor: Jeff Lichtman

Olsen, Shawn
Synaptic and Circuit Mechanisms of Odor Processing in Drosophila
Advisor: Rachel Wilson

Ponce, Carlos
Integrating Visual Information Through Parallel Pathways
Advisor: Richard Born

Shankar, Ganesh
Soluble Abeta Oligomers and Synaptic Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Simon, David
microRNA Regulation of Synapse Function in C.elegans
Advisor: Joshua Kaplan


Bikoff, Jay
Molecular mechanisms regulating cortical development: From neurons to synapses
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Chung, Eunju
Axonal Transport of Synaptic Components and Synaptogenesis in Drosophila
Advisor: Thomas Schwarz

Gopal, Rajesh
Regulation of DNA Double-Strand Break Repair by Parkin
Advisor: Bruce Yankner

Harrar, Dana
An RNA Interference Screen Identifies New Molecules Required for Mammalian Synapse Development
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Hass, Matthew
Identification of Novel Roles of the Amyloid Precursor Protein in Signal Transduction
Advisor: Bruce Yankner

Hemming, Matthew
Regulation of Amyloid b-Protein Levels by Proteolytic Degradation and its Implications for Alzheimer's disease
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Herrington, Todd
Attentional Shifts in Parietal Cortex and Behavior
Advisor: John Assad

Hooks, Bryan
Functional Development of the Retinogeniculate Synapse
Advisor: Chinfei Chen

Hughes, Michael
A Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of Dscam Signaling in Dendrite Morphogenesis
Advisor: Dietmar Schmucker

Kontopoulos, Eirene
Mechanisms of a-synuclein Neurotoxicity in Parkinson's Disease
Advisor: Mel Feany

Safo, Patrick
The Role of endocannabinoids in Synaptic Plasticity at the Granule Cell to Purkinje Cell Synapse
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Soler-Llavina, Gilberto
Compartmentalization and modulation of synaptic signaling in dendrites and spines
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Vijayan, Sujith
Characterization of Activity in the Primary Somatosensory Cortex During Active Behavior and Sleep
Advisor: Emery Brown


Ardayfio, Paul
Behavioral Investigation of Cognitive Function in Mouse Models of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
Advisor: Kwang-Soo Kim

Bloodgood, Brenda
Biochemical Compartmentalization and Synaptic Signaling in Spines
Advisor: Bernardo Sabatini

Choi, Yoojin
Mitogenic Niches in the Developing Cerebellum
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

de Vries, Saskia
Modulation of Retinal Responses by Single Amacrine Cells
Advisor: Markus Meister

Dekker, John
Molecular Analysis of Gating in Voltage-Dependent Ion Channels
Advisor: Gary Yellen

Dietz, Shelby
Plasticity and Development of the Mitral-Granule Reciprocal Synapse in the Mammalian Olfactory Bulb
Advisor: Venkatesh Murthy

Edson, Eleanore
Contributions of Glutamate Transporters and Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors to Synaptic Transmission Over Development at the Retinogeniculate Synapse
Advisor: Chinfei Chen

Fantana, Antoniu
Odor Processing in the Olfactory Bulb: Structure of Mitral Cell Receptive Fields
Advisor: Markus Meister

Glater, Elizabeth
The Mechanism for Axonal Transport of Mitochondria in Drosophila
Advisor: Thomas Schwarz

Goddard, Carson
MHC Class I and the Homeostatic Regulation of CNS Synapses
Advisor: Carla Shatz

Gooley, Joshua
Entrainment of the Circadian Timing System by Light and Food
Advisor: Clifford Saper

Griffin, Robert
Gene Expression Associated with Neuropathic Pain
Advisor: Clifford Woolf

Hafler, Brian
Transcriptional Regulation of Olig2 in Motor Neuron Development
Advisor: David Rowitch

Hartman, Kenichi
Regulation of Neuronal Morphology and Synaptic Development by Activity
Advisor: Venkatesh Murthy

Jackson, Alexander
Subthreshold Currents Underlying the Spontaneous Firing of Hypothalamic Pacemaker Neurons
Advisor: Bruce Bean

Khurana, Vikram
Mitogenic signaling and cell-cycle activation mediate neurodegeneration in Drosophila
Advisor: Mel Feany

Koprivica, Vuk
Mechanisms of Myelin Regeneration Inhibition
Advisor: Zhigang He

Lehtinen, Maria
Survival and Death Signaling Pathways: From Single Cells to Organisms
Advisor: Azad Bonni

Marcus, Jacob
Orexin Receptors and the Central Autonomic System
Advisor: Joel Elmquist

McKellar, Claire
A Program of New Gene Expression Induced by Synaptogenesis
Advisor: Carla Shatz

Molyneaux, Bradley
Molecular Development of Corticospinal Motor Neurons
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis

Patten, Brooke
Molecular Mechanisms of Radial Glia Formation in the Developing Cerebellum
Advisor: Gabriel Corfas

Samuels, Benjamin
Physiological Functions of Cdk5 in the Nervous System
Advisor: Li-Huei Tsai

Yiu, Glenn
Signaling Mechanisms Limiting Axon Regeneration in the Adult Central Nervous System
Advisor: Zhigang He


Basu, Alo
Characterization of an Amine-Modulated Stress Neuropeptide System in Homarus americanus
Advisor: Edward Kravitz

Emerson, Mark
A Misexpression Genetic Screen in Drosophila Identifies Candidate Axon Guidance Factors with Differential Expression
Advisor: David Van Vactor

Harpavat, Sanjiv
Roles of Thyroid Hormone in Chick Retinal Development
Advisor: Constance Cepko

Kraves, Sebastián
Molecular Analyses of the Circadian Control of Locomotor Activity in Mammals
Advisor: Charles Weitz

Maimon, Gaby
Cortex, Vision and Action
Advisor: John Assad

Roberson, Christov
G Protein Regulation of Inwardly Rectifying Potassium Channels
Advisor: David Clapham

Shen, Jun
Using Forward and Reverse Genetics to Study Genes That Control the Size of the Brain
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Tran, Hien
A Role for Forkheads in the Response to Stress
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Wang, Duo
Negative regulation of RNA interference in Caenorhabditis elegans
Advisor: Gary Ruvkun

Whalen, Brian
Early Events in Alzheimer's Disease: An Examination of Amyloid-Beta Protofibril Biology
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Zakhary, Lisa
Anatomical and Functional Analysis of MicroRNAs in Mammalian Olfactory Neurogenesis
Advisor: Catherine Dulac


Altevogt, Bruce
Analysis of connexins in myelination
Advisor: David Paul

Bianchetta, Michael
Self-Association of the Muscle-Specific Receptor Tyrosine Kinase MuSK
Advisor: Jonathan Cohen

Blair, Nathaniel
Contributions of Voltage-gated Sodium, Calcium and Potassium Currents to the Excitability of Nociceptive Sensory Neurons
Advisor: Bruce Bean

Brittis, Perry
RNA Based Mechanisms for Locally Regulating Axon Guidance Decisions
Advisor: John Flanagan

Chae, Teresa
Genetic and Phenotypic Analysis of the hyh Mouse Mutant
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Chyung, Jay
Cell Surface Events in the Amyloidogenic Processing of the Amyloid Precursor Protein
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Currier, Sophie
Genetics of Walker-Warburg Syndrome A Disorder of Brain, Muscle and Eye Development
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Deuel, Thomas
Doublecortin and the Doublecortin-like Kinase in CNS Development and Plasticity
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Foster, Kelly
Mechanisms and Functional Consequences of Short-Term Plasticity at Excitatory Synapses in the Cerebellum
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Greka, Anna
TRP Channels and the Cytoskeleton: Implications for Neuronal Growth and Cellular Motility
Advisor: David Clapham

Heerssen, Heather
Mechanisms of Trk Receptor Retrograde Transport and Signaling
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Kimberly, William
Intramembrane Proteolysis and Signal Transduction: The g-Secretase Complex and its Connection to Alzheimer's Disease
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Ko, Jane
CDK5 in Neuronal Development and Potential Regulation of Kinesins
Advisor: Li-Huei Tsai

Konopka, Genevieve
Regulation of STAT3 Signaling in Astrocyte Transformation
Advisor: Azad Bonni

Sandoval, Gisela
Molecular Genetic Analysis of an Interaction between the Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter and Synaptobrevin in Caenorhabditis Elegans
Advisor: Gary Ruvkun

Sauvageot, Claire
Genomic Analysis of Fate Choice in Cortical Progenitor Cells
Advisor: Charles Stiles

St. Pierre, Susan
Neuronal specification in Drosophila: the roles of rotund and squeeze, two related zinc finger genes
Advisor: Stefan Thor

Webster, Sarah
Structures and mechanisms of gating in Shaker voltage-dependent potassium channels
Advisor: Gary Yellen

Yang, Fu-Chia
The Potential Role for the EGF Receptor System in the Circadian Regulation of Locomotor Activity
Advisor: Charles Weitz


Carter, Alexandre
Neurotrophin Modulation of Cerebellar Development and Synaptic Plasticity
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Catapano, Lisa
Stage-Specific Control over Neocortical Callosal Projection Neuron Survival and Differentiation
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis

Chang, Dennis
Circadian Clock Molecules of a Lepidopteran Insect, Antheraea pernyi, and Comparisons with the Fruit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Steven Reppert

Chou, Thomas
Regulation of Sleep-Wake Timing: Circadian Rhythms and Bistability of Sleep-Wake States
Advisor: Clifford Saper

Do, Michael
Generation and Regulation of Pacemaking in Subthalamic Neurons
Advisor: Bruce Bean

Griffin, Edmund
Light, Cryptochrome, and Circadian Clocks
Advisor: Charles Weitz

Moran, Magdalene
TLF is a Functional Regulator or Transcription with Targets that are Distinct from the TATA-Box Binding Protein (TBP)
Advisor: David Clapham

Nadal-Vicens, Mireya
Signaling Mechanisns that Govern the Switch from Neuronal to Astrocyte Differentiation in Neocortical Progenitors
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Nigh, Elizabeth
The Control of Protein Expression During Adaptive Neuronal Responses
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Olveczky, Bence
Retinal Processing of Natural Motion
Advisor: Markus Meister

Rodriguez, Carolyn
Innovating Genetic Technology to Map the Origin of the Precerebellar System
Advisor: Susan Dymecki

Taddese, Abraha
Electrophysiology of Spontaneously Active Tuberomammillary Nucleus Neurons
Advisor: Bruce Bean

Tavazoie, Sohail
The Development of Neural Connections from Retina to Thalamus: Maturation and Plasticity of Receptive Fields
Advisor: R. Clay Reid

Trinidad, Jonathan
The Localization and Function of Neuregulin and the ErbB Receptors at the Neuromuscular Junction
Advisor: Jonathan Cohen

Wang, Kevin
Signaling Mechanisms Underlying Inhibition of Axonal Regeneration by CNS Myelin
Advisor: Zhigang He

Zhang, Ying
Where is it? Deriving Stimulus Location from the Responses of Visual Neurons
Advisor: R. Clay Reid


Carter, Adam
Synaptic Transmission at Cerebellar Stellate Cells
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Deans, Michael
Connexin 36 Localization and Function within the Rod Pathways of the Mouse Retina
Advisor: David Paul

Gaus, Stephanie
Neuroanatomic Substrates for Circadian Control of Sleep
Advisor: Clifford Saper

Lin, Jerry
I. Characterization of an NMDA Receptor- Associated Complex Centered around NR1 II. The Role of AMPA Receptor Trafficking in Synaptic Plasticity
Advisor: Morgan Sheng

Reppas, John
Saccadic Eye Movements and Early Vision
Advisor: R. Clay Reid

Seth, Kim
A Molecular Genetic Investigation of the Role of RE-1/REST in the Transcriptional Regulation of the Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) Gene
Advisor: Joseph Majzoub

Tsao, Doris
Advisor: Margaret Livingstone

Vedantham, Vasanth
Moving Parts of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels
Advisor: Stephen Cannon


Atluri, Pradeep
The Role of Presynaptic Calcium in Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Awobuluyi, Marc
Translational Control of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Subunit 1 (NMDAR1) Expression
Advisor: Stuart Lipton

Borghesani, Paul
Neuronal Migration in Development and Degeneration
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Brown, Solange
Local Circuits in the Retina: Spatial Sensitivity, Contrast Adaptation and Direction Selectivity of Retinal Ganglion Cells
Advisor: Richard Masland

Chao, Steven
GAP-43: Regulation and Function
Advisor: Larry Benowitz

Christie, Richard
In vivo Imaging of Amyloid Deposition in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease
Advisor: Bradley Hyman

Chua, Katrin
Remodeling of the Spliceosome for Catalysis of Exon Ligation
Advisor: Robin Reed

Conway, Bevil
Mechanisms of Color and Motion in Monkey Visual Cortex
Advisor: Margaret Livingstone

Garcia, Jesus
Activation and Regulation of Mechanosensitive Ion Channels
Advisor: David Corey

Kang, Shin Jung
A Dual Role of Capase-11 under Pathological and Physiological Conditions
Advisor: Junying Yuan

Kreitzer, Anatol
Activity-Dependent Modulation of Synaptic Strength in the Central Nervous System
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Magavi, Sanjay
Induction of Neurogenesis in the Neocortex of Adult Mice and Assessment of the Functional Integration of Adult-born Neurons
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis

Mason, Heather
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Chain Migration
Advisor: Gabriel Corfas

Morrill, James
Biophysical Properties of the Skeletal Muscle L-Type Calcium Channel in Health and Disease
Advisor: Stephen Cannon

Orlando, Lianna
Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors in Rat Striatum: Interactions with NMDA Receptors
Advisor: Anne Young

Scharf, Jeremiah
Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Region in Mouse and Man: Applications for Understanding Disease Pathogenesis
Advisor: Louis Kunkel


Aghi, Manish
Improving the Efficacy of Chemosensitizing Brain Tumor Gene Therapies
Advisor: Xandra Breakefield

Choi, Yun-Beom
Molecular Analysis of Modulatory Sites on the NMDA Receptor: Redox, Zn2+, and Nitric Oxide-Related Species
Advisor: Stuart Lipton

Day, Michelle
The Effects of Serotonin 5-HT2A Agonists and Antagonists on High-Voltage-Activated Calcium Currents in Prefrontal Pyramidal Neurons
Advisor: Steven Hyman

Dittman, Jeremy
Presynaptic Modulation of Transmitter Release in the Central Nervous System
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Horowitz, Lisa
Connectivity in the Mouse Olfactory System
Advisor: Linda Buck

Malick, Amy
On Trigeminohypothalamic Pain Pathways and How they Contribute to Anorexic Behavior
Advisor: Rami Burstein

Nadeau, Philip
An Investigation of the Role of Apolipoproteins, Lipoproteins and the Presenilin Proteins in Amyloid Beta Metabolism and Alzheimer's Disease
Advisor: Bruce Yankner

Naisbitt, Scott
The Molecular Organization of the Postsynaptic Density by GKAP and Shank
Advisor: Morgan Sheng

Ware, Marcus
Cellular and Molecular Events in the Development of the Cerebral Cortex
Advisor: Christopher Walsh


Allwardt, Brenda
Ultrastructural Analysis of Photoreceptors in Wildtype and Mutant Zebrafish Larvae
Advisor: John Dowling

Barnes-Weninger, Stacie
Role of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) and CRH-Like Molecules in Stress-Induced Behavior
Advisor: Joseph Majzoub

Das, Saumya
Identification and Characterization of a Novel N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Subunit NR3A
Advisor: Nobuki Nakanishi

Gonzalez, Jorge Luis
Cellular and Biochemical Analysis of Mutations That Affect Cerebral Cortical Development
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Green, Donnella
Functional Consequences of Sodium Channel Mutations in Human Neuromuscular Disease and a Novel Mechanism for Acetazolamide Therapy
Advisor: Stephen Cannon

Pratt, Megan
Mapping Noncompetitive Antagonist Binding Sites in the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor
Advisor: Jonathan Cohen

Rieff, Heather
The Role of Neuregulin and erbB Receptors in Cerebellar Development
Advisor: Gabriel Corfas

Sabatini, Bernardo
Calcium Control of Neurotransmitter Release at a Cerebellar Synapse
Advisor: Wade Regehr

Senatus, Patrick
Electrophysiological and Cytochemical Properties of Rat Neostriatal Neurons in Microculture
Advisor: David Potter

Sincich, Lawrence
Local Circuits in Primary Visual Cortex
Advisor: Gary Blasdel

Smith, Paula
Voltage-dependent Gating of HERG Potassium Channels
Advisor: Gary Yellen

Van Koughnet, Kelly
Proenkephalin Transgene Regulation in the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus by Lipopolysaccharide and Interleukin-1b: a Model for the Study of Neuro-immune Communication
Advisor: Steven Hyman

Watson, Fiona
Retrograde Signaling by Neurotrophins
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Zeitzer, Jamie
Physiology and Anatomy of Human Circadian Photoreception and Melatonin Regulation
Advisor: Charles Czeisler

Zylka, Mark
Characterization of a Mammalian Circadian Feedback Loop
Advisor: Steven Reppert


Aggarwal, Sanjay
Analysis of the Voltage Sensor in a Voltage-Activated Potassium Channel

Belliveau, Michael
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation of Cell Fate Choices in the Vertebrate Neural Retina
Advisor: Constance Cepko

Berke, Joshua
A Complex Program of Dopamine-Induced Gene Expression Identified Using Differential-Display PCR: Discovery of a Novel Inducible Cyclin
Advisor: Steven Hyman

Genova, Lisa
Amphetamine-Induced Adaptations in Striatal Neurons: Roles of Serotonin and Conditioned Stimuli
Advisor: Steven Hyman

Jenner, Annette
The Connectivity of Ectopic Neurons in the Neocortex and their Effects on Neuronal Size in the Thalamus: Implications for Developmental Dyslexia
Advisor: Gordon Sherman

Jordan, Thomas
Network Dynamics and their Neuromodulation: Dopaminergic Effects on Retinal Receptive Fields
Advisor: John Dowling

Niethammer, Martin
Organization of an NMDA Receptor-Associated Complex via the PDZ Domains of PSD-95
Advisor: Morgan Sheng

Schwartz, Phillip
Neurotrophins in the Regulation of Cerebellar Development
Advisor: Rosalind Segal

Sholas, Maurice G.
Changes in Primary Somatosensory Cortex Processing of Nociceptive Information Induced by Inflammation
Advisor: Jonathan Cohen

Tramo, Mark
Neural Representations of Acoustic Information in Relation to Music and Voice Perception
Advisor: Margaret Livingstone

West, Anne Elizabeth
Protein Targeting in Neurons
Advisor: Kathleen Buckley


Bruce, Ashley
Characterization of an orthodenticle Homolog in the Leech and Investigation of Ectopic Gene Expression Techniques
Advisor: Marty Shankland

Krauss, Raul
Studies of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Gene Expression in the Central Nervous System
Advisor: Gerald Fischbach

Morris, Mary
Entrainment of the Mammalian Circadian Clock: Identification of Light-Induced Genes in the SCN
Advisor: Charles Weitz

Reid, Christopher Brian
Cell Lineage in Mammalian Cerebral Cortex
Advisor: Christopher Walsh

Ressler, Kerry
Odorant Receptor Organization and Information Coding in the Mouse Olfactory System
Advisor: Linda Buck

Sheen, Volney
Transplantation Strategies for Reconstruction of Complex Neocortical Circuitry
Advisor: Jeffrey Macklis

Sodickson, Deborah Lynn
Control of Inwardly Rectifying Potassium Channels and Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels by G-Protein Coupled Tansmitter Receptors in Hippocampal Neurons
Advisor: Bruce Bean

Sorra, Karin Elena
Synapse Structure, Function and Plasticity in Hippocampal Area CA1
Advisor: Kristen Harris

Tolentino, Paul
Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Regulation of VIP mRNA Expression
Advisor: Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Watson, Deborah
Effects of the HCHWA-D Mutation on bAPP Processing, Heterogeneity of Ab Deposits, and Heparin/HSPG Binding: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Weiger, Wendy
Serotonergic Neurons in the Lobster: Excitatory and Inhibitory Inputs
Advisor: Edward Kravitz

Welsh, David
Circadian Clock Neurons in Culture
Advisor: Steven Reppert

Wietasch, Kristina
Regulation of Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in the Interpeduncular Nucleus
Advisor: Gerald Fischbach


Ahn, Andrew
The Membrane Cytoskeleton in Muscular Dystrophy
Advisor: Louis Kunkel

Bonni, Azad
Neurotrophic Factor Regulation of Immediate Early Gene Expression
Advisor: Michael Greenberg

Cole, Rebecca Leah
Neurotransmitter Regulation of CRE- and AP-1-Mediated Gene Expression in Rat Striatum
Advisor: Steven Hyman

Jackson, Paul
VSOAC: A Volume Sensitive Anion Channel with a Novel Function.
Advisor: Larry Benowitz

Knowles, Roger
Translocation of RNA Granules in Living Neurons
Advisor: Kenneth Kosik

Macknik, Stephen L.
The Physiology and Perception of Visibility and Visual Masking
Advisor: Margaret Livingstone

Overly, Caroline Cannon
Organelle Motility and Endocytic Pathways in Cultured Neurons
Advisor: Peter Hollenbeck

Peters, Bruce Nathan
Responses to Light of Starburst Amacrine Cells in the Retina of the Rabbit
Advisor: Richard Masland

Roca, Alfred Luis
The Mouse Mel1a Melatonin Receptor Gene
Advisor: Steven Reppert


Chang, Belinda
Opsin Phylogeny and Evolution
Advisor: Shiv Pillai

Chicurel, Marina
RNA Localization and RNA-Cytoskeletal Interactions in Neurons
Advisor: Huntington Potter

Fulwiler, Carl
Genetic Analysis of Retinal Development in Zebrafish
Advisor: John Dowling

Gillette, Michael
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid- and Glycine-Activated Currents and their Modulation in the Rod Bipolar Cell of the Rabbit Retina
Advisor: Raymon Dacheux

Hung, Albert
Regulation of Expression and Processing of the b-Amyloid Precursor Protein of Alzheimer's Disease
Advisor: Dennis Selkoe

Johnson, Mark
Electrophysiological and Cytochemical Properties of Rat Mesopontine Serotonergic Neurons in Culture
Advisor: David Potter

Martinez, Camilo
Molecular Regulation of Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Gene Expression by the Protein Kinase A Pathway and Glucocorticoids
Advisor: Joseph Majzoub

Navia, Bradford
Molecular Analysis of the Region Surrounding the X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP3) Locus in Xp21.1
Advisor: Gail Bruns

Shepherd, Gordon
Components of Adaptation in Saccular Hair Cells of the Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
Advisor: David Corey

Sydor, Anne
The Role of Cytoskeletal Proteins Talin and Vinculin in Neuronal Growth Cone Motility.
Advisor: Daniel Jay

Valentine, Doreen
Spatial Perception and Sensorimotor Integration: The Role of the Superior Colliculus in the Echolocating Bat, Eptesicus fuscus
Advisor: Cynthia Moss

Zhao, Dayao
Retinoic Acid: Biosynthesis and Receptors
Advisor: William Chin


Chung, Richard
p53, A Bifunctional Transcriptional Regulatory Protein Inactivated in Human Astrocytic Tumors
Advisor: Bernd Seizinger

Finch, Elizabeth
Inositol Trisphosphate-Mediated Calcium Release: Kinetics and Regulation by IP3, Calcium, and ATP
Advisor: Stan Goldin

lewis, Susan
Cytokine Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression in Sympathetic Neurons and a Neuroblastoma Cell Line
Advisor: Steven Hyman

Marsh-Armstrong, Nicholas
Retinoic Acid and the Patterning of the Zebrafish Retina and Trunk
Advisor: John Dowling

Potrebic, Sonja
The Role of Serotonin in the Modulation of Nociception by the Rostral Ventromedial Medulla of the Rat
Advisor: Howard Fields


Cardozo, David
Electrophysiology of Dissociated Midbrain Dopamine Neurons
Advisor: David Potter

Feany, Mel
Molecular Analyses of Synaptic Vesicle Proteins/Genetic and Molecular Studies of Drosophila Learning Mutants
Advisor: Kathleen Buckley

Heginbotham, Lise
Identification and Molecular Characterization of a Potassium Channel Pore
Advisor: Roderick MacKinnon

Kobierski, Linda
Proenkephalin Gene Expression: Mechanisms of cAMP Regulation
Advisor: Michael Comb

Nardone, Julie
Site-Directed Mutagenesis of a B2 Bradykinin Receptor
Advisor: David Potter

Nirenberg, Sheila
Targeted Ablation of Diverse Cell Types in the Nervous System: a Method for Blocking Cell-Cell Interactions in Vivo
Advisor: Constance Cepko

Swartz, Kenton
Regulation of Neuronal Ca Channels by Neurotransmitters, G Proteins and Kinase C
Advisor: Bruce Bean

Thompson, Margaret
Regulation of c-fos Transcription by Calcium
Advisor: Michael Greenberg