Department News

Faculty News and Events

 July 26, 2017 - Congratulations to Eric Starr of the Margiotta Lab who successfully defended his Doctor of Philosophy dissertation titled, "Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide and synaptic plasticity at autonomic cholinergic synapses." Mentor: (Joseph F. Margiotta, Ph.D.)

Dr. Marthe Howard received over $2.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the anatomical-functional mapping of enteric neural circuits.

Dr. Joshua Jin-Hyouk Park received $227,250 from the National Institutes of Health to take a closer look at how a common additive could reverse brain cell damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

October 2016 - Joint Appointment Researcher (Dr. Xin Wang, Associate Professor of Psychiatry) receives $3.38 million grant to study PTSD.

Nicolas Chiaia received the 2013 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Nicole Northrop received a Travel Award by the Society for Neuroimmune Pharmacology to attend the 2014 annual meeting in New Orleans

Congratulations to David Giovannucci on receiving an NIH R21 award entitled “Novel Calcium Signaling Pathways in the Salivary Gland”

Nicole Northrop’s research highlighted by NIDA
"Stress-Induced Enzyme Compounds Methamphetamine Neurotoxicity"

2013  2nd prize to Nicole Northrop for Oral Presentation at the ASPET/FASEB meeting in Boston and a Postdoctoral Scientist Award to attend the meeting

2012 Golden Apple Awards to Carlos Baptista and Carol Bennett-Clarke

2011 COM Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Basic Sciences to Mark Hankin

2011 Golden Apple Awards to Dennis Morse and Carol Bennett-Clarke

2011 Outstanding Researcher Award to. Marthe Howard

2011 Outstanding Teaching Award to. Joseph Margiotta

2011 Outstanding Mentor Award to. David Giovannucci


Graduate Student News

2017 Welcome to Neuroscience & Neurological Disorders Scott Miruzzi, Ph.D. student from Michigan State University!

2013 First Place in the Oral Presentation Category at UT's Council of Biomedical Graduate Student's Research Forum to Laura Halpin

2013 Graduate Student Association Research Award to Priyo Goswamee

2012 Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Travel Award to Laura Halpin

2012 FENS Travel Award to Laura Halpin

2012 Student Satellite Scholarship for academic excellence to Sumit Bhattacharya

2012 Honorable Mention Award at the 2nd Midwestern Graduate Research Symposium to Sumit Bhattacharya

2011 2nd prize for Oral Presentation at the 3rd Midwestern Graduate Research Symposium to Priyodarshan Goswamee

Last Updated: 9/5/17