Graduating Students, Spring-Summer 2012

Congratulations to the following students for the completion of their degrees!

Neuroscience PhD

Jaeyoung Yang, PhD (February 2012)
Dissertation: “Sweet sensing mechanisms in the rat retina.”
Advisor: Malcolm Slaughter
Future Plans: Faculty position at the National Medical University in Seoul, Korea

Tiffany Kolniak, PhD (June 2012)
Dissertation: “Hammerhead ribozymes as a candidate gene-based therapy for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa due to rhodopsin mutations.”
Advisor: Jack Sullivan
Future Plans: Continue at UB for Medical Degree

Janine Lee, PhD (September 2012)  – Has succesfully defended
Thesis: ”The Regulation of Stress-Induced Synaptic Responses by Histone Deacetylases in the Prefrontal Cortex.”
Advisor: Zhen Yan
Future Plans: Continue at UB for Medical Degree

Neuroscience MS

Tenzin Ngodup, MS (June 2012)
Thesis: “Regulation of short-term plasticity at the endbulb of Held.”
Advisor: Matthew Xu-Friedman
Future Plans: Continue at UB for a PhD in Biology


Stefanie Acevedo, MA (Psychology, June 2012)
Thesis: “Does the change of a melody’s meter affect tonal pattern perception?”
Advisor: Peter Pfordresher
Future Plans: PhD at Yale University for Music Theory