Graduating Students, Summer 2012-Summer 2013

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

Neuroscience PhD

Daniel Stolzberg, PhD
Date: December 15, 2012
Project: “Salicylate’s effects on cochlear sensitivity and sound processing in primary auditory cortex of the rat.”
Advisor: Richard Salvi, PhD
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Western Ontario studying auditory and multimodal interactions in the thalamus and cortex in the Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Cerebral Systems Laboratory with Stephen Lomber, PhD.

Henry Lin, PhD
Date: June 14, 2013
Project: “Effects of Affective Content and Time Perspective of Episodic Thinking on Delay Discounting”
Advisor: Leonard Epstein, PhD
Future Plans: Clinical clerkships for 3rd and 4th years of medical school to finish the MD/PhD program.

Mary Alice Garlipp, PhD
Date: August 14, 2012
Project: “Interphotoreceptor Retinoid-Binding Protein (IRBP) Binding in the Interphotoreceptor Matrix (IPM) and its Potential Role in the Cone Visual Cycle”
Advisor: Federico Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD
Current Position: Animal Health Technician for Western New York State, Veterinary Sciences, United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service

Behavioral Neuroscience (Psychology Department) PhD

Peter Vento, PhD
Date: February 2013
Project: “Angiotensit II-induced desensitization: Role of the anteroventral third ventricle region.”
Advisor: Derek Daniels, PhD
Current Position: Postdoc conducting addiction research at the Medical University of South Carolina under the advisement of Dr. Thomas Jhou.

Neuroscience MS

Yina Ma, MS
Date: May 2013
Thesis: “An event-related brain potential study of encoding and retrieval during spatial working memory in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.”
Advisors: David Shucard, PhD; Janet Shucard, PhD
Future Plans: She is continuing on to do her PhD work in the UB Neuroscience program in the laboratory of Dr. Ji Li.