Allison Brichacek, Sophia Kenney, and Maria Mace presented posters represented at the 1st Annual Rust Belt Microbiome Conference. The conference was held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA from November 4-5. See Publications page for details. Congratulations, ladies!
Congratulations to Divine Nwafor on his first-author publication: Loss of tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) enzyme activity in cerebral microvessels is coupled to persistent neuroinflammation and behavioral deficits in late sepsis.
Congratulations to Allison Brichacek on her first-author publication: Systemic inhibition of tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase alters the brain-immune axis in experimental sepsis.
Two recent accolades for Cat Gambill:
- Cat was selected for a two year fellowship on the T32 grant, “Predoctoral Training in Stroke and its Co-Morbidities.”
- Cat was selected through a competitive application process as one of four WVU students to participate in the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop conducted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D. C. March 24-27. For more information see the March 22 article in the WVU News.
Divine was selected to give a graduate student flash talk entitled, “Polymicrobial infection exacerbates neuroinflammation and worsens spatial memory in a female Alzheimer’s disease transgenic mouse model” at WVU Health Sciences’ 54th Annual Van Liere Research Day.
Allison Brichacek received the Jennifer Gossling Scholarship from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology.
Allison’s research on the role of gut-brain-microbiota axis in stroke was featured in the WVU News. This story was also featured in several science news outlets such as :
Allison Brichacek was named to the NIH T32 on Stroke and its Co-morbidities
Divine Nwafor received a Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Travel Grant
Divine Nwafor received the Stevenson Scholarship for Behavioral Neuroscience research
Cat Gambill and Divine Nwafor were named to the NIH T32 on Stroke and its Co-morbidities
Allison Brichacek and Divine Nwafor attended the Barriers of the CNS Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference
Yamini Anantula will defend her biology senior honors thesis and capstone project on April 27, 2017 from 3pm – 5 pm. Good luck Yamini!
Graduate students and undergraduate students with an interest in our laboratory’s research are encouraged to contact Dr. Brown directly: cdbrown2 at hsc.wvu.edu. Interested undergraduate students should be prepared to spend 3-4 hour blocks of time in the laboratory to obtain an optimal research experience.