PhD Student (Genetics theme), NRSA Fellow
Katherine is a fourth year PhD student in the Genetics program. She received a B.S. from the University of Montevallo in Chemistry. Katherine uses CRISPR/dCas9 tools, whole genome sequencing, and other approaches to understand how drugs of abuse regulate brain reward circuits. Katherine is supported by an individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NIDA.
savell [at] uab.edu
PhD Student (Neuroscience theme), Civitan 2017 Emerging Scholar
Nancy is a third year PhD student in the Neuroscience program. She received a B.S. in Molecular Medicine from the University of Tubingen. Nancy's project focuses on non-coding RNAs that are transcribed from genomic enhancers. Nancy is supported by the Whit Mallory Fellowship from the Civitan International Research Center.
ngallus [at] uab.edu
MD/PhD student (Neuroscience theme)
Corey is a second year MD/PhD student in the Neuroscience program. He received a B.S. from the University of Montevallo in psychology. Corey uses whole genome sequencing and CRISPR/dCas9 systems to quantify and manipulate gene expression programs that regulate adaptive behaviors such as fear learning. Corey is supported by an institutional T32 award from NINDS.
cgduke [at] uab.edu
MD/PhD student (CDMB theme)
Morgan is a second year MD/PhD student in the Cell, Developmental, and Molecular Biology program. She received a B.S. from the College of Charleston in psychology. Morgan uses optogenetic and electrophysiology approaches in rodent model systems to understand how brain reward circuits drive motivated behavior and durg-induced behavioral adaptations. Morgan is supported by an institutional T32 from NIGMS.
zipperly [at] uab.edu
PhD Student (Genetics theme)
Robert is a first year PhD student in the Genetics program. He received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Salisbury University. Robert is exploring the role of genomic enhancers in mediating neuronal responses to dopamine, with an interest in applying this understanding to determining how drugs of abuse regulate brain reward circuits. Robert is supported by the AMC21 Scholar Program at UAB.
rphill3 [at] uab.edu