Katherine Savell
       
     
Nancy Carullo
       
     
Corey Duke
       
     
Morgan Zipperly
       
     
Robert Phillips
       
     
Samantha Black
       
     
Katherine Savell
       
     
Katherine Savell

PhD Student (Genetics theme), NRSA Fellow

Katherine is a fifth 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

Nancy Carullo
       
     
Nancy Carullo

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

Corey Duke
       
     
Corey Duke

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

 

Morgan Zipperly
       
     
Morgan Zipperly

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 drug-induced behavioral adaptations. Morgan is supported by an institutional T32 from NIGMS.

zipperly [at] uab.edu

Robert Phillips
       
     
Robert Phillips

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

Samantha Black
       
     
Samantha Black

PhD Student (Neuroscience theme)

Sam is a first year PhD student in the Neuroscience program. She received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience from the College of Charleston in 2017. Sam is interested in dissecting the molecular events that support reward learning and drug addiction.

slblack [at] uab.edu