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    Nicole Hinds

    Thesis Advisor: Daniel Manvich, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Examining the roles of periaqueducatal gray activity and stress-coping strategies in rat models of drug intake and relapse

    Education

    Rowan University, B.S., Biochemistry

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    Corinne Gallagher

    Thesis Advisor: Daniel Manvich, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: TBD

    Education

    West Chester University, B.S., Chemistry-Biology, 2018

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    Cristina Padovani

    Thesis Advisor: Kingsley Yin, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: TBD

    Education

    University of Delware, B.S., Medical Laboratory Sciences, 2018

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    Quy Nguyen

    Thesis Advisor: Jeremy Francis, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: The current proposal seeks to ascribe a functional role for N-acetylaspartate (NAA) in risk for disease during the normal aging process by targeting Aspartoacylase (ASPA) for CRISPR-mediated gene editing

    Education

    Rowan University, B.S., Biological Sciences, 2019

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    Bhumi Pradipkumar Patel

    Thesis Advisor: Jessica Loweth, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Investigating neuroadaptations underlying the incubation of oxycodone craving and relapse vulnerability

    Education

    Drexel University, M.S., Drug Discovery Development, 2020

    Holy Family University, B.A., Neuroscience, 2018

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    Erin Wannen

    Thesis Advisor: Jessica Loweth, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Investigating sex differences in glutamatergic signaling pathways during withdrawal from cocaine self-administration

    Education

    Rowan University, B.S., Biological Sciences

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    Haven Predale

    Thesis Advisor: Barry Waterhouse, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Organization of the Locus Coeruleus-Norepinephrine Projections to Motor vs Non-motor Regions of the Rodent Cerebellum​

    Education

    Postbaccalaureate: University of Pennsylvania, Neuroscience, 2017

    Ramapo College of New Jersey, BSN, 2015

     

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    John Tkaczynski

    Thesis Advisor: Dan Chandler, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: A role for locus coeruleus delta opioid receptors in mediating the behavioral response to stress

    Education

    Rowan University, B.S., Biochemistry, 2016

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    Joey Sloand

    Thesis Advisor: Elizabeth West, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Investigating the behavioral consequences of medial prefrontal cortex neuronal activity dysfunction in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease.

    Education

    St. Lawrence University, B.S., Neuroscience, 2017

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    David Kahn

    Thesis Advisor: Ben Rood, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: TBD 

    Education

    Rowan University, B.S., Biological Sciences

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    Tirth Patel

    Thesis Advisor: Ben Rood, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Investigating the role of vasopressin in neural circuits underlying social behavior

    Education

    The College of New Jersey(TCNJ), B.S., Biology, 2017

     

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    Arthur Anthony A. Reyes

    Thesis Advisor: Dan Chandler, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: The role of stress and neuroinflammation in modulating locus coeruleous physiology

    Education

    Johns Hopkins University, ScM, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, 2016

    Rutgers University, B.S., Cell biology and Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health, 2014

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    Prem Yugandhar Kadiyam Sundarasivarao

    Thesis Advisor: Kingsley Yin, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Understanding how specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) prevent immunosuppression in sepsis

    Education

    The University of Sheffield, M.Sc., Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, 2014

    Bharathidasan University, M.Sc., Biomedical Science, 2010

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    Christopher Knapp

    Thesis Advisor: Rachel Navarra, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Effects of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury on risk-based decision making and protein markers of catecholamine synthesis and reuptake 

    Education

    Rowan University, B.S., Biological Sciences, 2017

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    Rachael Wilson

    Thesis Advisor: Kingsley Yin, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Investigating the antimicrobial and immunomodulatory actions of Lactobacillus acidophilus

    Education

    Drexel University, B.S., Biological Sciences, 2018

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    Russell Sapio

    Thesis Advisor: Dimitri Pestov, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Studying the mechanistic link between ribosome biosynthesis inhibition and cell cycle control

    Education

    Rowan University, B.S., Biochemistry, 2015

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    Julianne Thornton

    Thesis Advisor: Kingsley Yin, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators: Their impact on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Formation

    Education

    Rowan University, B.S., Biological Sciences and Bioinformatics, 2016

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    Olga Borodovitsyna

    Thesis Advisor: Daniel Chandler, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Effect of acute stress on locus coeruleus physiological properties and stress-induced anxiety in male rats

    Education

    Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, M.D., 2012

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    Natasha Hesketh

    Thesis Advisor: Venkat Venkataraman, Ph.D.

    Education

    Pratt Institute, B.A., 2015

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    Brandon Trainor

    Thesis Advisor: Natalia Shcherbik, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Using cell-free translation to study how mRNA and ribosomal elements influence protein synthesis

    Education

    Stockton University, B.S., Biology, 2014

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    Claire Corbett

    Thesis Advisor: Jessica Loweth, Ph.D.

    Thesis Project: Investigating the Role the Basolateral Amygdala plays in the Incubation of Cue-Induced Cocaine Seeking Behavior

    Education

    Rowan University, B.A., Psychology, 2017