Service to the Agnes Scott Community

Co-Director of the Neuroscience Program

Fall 2016 - present

 

CASA

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

 

Professional Development Committee (PDC)

Fall 2013 – Fall 2015

 

 

Service to Agnes Scott Students

Nu Rho Psi

Fall 2013 - present

During Fall 2013, Rebecca Cross, Class of 2014 asked if I would help her achieve a chapter of the National Honor Society for Neuroscience, Nu Rho Psi, at Agnes Scott College. In Winter 2014, we were approved to shelter a chapter of Nu Rho Psi, which I serve as the faculty advisor.

 

NET/work

Summer 2012 – Summer 2016

Atlanta Neuroscience Education & Training (NET/work) Program

NET/work, Atlanta’s Neuroscience Education and Training program, provides a two-year neuroscience immersion in research work for students from groups underrepresented in the sciences.  The NET/work program provides funding for research, mentoring toward a future career in neuroscience, and networking with peers and local and national neuroscientists.

Students are accepted the spring semester of their sophomore year of college and enter the BRAIN program full-time that summer.  Students begin working with their NET/work mentor and join ongoing research in their placement laboratory and complete an independent summer research project.

Fellows spend their second summer working on a mentored research project at one of our partner institutions outside of Atlanta.  Students are matched with mentors based on their individual research interests and experience.

 Participants return to their Atlanta-based mentors to complete their senior academic year, and have the opportunity to write a senior thesis.

 

NET/work students Mentored:

Fall 2012 – Summer 2016

 Cohort #1: Michelle Autrey, Danielle Perry, Britessia Smith, Torri Triplett

Cohort #2 Rebecca Cross, Laura Segura, Kaela Singleton, Stephanie Tirado

Cohort #3 Natasha Browder, Jasmine Fisher, Shekinah Phillips, Ligia Selagea

Cohort #4 Ashley Ealy, Annette Li, Camille Pham-Lake, Jamilla Pitts

SpARC Advisor for the NET/work students – students are required to attend a pre-SpARC meeting to go over their slides and discuss their content with me.

1. Natasha Browder. Characterization of the seizure phenotypes and survival for the D1866Y SCN1A mouse model of genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+)

2. Rebecca Cross. Demographic and Environmental Variables Associated with Congnitive test participation of monkeys in large social groups.

3.Jasmine Fisher. A forward genetic analysis of GAD/UNC-25 expression to determine possible regulators of GABAergic differentiation of Neurons.

4. Gia Selagea. Oncogenic Regulation of C/EBPss in Malignant Gliomas.

5. Kaela Singleton. Depressive-like behavior and reduced hippocampal volume co-occur with decreases in hippocampal vascularization in Macaques.

6. Laura Segura. Characterization of Medial Amygdala Neurons projecting to the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the male Syrian hamster.