July 29, 2014

Whitman Center 2011 Investigators

 

Whitman Center Director
Goldman, Robert, Northwestern University

Whitman Center Investigators
An, Soonmo, Pusan National University, South Korea
Andersen, Bruce, Idaho Neurologic Institute
Armstrong, Peter, University of California, Davis
Augustine, George, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Baker, Robert, New York University
Bennett, Michael, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Berger, Christopher, University of Vermont
Bianco, Isaac, Harvard University
Bloom, Ona, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Bodznick, David, Wesleyan University
Brady, Scott, University of Illinois, Chicago
Burgess, David, Boston College
Buxbaum, Joseph, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Casey, Elena, Georgetown University
Castle, David, University of Virginia
Chang, Fred, Columbia University
Chappell, Richard, Hunter College, City University of New York
Chetkovich, Dane, Northwestern University Medical School
Clay, John, National Institutes of Health
Cohen, Lawrence, Yale University
Colin, Sean, Roger Williams University
Conti, Luca, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
Costello, John, Providence College
Crawford, Karen, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Crook, Robyn, University of Texas, Houston
Cunningham, Doreen, Georgetown University

Dabiri, John, California Institute of Technology
DeGiorgis, Joseph, Providence College
De Koninck, Paul, Laval University, Canada
Derby, Charles, Georgia State University

Edds-Walton, Peggy, Loyola University

Fay, Richard, Loyola University
Field, Christine, Harvard Medical School
Fischer, Robert, National Institutes of Health
Fishman, Harvey, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Fritzenwanker, Holger (Jens), Stanford University

Gadsby, David, Rockefeller University
Gainer, Harold, National Institutes of Health
Galbraith, Catherine, National Institutes of Health
Galbraith, James, National Institutes of Health
Galeffi, Francesca, Duke University
Galloway, James, University of Virginia
García Roger, Eduardo M, University of Valencia, Spain
Gerardo, Morfini, University of Illinois at Chicago
Gerhart, John, University of California, Berkeley
Gerlich, Daniel, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland
Gillis, J. Andrew, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Gladfelter, Amy, Dartmouth College
Goshima, Gohta, Nagoya University, Japan
Gould, Robert, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
Grant, Philip, National Institutes of Health
Gray, Joshua, United States Coast Guard Academy
Green, William, University of Chicago
Griffitt, Robert, University of Southern Mississippi

Hardwick, J. Marie, Johns Hopkins University
Heck, Diane, New York Medical College
Hershko, Avram, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Hines, Michael, Yale University
Hoke, Kim, Colorado State University
Holmgren, Miguel, National Institutes of Health

Janetos, Anthony, University of Maryland
Jeffery, William, University of Maryland
Jin, Yishi, University of California, San Diego
Johnston, Daniel, University of Texas, Austin
Jonas, Elizabeth, Yale University

Kaczmarek, Leonard, Yale University
Kaupp, U. Benjamin, Center for Advanced European Studies & Research, Germany
Khan, Shahid, University of Illinois, Chicago
Kramer, Richard, University of California, Berkeley

Lafer, Eileen, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Larson, Roy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Laskin, Jeffrey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Laufer, Hans, University of Connecticut
Levoy, Marc, Stanford University
Lisman, John, Brandeis University
Llinás, Rodolfo, New York University School of Medicine
Lowe, Christopher, Stanford University
Lytton, William, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

Mabuchi, Issei, Gakushuin University, Japan
Magee, Jeffrey, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Malchow, Robert, University of Illinois, Chicago
Mead, Kristina, Denison University
Meitzen, John, University of Minnesota
Mensinger, Allen, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Miller, Andrew, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mitchison, Timothy, Harvard Medical School
Morfini, Gerardo, University of Illinois
Morgan, Jennifer, University of Texas, Austin
Müller-Reichert, Thomas, Technical University, Dresden, Germany

Pant, Harish, National Institutes of Health
Park, Sung-Min, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Paydarfar, David, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Piston, David, Vanderbilt University
Prendergast, Catherine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Ratner, Nancy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Reese, Tom, National Institutes of Health
Rickles, Frederick, George Washington University
Ripps, Harris, University of Illinois, College of Medicine
Rome, Lawrence, University of Pennsylvania
Rosenthal, Joshua, University of Puerto Rico
Ross, William, New York Medical College

Schweizer, Felix, University of California, Los Angeles
Seifert, Reinhard, Center for Advanced European Studies & Research, Germany
Selvin, Paul, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Shepherd, Gordon, Northwestern University
Sisneros, Joseph, University of Washington
Sloboda, Roger, Dartmouth College
Sluder, Greenfield (Kip), University of Massachusetts Medical School
Smith, Peter, University of Southampton
Soares, Daphne, University of Maryland
Steinacker, Antoinette, University of Puerto Rico
Sturley, Stephen, Columbia University
Sugimori, Mutsuyuki, New York University

Tamm, Sidney, Boston University
Terasaki, Mark, University of Connecticut
Turner, Paul, Yale University
Tzounopoulos, Thanos, University of Pittsburgh

Vale, Ronald, University of California, San Francisco
Vasconcelos, Raquel, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Wang, Gordon, Stanford University
Warren, Scott, Connecticut College
Waterman, Clare, National Institutes of Health
Whitchurch, Elizabeth, University of Washington
White, Stephanie, University of California, Los Angeles
Wright, Timothy, New Mexico State University

Yasuda, Ryohei, Duke University
Yoder, Anne, Duke University

Zakon, Harold, University of Texas
Zee, Michele (Jade), Northeastern University
Zimmerberg, Joshua, National Institutes of Health
Zottoli, Steven, Williams College

Other Whitman Center Personnel

Alavian, Kambiz, Yale University
Allahverdizadeh, Masoud, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Anastassov, Ivan, Hunter College, City University of New York
Argjir, Marjeta, Hunter College, City University of New York
Armstrong, Margaret, University of California, Davis
Atilgan, Erdinc, Columbia University

Baker, Lisa, Hunter College, City University of New York
Berth, Sarah, University of Illinois, Chicago
Billack, Blase, St. John’s University
Birk, Matthew, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Boelman, Natalie, Columbia University
Bosco, Daryl, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bowen, Jennifer, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Braubach, Oliver, Yale University
Brusco, Janaina, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Buechner, Mandy, Technical University, Dresden, Germany

Cai, En, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Caporale-Berkowitz, Norian, Brown University
Cardman, Zena, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Carpenter, Charles, Northwest Florida State College
Casey, James, Washington and Lee University
Chan, Sze, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Chapman, Michael, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Chen, Natividad, Brown University
Chiao, Chuan-Chin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Chlanda, Petr, National Institutes of Health
Choi, SoonWook, New York University School of Medicine
Chow, Boon How, Duke University
Chowanadisai, Winyoo, University of California, Davis
Clark, Lakiah, Tuskegee University
Clarkson, Melissa, University of Washington
Colina-Prisco, Claudia, National Institutes of Health
Conway-Stenzel, Isaac, University of California, San Francisco

D’Ausilio, Cori, Dartmouth College
DeMay, Brad, Dartmouth College
Diaz, Jesse, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
Dick, Amalie, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland
Dionne, Patrice, Laval University, Canada
DuBois, Katherine, Bowdoin College
Dunn, Casey, Brown University

Eisen, Noah, Yale University
Elemans, Coen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Ellenberg, Jan, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Elliott, Amicia, Vanderbilt University

Farrington, Jane, National Institutes of Health
Feinman, Sarah, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Fields, Jason, Pitzer College
Fischer, Eva, Colorado State University
Fodor, Anthony, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Fogerson, Stephanie, William Jewell College
Formenti-Ujlaki, George, New York University School of Medicine
Fox, Sophia, Cape Cod National Seashore
Francescatto, Ludmila, Virginia Commonwealth University
Frank, Michelle, St. Olaf College
Freeman, Robert, Harvard Medical School
Frey, Serita, University of New Hampshire

Gage, Gregory, University of Michigan
Gao, Juntao, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Garrett, Sandra, University of Puerto Rico
Gemmell, Brad, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas
Gerstenberger, John, Dartmouth College
Gerwig, Silke, Technical University Dresden, Germany
Ghochani, Mariam, National Institutes of Health
Giangregorio, Katelyn, Cornell University
Goda, Makoto, Kyoto University
Goldman, Anne, Northwestern University Medical School
Goodwin, Normann, Center for Advanced European Studies & Research, Germany
Goricki, Spela, University of Maryland
Gray, Jessica, Harvard Medical School
Groen, Aaron, Harvard Medical School
Gromis, Jonathan, Israel Cancer Research Fund

Hadjisolomou, Stavros, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Hall, Karina, Fisheries Conservation Technology Unit, New South Wales, Australia
Hee-Sup, Shin, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Holzer, Kim, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Homburg, Janelle, Columbia University
Howard, Chloe, Spelman College
Hu, Shaomin, Purdue University
Hunzelmann, Silke, University Kaiserslautern, Germany
Hwang, Eunjin, Korea Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea

Isbell, Sarah, Dickinson College
Ishihara, Keisuke, Harvard Medical School

Jacoby, Jason, University of Illinois, Chicago
Jalloh, Binta, Montclair State University
Jeyifous, Okunola, University of Chicago
Jiang, Yueyang, Purdue University
Johnson, Nathan, Providence College
Johnston, Katherine, University of Chicago
Johnston, Miriam, Middlebury College

Kaminski, Michael, Durham University
Keeley, Daniel, Bridgewater State University
Keenan, Trevor, Harvard University
Kelly, Morgan, Harvard University
Kiefer, Kristen, Roger Williams University
Kim, Mi-Lyang, Korea Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
Koenig, Julia, Technical University Dresden, Germany
Koenig, Kristen, University of Texas, Austin
Korndorf, Therese, Dartmouth College
Kossodo, Mischa, Salem State University
Kozma, Laura, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kwok, Jacky, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Laan, Liedewij, Harvard University
Lafer-Sousa, Rosa, Wellesley College
LaFountain, James, State University of New York, Buffalo
Lam, Pui, University of Wisconsin
LaPointe, Nichole, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lau, Stanley, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Laushman, Katherine, Earlham College
Lawrence, Cera, Arizona State University
Lazzari, Anthony, Cornell University
Leckwee, Lauren, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Lee, Mina, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Lee, Seok Jin, Duke University Medical Center
Lee, Soohyun, Korea Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
Lenart, Peter, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Lho, Kyung Jin, Seoul National University, South Korea
Li, Wenjing, Nagoya University, Japan
Lico, Diego, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lindsay, Jennifer, Florida Institute of Technology
Locke, Rachel, University of Pennsylvania
Lockfield, Konner, Louisiana State University
Loiseau, Shamelia, Hunter College
Love-Chezem, Tiffany, Georgia State University
Lu, Harmony, Brown University
Lucas, Kelsey, Roger Williams University
Lun, Clare, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. China
Luria, Catherine, Brown University
Luso, Anthony, Hunter College, City University of New York

Ma, Leung-Hang, New York University School of Medicine
Mackey, Kate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Mahoney, Christopher, Colgate University
Mangiamele, Lisa, Bowdoin College
Marino, Roxanne, Cornell University
Martin, Michaela, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Martinez-Torres, Ataulfo, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
McAnelly, Mary, University of Texas, Austin
McKay, Heather, Boston College
McKay, Luke, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
McLellan, Sandra, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Medina, Jamie, Bridgewater State University
Mehta, Shalin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Meza, Teresa, Northwest Florida State College
Middleton, Jason, University of Pittsburgh
Mierzwa, Beata, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland
Minshall, Halle, Denison University
Miyake, Katsuya, Kagawa University, Japan
Miyazaki, Kenichi, New York Medical College
Montgomery, John, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Moon, Young Ho, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Moorhouse, Kathleen, Boston College
Mori, Masashi, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Murphy, Elizabeth, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Nahm, Alexandra, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Nakaoka, Yuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Needleman, Daniel, Harvard University
Ng, Crystal, University of California, Berkeley
Nguyen, Phuong Anh, Harvard Medical School
Noyes, Rachel, Ithaca College

Oliphint, Paul, University of Texas, Austin
Olsen, Brady, University of Washington
Otmakhov, Nikolai, Brandeis University

Papatheodorou, Angelos, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Pekkurnaz, Gulcin, Harvard Medical School
Peshkin, Leon, Harvard Medical School
Petry, Sabine, University of California, San Francisco
Poidomani, Paul, Providence College
Porras, Alex, New York University
Prudhomme, Chenie, Hamline University
Prusky, Blue, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains

Quinn, Daniel, Eastern Illinois University

Rahmat, Sulman, Howard University
Ramakrishna, Ujwala, Mount Holyoke College
Ramkhelawan, Joel, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico
Ramos, Andreia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Reber, Simone, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
Redemann, Stefanie, Carl Carus University, Germany
Redenti, Stephen, City University of New York
Renz, Malte, National Institutes of Health
Reveillaud, Julie, Ghent University, Belgium
Rodriguez-Fernandez, Jorge, New York University
Rosenblum, Jared, National Institutes of Health
Ross, Nechama, New York Medical College
Ruttanakorn, Sawipa, University of Connecticut

Saba, Grace, Rutgers University
Schwartz, Adina, University of Maryland
Schwartz, Julie, University of Southern Florida
Scollins, Brianne, Providence College
Scudder, Chelsea, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Shimi, Takeshi, Northwestern University Medical School
Shin, Jeongkyu, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Singh, Anoopa, Hunter College, City University of New York
Song, Sang-Ho, Korean Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Song, Yuyu, Harvard Medical School
Stanyte, Rugile, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland
Staudinger, Michelle, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Stephansky, Ryan, Bridgewater State University
Stewart, Colin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Stoner, John (Nick), James Madison University
Streets, Amy, University of Maryland
Struenker, Timo, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Germany
Stuckey, Joyce, Cornell University
Sturbaum, Alex, Oberlin College
Suter, Benjamin, Northwestern University
Sutherland, Kelly, California Institute of Technology
Syslo, Christopher, Providence College
Sznapka, Magdalena, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Germany

Takata, Hideaki, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Tan, Gregory, Duke University
Tanenbaum, Marvin, University of California, San Francisco
Theobald, Douglas, Brandeis University
Tobias, Craig, University of Connecticut
Tombaz, Tuce, Yale University
Tran, Thao (Emma), University of Texas, Austin
Tsuda, Sachiko, Duke Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Tucker, Kristen, Providence College

Uhlinger, Kevin, Stanford University
Ustione, Alessandro, Vanderbilt University

Vasconcelos, Raquel, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Venkataraman, Gaurav, National Institutes of Health
Verardo, Andrew, Georgetown University
Verde, Fulvia, University of Miami
Villanueva, Alex, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Walsh, Rylie, Providence College
Ward, Sarah, Northwestern University
Webb, Jacqueline, University of Rhode Island
Wehmeier, Silvia, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Weinreich, Daniel, Brown University
Woog, Ina, Technical University, Dresden, Germany
Wurzenberger, Claudia, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland

Xu, Changqing, New York Medical College

Yajima, Mamiko, Brown University
Yan, Ting, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Yanai, Ruth, State University of New York, Syracuse
Yano, Takeaki, New York University
Youngster, Tracy, Rutgers University
Yu, Eunah, New York University

Zakevicius, Jane, Hunter College, City University of New York
Zee, Michele (Jade), Northeastern University
Zhuang, Qianlai, Purdue University

MBL RESEARCH AWARDS

Thirty-four investigators received awards to conduct research at the MBL in 2011.

Christopher Berger, Associate Professor, University of Vermont
“Tau Regulation of Kinesin Motility During Axonal Transport”
Supported by the M.G.F. Fuortes Memorial Fellowship, the Stephen W. Kuffler Fellowship Fund, and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Ona Bloom, Assistant Investigator, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
“Gene Expression Analysis in Lamprey After Spinal Cord Injury and During Regeneration”
Supported by the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award   (joint with Joseph Buxbaum and Jennifer Morgan)

David Burgess, Professor, Boston College
“Control of Spindle and Division Plane Positioning”
Supported by the Frank R. Lillie Award and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Joseph Buxbaum, Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
“Gene Expression Analysis in Lamprey After Spinal Cord Injury and During Regeneration”
Supported by the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award  (joint with Ona Bloom and Jennifer Morgan)

Fred Chang, Professor, Columbia University
“Positioning of the Cell Division Plane”
Supported by the Erik B. Fries Endowed Fellowship Fund and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Robyn Crook, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Houston
“Does Behavioral Sensitization Attenuate Ecological Costs of Injury in Squid?”
Supported by Ann E. Kammer Fellowship Fund and the Baxter Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund

Doreen Cunningham, Postdoctoral Scientist, Georgetown University
“Neural Induction in Saccoglossus”
Supported by the Frederik B. and Betsy G. Bang Award

Charles Derby, Professor, Georgia State University
“Mechanisms of Action of Squid Ink Against Predatory Fish: Phagomimicry, Sensory Disruption, and Chemical Deterrence”
Supported by The Plum Foundation, Fellowship Fund, and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Christine Field, Associate Scientist, Harvard Medical School
“Organization of Syncytial Cells by Microtubules”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund (collaboration with Amy Gladfelter)

Holger (Jens) Fritzenwanker, Postdoctoral Scientist, Stanford University
“Posterior Growth in the Unsegmented Hemichordate Saccoglossus kowalevskii”
Supported by Robert Day Allen Fellowship Fund and the Baxter Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund

Catherine Galbraith, Scientist, National Institutes of Health
“Investigating Synaptic Cytoskeleton Regulation Using Superresolution Imaging and Genetics in C. elegans”
The Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award (joint with James Galbraith and Yishi Jin)

James Galbraith, Scientist, National Institutes of Health
“Investigating Synaptic Cytoskeleton Regulation Using Superresolution Imaging and Genetics in C. elegans”
The Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award (joint with Catherine Galbraith and Yishi Jin)

Daniel Gerlich, Assistant Professor, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland
“Dissecting ESCRT-III Function in a Cortical Constriction Mechanism of Abscission”
Supported by The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Andrew Gillis, Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Cambridge
“Development and Evolution of Chondrichthyan Teeth and Dermal Denticles”
Supported by The Spiegel Summer Research Fellowship and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Amy Gladfelter, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
“Organization of Syncytial Cells by Microtubules”
Supported by the Lucy B. Lemann Fellowship Fund  (collaboration with Christine Field)

Joshua Gray, Assistant Professor, United States Coast Guard Academy
“Role of Plasma Membrane Electron Transport in Insulin Secretion”
Supported by James A. and Faith Miller Memorial Fund and the Elisabet Samuelsson Fund

William Green, Professor, University of Chicago
“Super High-Resolution Light Microscopy to Measure Neuronal Synapses”
Supported by The Herbert W. Rand Fellowship and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Kim Hoke, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
“Environmental Influences on Sensory-Motor Integration and Behavior”
Supported by The MBL Associates Endowed Fellowship and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund  (joint with Daphne Soares)

Miguel Holmgren, Investigator, National Institutes of Health
“Plasticity of RNA Editing in Squid”
Supported by The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund (joint with Joshua Rosenthal)

Yishi Jin, Professor, University of California, San Diego
“Investigating Synaptic Cytoskeleton Regulation Using Superresolution Imaging and Genetics in C. elegans”
The Grass Faculty Research Award (joint with Catherine Galbraith and James Galbraith)

John Lisman, Professor, Brandeis University
“Visualization of Signaling Cascade in Single Synapsis”
Supported by the Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award, and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund (joint with Ryohei Yasuda)

Timothy Mitchison, Professor, Harvard Medical School
“Recognition and Transport of Damaged Proteins”
Supported by the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award (joint with Ronald Vale)

Jennifer Morgan, Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin
“Gene Expression Analysis in Lamprey After Spinal Cord Injury and During Regeneration”
Sponsored by Charles Evans Foundation Research Award  (joint with Ona Bloom and Joseph Buxbaum)

Thomas Müller-Reichert, Research Group Leader/Director, Technical University, Dresden, Germany
“Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy of Abscission”
Supported by The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

David Piston, Professor, Vanderbilt University
“Secretory Pathways in Pancreatic β-cells”
Supported by the Nikon Fellowship Award

Joshua Rosenthal, Assistant Professor, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences
“Plasticity of RNA Editing in Squid”
Supported by The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund   (joint with Miguel Holmgren)

Gordon Shepherd, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
“Synaptic Circuit Analysis of Brainstem Auditory and Motor Networks”
Supported by the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award (joint with Thanos Tzounopoulos)

Joseph Sisneros, Associate Professor, University of Washington
“Neural Mechanisms of Directional Encoding for Sound Localization by the Fish Auditory System”
Supported by the H. Keffer Hartline and Edward MacNichol, Jr. Fellowship, and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Daphne Soares, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
“Environmental Influences on Sensory-Motor Integration and Behavior”
Supported by The MBL Associates Endowed Fellowship and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund (joint with Kim Hoke)

Sidney Tamm, Professor, Boston University
“Regeneration of Giant Ciliary Comb Plates in Ctenophores”
Supported by the John M. Arnold Award and the Burr and Susie Steinbach Fellowship Fund

Paul Turner, Associate Professor, Yale University
“Effects of Salinity Gradients on the Genetic Structure of Two Species of Pseudomonas Pathogens”
Supported by The E.E. Just Endowed Research Fellowship Fund, and the MBL Associates Award

Thanos Tzounopoulos, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
“Synaptic Circuit Analysis of Brainstem Auditory and Motor Networks”
Supported by the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award (joint with Gordon Shepherd)

Ronald Vale, Professor, University of California, San Francisco
“Recognition and Transport of Damaged Proteins”
Supported by the Gerald Fischbach Award and the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award (joint with Timothy Mitchison)

Ryohei Yasuda, Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center
“Visualization of Signaling Cascade in Single Synapsis”
Supported by the Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund (joint with John Lisman)

Grass Fellows
Seven young scientists were awarded fellowships by the Grass Foundation to conduct research in neurobiology at the MBL during the summer of 2011.  The program was directed by Felix Schweizer and Stephanie White, University of California, Los Angeles.  Jade Zee of Northeastern University was the Associate Director.

Issac Bianco, Ph.D.
Harvard University
“Visual Control of Tracking and Saccadic Eye Movements in Larval Zebrafish”

Luca Conti, M.S.
University of Rome, Sapienza
“Microtransplantation of Receptors from Squids to Xenopus Oocytes: Looking for the Inhibitory Transmission in the Invertebrate Nervous System”

John E. Meitzen, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
“Electrophysiological Analysis of Sex Differences in Rat Striatal Neurons”

Sung-Min Park, M.S.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
“Is Neuronal Averaging Possible?”

Raquel O. Vasconcelos, Ph.D.
University of Lisbon
“Potential Auditory Feedback and the Role of the Inner Ear Utricle in Hearing of a Highly Vocal Teleost Fish, Halobatrachus didactylus”

Gordon Wang, Ph.D.
Stanford University
“Trans-Synaptic Delivery of Transcription Factors for in vivo Circuit Dissection”

Elizabeth A. Whitchurch, Ph.D.
University of Washington
“Auditory Saccular Afferent Responses to Naturalistic Vocalizations in the Free-Swimming Plainfin Midshipman Fish, Porichthys notatus”