August 22, 2014

Whitman Center 2012 Investigators

DIRECTOR
Goldman, Robert, Northwestern University

INVESTIGATORS
Akkin, Taner, University of Minnesota
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 Langone Medical Center
Bennett, Michael, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bettencourt-Dias, Monica, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
Bloom, Ona, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Bodznick, David, Wesleyan University
Brady, Scott, University of Illinois, Chicago
Burbach, Johannes, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, The Netherlands
Burgess, David, Boston College
Buxbaum, Joseph, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Casey, Elena, Georgetown University
Chang, Fred, Columbia University
Chapman, Michael, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Chiao, Chuan-Chin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Clay, John, National Institutes of Health
Colin, Sean, Roger Williams University
Costello, John, Providence College
Crawford, Karen, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Crook, Robyn, University of Texas, Houston

D’Urso, Gennaro, University of Miami
David-Adekanmbi, Joan, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Fay, Richard, Loyola University
Field, Christine, Harvard Medical School
Finkel, Omri, Hebrew University, Israel
Fishman, Harvey, University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Forlano, Paul, City University of New York
Fremont-Carli, Rachel, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Gadsby, David, The Rockefeller University
Galbraith, Catherine, National Institutes of Health
Galbraith, James, National Institutes of Health
Ghochani, Mariam, National Institutes of Health
Gillis, J. Andrew, Dalhousie University, Canada
Gladfelter, Amy, Dartmouth College
Goeritz, Marie-Luise, Brandeis University
Goldman, Robert, Northwestern University Medical School
Gomez, Maria, Boston University
Goshima, Gohta, Nagoya University, Japan
Gould, Robert, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, France
Grainger, Robert, University of Virginia
Grant, Philip, National Institutes of Health
Green, William, University of Chicago
Gross, Jeffrey, University of Texas, Austin
Grove, Charlotte, New York University
Gundersen, Gregg, Columbia University

Hadjisolomou, Stavros, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Hardwick, J. Marie, Johns Hopkins University
Haspel, Gal, National Institutes of Health
Hershko, Avram, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Hill, Susan, Michigan State University
Hines, Michael, Yale University
Holmgren, Miguel, National Institutes of Health
Hunt, David, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Iglesias, Teresa, University of California, Davis
Janson, Marcel, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Jeffery, William, University of Maryland
Jonas, Elizabeth, Yale University

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

Landowne, David, University of Miami
Larson, Roy, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Portugal
Laskin, Jeffrey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Laufer, Hans, University of Connecticut
Lenart, Peter, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Levinson, Simon, University of Colorado Medical School
Lisman, John, Brandeis University
Llinás, Rodolfo, New York University School of Medicine
Lowe, Christopher, Stanford University
Lytton, William, State University of New York, Downstate

Mabuchi, Issei, Gakushuin University, Japan
Malchow, Robert, University of Illinois, Chicago
Mead Vetter, Kristina, Denison University
Mensinger, Allen, University of Minnesota
Miller, Andrew, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Misgeld, Thomas, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Mitchison, Timothy, Harvard Medical School
Moreira, Jorge, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
Morfini, Gerardo, University of Illinois

O’Toole, George, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Pant, Harish, National Institutes of Health
Pereda, Alberto, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Peshkin, Leon, Harvard University
Pethig, Ronald, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Radford, Craig, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ratner, Nancy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Reese, Tom, National Institutes of Health
Ripps, Harris, University of Illinois, College of Medicine
Rome, Lawrence, University of Pennsylvania
Rosenberg, Robert, Earlham College
Rosenthal, Joshua, Universidad de Puerto Rico
Ross, William, New York Medical College

Salmon, Edward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Schmidt, Christoph, University of Goettingen, Germany
Shepherd, Gordon, Northwestern University
Sisneros, Joseph, University of Washington
Sloboda, Roger, Dartmouth College
Sluder, Greenfield, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sturley, Stephen, Columbia University Medical Center
Sugimori, Mutsuyuki, New York University School of Medicine

Tamm, Sidney, Boston University
Terasaki, Mark, University of Connecticut Health Center
Tsuda, Sachiko, Duke-National University of Singapore, Singapore
Tzounopoulos, Thanos, University of Pittsburgh

Vale, Ron, University of California, San Francisco

Waterman, Clare, National Institutes of Health
Webb, Jacqueline, University of Rhode Island
Wessel, Gary, Brown University

Yasuda, Ryohei, Duke University Medicine Center

Zee, Michele (Jade), Northeastern University
Zimmerberg, Joshua, National Institutes of Health
Zornik, Erik, University of Utah
Zottoli, Steven, Williams College
Zukin, R. Suzanne, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

OTHER WHITMAN CENTER PERSONNEL
Abdurakhmanov, Izrail, Hunter College
Alavian, Kambiz, Yale University
Alber, Merryl, University of Georgia
Alcantara, Lyonna, Florida State University
Anastassov, Ivan, Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Andersen, Bruce, Idaho Neurologic Institute
Anderson, Charles, University of Pittsburgh
Appeldoorn, Eric, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Arenas Sabogal, Oscar Mauricio, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Atilgan, Erdinc, Columbia University

Bento, Ines, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal
Berth, Sarah, University of Illinois, Chicago
Bhasin, Archna
Black, Adam, University of Minnesota
Boelman, Natalie, Columbia University
Booth, Harriet, Brown University
Bridges, Andrew, Dartmouth College
Bump, Paul, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Byerly, Mardi, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Caporale-Berkowitz, Norian, Brown University
Carter, Sarah, Carleton College
Case, Lindsay, National Institutes of Health
Castellanos, Alexandra, New York University School of Medicine
Chan, Ching, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Chen, Ming, University of Connecticut
Chen, Susu, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School
Choo, Hyunah, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Cleland, Megan, Northwestern University Medical School
Cole, Andy, National Institutes of Health
Conant, Alexander, National Institutes of Health
Conaty, Eliza, Providence College

de Keijzer, Jeroen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
DeLeo, Nick, Providence College
Dell, Karen, University of California, San Francisco
DeVries, Peter, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dickson, Katharine, George Mason University
Duarte, Paulo, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal
Dubinsky, Janet, University of Minnesota
Dzakpasu, Rhonda, Georgetown University

Echeverry, Fabio, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Germany
Eisen, Noah, Yale University

Fakhri, Nikta, Georg-August Universitaet, Germany
Figueredo, Jacqueline, Boston College
Fischer, Robert, National Institutes of Health
Formenti-Ujlaki, George, New York University School of Medicine
Fox, Cory, University of Connecticut
Freilich, Mara, Brown University
Fritzenwanker, Jens, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University

Gainer, Harold, National Institutes of Health
Garrett, Sandra, Institute of Neurobiology
Germeyan, Sierra, Williams College
Goda, Makoto, Kyoto University, Japan
Goldman, Anne, Northwestern University Medical School
Goldstein, Richard, Boston University School of Medicine
Gonzalez, Paul, Stanford University
Gordon, Marion, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University
Gray, Jessica, Harvard Medical School
Groen, Aaron, Harvard Medical School
Guerrero, Adan, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal

Han, Young eun, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Heck, Diane, New York Medical College
Hendershott, Melissa, University of California, San Francisco
Herman, Paige, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Ho, Sarah, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Hupe, Ginette, Johns Hopkins University

Ip, Jacques, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ishihara, Keisuke, Harvard Medical School

Jaffe, Laurinda, University of Connecticut Health Center
Jamal, Jamila, Oberlin College
Jana, Swadhin, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal
Jandreski, Luke, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Jaspers, Cornelia, Technical University, Denmark
Jongerius, Aniek, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Jonsson, Erik, University of California, San Francisco

Kaicher, Jonathan, United States Military Academy
Keeley, Daniel, Bridgewater State University
Kelu, Jeffrey, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Kerney, Ryan, Gettysburg College
Kingston, Alexandra, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Koenig, Kristen, University of Texas, Austin
Kuhn, Hallie, Harvard Medical School

LaPointe, Nichole, University of California, Santa Barbara
Larsen, Morten, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Leal, Filipe, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
Lee, Chi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Levoy, Marc, Stanford University
Lico, Diego, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Loiseau, Shamelia, Hunter College
Loose, Martin, Harvard Medical School
Lopes, Gabriel, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lowe, Christian, University of Chicago
Lucas, Kelsey, Roger Williams University

Marcello, Nicholas, Providence College
Marranzino, Ashley, Regis University
McAnelly, Mary, University of Texas
McDougal, Robert, Yale University
McKinney, Carissa, University of Delaware
Miki, Tomohiro, Nagoya University, Japan
Minnig, Margaret, Northeastern University
Miyake, Katsuya, Kagawa University, Japan
Miyazaki, Kenichi, New York Medical College
Mo, Wing, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Mohr, Robert, University of Washington
Monestime, Camillia, Brooklyn College
Montenegro Gouveia, Susana, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal

Nakaoka, Yuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Nalven, Sarah, Colby College
Naylor, Ethan, Indiana Wesleyan University
Nelson, Frank, University of Pennsylvania
Newkirk, Casandra, Claflin University
Nguyen, Phuong Anh, Harvard Medical School
Nguyen, Lynn Nhi, University of Utah

Oh, Soo-Jin, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Osorno Ferro, Tomas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Otmakhov, Nikolai, Brandeis University

Paranal, Ryan, Providence College
Park, Sung Young, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Peinado Allina, Gabriel, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Penaranda, Saul, Hunter College
Pereira-Leal, Jose, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
Petry, Sabine, University of California, San Francisco
Pinto, Joana, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Poidomani, Paul, Providence College

Rao, Geeta, Johns Hopkins University
Renz, Malte, National Institutes of Health
Ribbans, John, Brown University
Roberson, Loretta, University of Puerto Rico
Rosenblum, Jared, National Institutes of Health
Ross, Nechama, New York Medical College

Salmon, Kate, The Open University, United Kingdom
Sama, Reddy Ranjith Kumar, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Santos, Zita, Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal
Schmidt, Nadine, University Kaiserslautern, Germany
Schmidt, Marian, Harvard University
Seifert, Reinhard, Center for Advanced European Studies & Research, Germany
Shimi, Takeshi, Northwestern University Medical School
Sideris, Michael, Hunter College
Skau, Colleen, National Institutes of Health
Smith, Richard, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Song, Yuyu, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School
Song, Sang-Ho, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Steinacker, Antoinette, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
Stephansky, Ryan, Bridgewater State University
Struenker, Timo, Center for Advanced European Studies & Research, Germany
Sutherland, Kelly, University of Oregon
Sznapka, Magdalena, Center for Advanced European Studies & Research, Germany

Tam, Jenny, Massachusetts General Hospital
Terminel, Mabel, University of Texas at El Paso
Tully, Katherine, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Uhlinger, Kevin, Stanford University

van Brummen, Alexandra, University of Texas, Austin
Verardo, Andrew, Georgetown University
Verde, Fulvia, University of Miami School of Medicine

Wache, Susanne, South Arkansas Community College
Wallace, Shana, Bates College
Walters, Edgar, University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Wang, Han, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Wang, Hui, University of Minnesota
Waraniak, Justin, University of Michigan
Ward, Elisabeth, Brown University
Wilbanks, Elizabeth, University of California, Davis

Xu, Yuan, Ocean University of China, China

Yeh, Yi-Jou, University of Minnesota
Yung, Mana, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Zakevicius, Jane, Hunter College, City University of New York
Zemmar, Ajmal, New York University School of Medicine
Zhang, Huaiying, Dartmouth College
Zhu, Junfeng, University of Minnesota

MBL RESEARCH AWARDS
Twenty investigators received awards to conduct research at the MBL in 2012.

Ona Bloom, Assistant Professor, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
“Inhibitory Pathways after Spinal Cord Injury in Lamprey”
Supported by the Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award  (joint with Joseph Buxbaum)

Scott Brady, Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago
“Molecular Mechanisms of Fast Axonal Transport”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, the Gerald Fischbach Award, and the Frank R. Lillie Award.

Joseph Buxbaum, Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
“Inhibitory Pathways after SCI in Lamprey”
Supported by the Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award (joint with Ona Bloom)

Robyn Crook, Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Texas, Houston
“Behavioral Hypersensitivity and Primary Afferent Alterations after Spinal Cord Injury in the Lamprey”
Supported by the Baxter Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund, and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Gennaro D’Urso, Professor, University of Miami
“Chemogenomic Profiling in Fission Yeast”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Christine Field, Associate Scientist & Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
“Toward a Cell-Free Reconstitution of Cytokinesis”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund (in collaboration with Amy Gladfelter), and the Ann E. Kammer Memorial Fellowship Fund

Paul Forlano, Assistant Professor, City University of New York
“Neurochemical and Synaptic Connectivity of the Auditory Efferent System in a Vocal Fish”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund,
Erik B. Fries Endowed Fellowship Fund, and the H. Keffler Hartline and Edward MacNichol, Jr. Fellowship Fund

Catherine Galbraith, Senior Scientist, National Institutes of Health
“Investigating How AChR Dynamics Lead to Neuromuscular Junction Assembly Using Superresolution Imaging”
The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund,
the Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award (joint with James Galbraith and Thomas Misgeld)

James Galbraith, Scientist, National Institutes of Health
“Investigating How AChR Dynamics Lead to Neuromuscular Junction Assembly Using Superresolution Imaging”
The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, and the
Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award (joint with Catherine Galbraith and Thomas Misgeld)

Andrew Gillis, Postdoctoral Scientist, Dalhousie University
“Development and Patterning of Elasmobranch Branchial Appendages”
Supported by the Robert Day Allen Fellowship Fund, the Frederick B. and Betsy G. Bang Fellowship, and the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

Amy Gladfelter, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
“Toward a Cell-Free Reconstitution of Cytokinesis”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund (in collaboration with Christine Field), the Lucy B. Lemann Fellowship Fund, and the Evelyn and Melvin Spiegel Fellowship Award

Gohta Goshima, Professor, Nagoya University
“Non-centrosomal Microtubule Organization”
Supported by James A. and Faith Miller Memorial Fund

Jeffery Gross, Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin
“Molecular Analysis of Eye Development in Squid”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, H. Keffler Hartline and Edward MacNichol, Jr. Fellowship Fund, and the Plum Foundation, John E. Dowling Fellowship

Susan Hill, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
“Do Stem Cells Play a Role in Polychaete Regeneration?”
Supported by the John M. Arnold Award”

Kristina Mead Vetter, Associate Professor, Denison University
“The Energetic Costs and Functions of Mantis Shrimp Burrows and Currents”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, and the Lucy B. Lemann Fellowship Fund

Mark Messerli, Assistant Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory
“Cellular Organization Imposed By DC Electric Fields”
Supported by the Eugene and Millicent Bell Award

Thomas Misgeld, Professor, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
“Investigating How AChR Dynamics Lead to Neuromuscular Junction Assembly Using Superresolution Imaging”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, and the Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award (joint with Catherine and James Galbraith)

Timothy Mitchison, Professor, Harvard Medical School
“Microtubule-stimulated microtubule nucleation”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund

George O’Toole, Professor, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
“Analysis of the Polymicrobial Infections in Cystic Fibrosis and their Response to Therapy”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, and the Elisabet Samuelsson Fund

Joshua Rosenthal, Associate Professor, Universidad de Puerto Rico Institute of Neurobiology
“Plasticity of RNA Editing in Squid”
Supported by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, and the Burr and Susie Steinbach Fellowship

Joseph Sisneros, Associate Professor, University of Washington
“Neural Mechanisms of Directional Encoding for Sound Localization by the Fish Auditory System”
Supported by the M.G.F. Fuortes Memorial Fellowship, Albert and Ellen Grass MBL Faculty Research Award, and the E.E. Just Endowed Research Fellowship Fund

Shana Wallace, Undergraduate, Bates College
“The Auditory System of the Plainfin Midshipman, Porichthys notatus” assisting in the labs of Dr. Joseph Sisneros and Dr. Paul Forlano.
Supported by the William D. Cohen Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Education, the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund and the MBL Associates Research Award

GRASS FELLOWS
Eight young scientists were awarded fellowships by the Grass Foundation to conduct research in neurobiology at the MBL during the summer of 2012.  The program was directed by Alberto Pereda, MD, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and M. Jade Zee of Northeastern University was the Associate Director.

Joan David, M.S.
University of Ilorin
“Distribution and Morphology of Catecholaminergic and Serotonergic Neurons in the Brain of the African Pangolin, Hedgehog and Bat”

Rachel Fremont, M.S.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Is Cerebellar Dysfunction A Common Mechanism in Genetic Dystonias?”

Marie Goeritz, Ph.D.
Brandeis University
“Temperature Effects on Sensorimotor Integration in a Small Neural Network”

Charlotte Grove, Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine
“Homeotic Genes and Development of Precerebellar Neurons Responsible for Eye Movement Performance and Plasticity”

David Hunt, M.S.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
“Characterization of Cellular Bistability in CA3 Pyramidal Neurons”

Teresa Iglesias, M.S.
University of California at Davis
“Investigating the Quiescent Sleep-like State in the Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis): Homeostasis and the Effects of Deprivation on Learning and Memory Retention”

Craig Radford, Ph.D.
University of Aukland
“Anterior Lateral Line Afferent Responses to Tones and Play Back Vocalisations in a Tethered Oyster Toadfish, Opsanus tau

Sachiko Tsuda, Ph.D.
Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School
“Functional Analysis of Inhibitory Circuitry in Cerebellum”

GRASS IMAGING AWARDS
In 2012 the Grass Foundation initiated a new program, the Grass Imaging Awards.  The goal of the Grass Imaging Awards is to make the remarkable imaging resources and rich intellectual environment at the MBL available to the broader scientific community. In its inaugural year 3 awards were given.

Mariam Ghochani, M.S.
National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)
“Detection and Quantification of Morphogen and Morphostats 3D Gradient in Brain Tumor by Use of 3D Fluorescence Multiplexed Imaging”

Gal Haspel, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
“Optical Reconstruction of C. elegans Neurons at Super Resolution”

Erik Zornik, Ph.D.
University of Utah
“Functional Analysis of Central Pattern Generator Neurons Using High Resolution Optical Imaging”