Graduating Class of 2013

Graduating Class of 2013

Abraham, Ariel
B.S. University of Maryland, 2005
M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Dissertation Title: "Chromatin Protein HMGB2 in Neural Progenitor Cells and Adult Neurogenesis”
Mentor: Stella Tsirka, Ph.D., Dept. of Pharmacology
Residency: Dermatology, Stony Brook University

Selected Publication(s):
Abraham, A. B., Bronstein, R., Reddy, A. S., Maletic-Savatic, M., Aguirre, A., and Tsirka, S. E. (2013). Aberrant neural stem cell proliferation and increased adult neurogenesis in mice lacking chromatin protein HMGB2. PloS One 8:e84838.

Lazarus, Matthew
B.S. Cornell Unv., 2005
M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Dissertation Title: "Functional Maturation of Cortical GABAergic Interneurons”
Mentor: Josh Huang, Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor labs
Residency: Radiology-Diagnostic, Einstein/Montefiore

Selected Publication(s):
Lazarus, M. S., and Huang, Z. J. (2011). Distinct maturation profiles of perisomatic and dendritic targeting GABAergic interneurons in the mouse primary visual cortex during the critical period of ocular dominance plasticity. J. Neurophysiology 106:775-787.

Peters, Tricia
B.S. Colgate, 2003
Ph.D. in Biophysics and Structural Biology, Cambridge U., 2009
M.D., Stony Brook University 2013
Dissertation Title: "Physical activity and breast cancer risk”
Mentor: N/A
Residency: Internal Medicine?McGill University-Quebec Hospital, CA

Selected Publication(s):
Peters TM, Moore SC, Gierach GL, Wareham NJ, Ekelund U, Hollenbeck AR, Schatzkin A, Leitzmann MF. Intensity and timing of physical activity in relation to postmenopausal breast cancer risk: the prospective NIH-AARP diet and health study. BMC Cancer 2009. 9:349.

Talukder, Iehab
B.S. Stony Brook University, 2005
M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Dissertation Title: "Coupling Ligand Binding to Ion Channel Gating in NMDA Receptors”
Mentor: Lonnie Wollmuth, Ph.D., Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior
Residency: Anesthesiology/Research, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Selected Publication(s)
Talukder I, Borker P, Wollmuth LP. (2010) Specific sites within the ligand-binding domain and ion channel linkers modulate NMDA receptor gating. J. Neurosci. 30:11792-804.

Talukder I, Kazi R, Wollmuth LP. (2011) GluN1-specific redox effects on the kinetic mechanism of NMDA receptor activation. Biophys J. 101:2389-98.

Zanazzi, George
B.S. Stanford University, 1993
M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Dissertation Title: "Targeting and roles of complexins in zebrafish ribbon-containing neurons”
Mentor: Gary Matthews, Ph.D., Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior
Residency: Pathology,?NYP Hosp.-Columbia University Medical Center

Selected Publication(s):
Zanazzi, G., and Matthews, G. (2007) A doubleheader in endocytosis. Neuron 56, 939-942.

Zanazzi, G., and Matthews, G. (2009) The molecular architecture of ribbon presynaptic terminals. Molecular Neurobiology 39, 130-148.