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Congratulations to Vanderbilt Kennedy Science Day 2010 Selected Poster Presenters and Poster Award Recipients!

Updated on 2/25/2010 4:29:58 PM.






Poster Award Recipients and Selected Presenters (Left to right)
Robin Jones, Twyla Perryman, Libin Xu, Elizabeth Stringer, Saul Siller, Wan-hsin Lin, Jacqueline Clauss, Lane Coffee, and Al Powers

Nearly 100 graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows presented posters in clinical, behavioral, and intervention research; cellular and molecular neuroscience; and systems neuroscience at the third Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, held February 16. More than 200 people attended the day-long event.

Keynote Address

  • Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute
    Multisensory Processing and Developmental Disabilities: Insights into Autism and Dyslexia

Junior Faculty Presentation

  • Carissa Cascio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    Role of Neural Reward Systems in Restricted Interests in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Selected Trainee Research Poster Presentations

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

  • Lane Coffee
    Mentor—Kendal Broadie, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences
    Evolutionary Conservation of the Human Fragile X Mental Retardation Gene Family

Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research

  • Jacqueline Clauss
    Mentor-Jennifer Blackford, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry
    Temperament Moderates Effect of Novelty on Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex Response to Fear Faces

Systems Neuroscience

  • Albert Powers
    Mentor—Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
    Multisensory Perceptual Training: Evidence from Psychophysics and Neuroimaging

VKC Science Day Research Poster Awards

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

  • Predoctoral Trainee—Wan-hsin Lin
    Mentor—Donna Webb, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences
    VASP Induces Actin Assembly in Dendritic Spines to Promote Their Development and Potentiates Synaptic Strength
  • Postdoctoral Trainee—Libin Xu
    Mentors—Ned Porter, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, and Zeljka Korade, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry
    Free Radical Chain Oxidation of 7-Dehydrocholesterol: Product, Mechanistic Studies and Implications in Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome

Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research

  • Predoctoral Trainee—Robin Jones
    Mentor—Edward G. Conture, Ph.D., Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
    Emotional Reactivity Prior to and During (Dis)fluent Utterances of Children Who Do and Do Not Stutter
  • Postdoctoral Trainee—Twyla Perryman
    Mentor—Paul Yoder, Ph.D., Department of Special Education
    Association Between Caregiver Factors and the Timing of Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnosis

Systems Neuroscience

  • Predoctoral Trainee-Elizabeth Stringer
    Mentor-John Gore, Ph.D., Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
    The Ability of fMRI at 7T to Detect Functional Differences Between Areas 1 and 3b of Primary Somatosensory Cortex
  • Postdoctoral Trainee-Jutta Mayer
    Mentor-Sohee Park, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
    Interactions Between Visual Attention and Encoding into Spatial Working Memory in Schizophrenia

Undergraduate Award Winner

  • Saul Siller
    Mentor-Kendal Broadie, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences
    A Minocycline Treatment Trial in a Fragile X Syndrome Genetic Model

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