Past Equipment Loan Winners
Barbara Lom (Davidson College) – “Examining optic nerve regeneration in Xenopus Larvae.” Awarded: 1-year Noldus Ethovision XT.
Rachel Blaser and Jena Hales (University of San Diego) - “Neural systems underlying Travelling Salesperson Problem in rodents.” Awarded: 2-year Stoelting Anymaze Tracking Package, camera, and associated hardware.
Alejandra Alonso and Abdeslem El Idrissi (The College of Staten Island – CUNY) – “Role of thalamic afferents in frontal cortical development and Schizophrenia.” Awarded: 2-year SomnoFlo® Low-Flow Electronic Vaporizer, CODA-M1 CODA® Monitor, PS-03, PS-04 Module PhysioSuite® with MouseSTAT® & RoVent® from Kent Scientific.
Kenneth J. Colodner (Mount Holyoke College) – “Molecular pathways that contribute to tau mediated neurophysiology deficits in a Drosophila model of glial tauopathy.” Awarded: 2-year Power Lab System from AD Instruments.
Ryan Bachtell (University of Colorado at Boulder) – “Assessing sleep and circadian disruptions produced by caffeine consumption during adolescence.” Awarded: 2-year Telemetry System from Data Sciences International.
Philip Vieira (California State University, Dominguez Hills) – “Investigation of long-lasting changes in neuronal transcription that supports substance abuse as a result of chronic drug exposure.” Awarded: 2-year 80i Research Microscope for DIC, Phase Contrast, & Florescence Microscopy from Nikon
Jennifer Honeycutt (Northeastern University) – “Ultra sonic vocalization playback as a novel preclinical assay of affective dysfunction following early-life adversity in male and female rats.” Awarded: 2-year SR Startle Lab System from San Diego Instruments.
Awarded: HD-XG glucose telemetry implant kit equipment from Data Sciences International.
Christina Ragan (Purdue University) – “Increasing Research and Educational Experiences in the Classroom.” Awarded: Facial Expressions Analysis Module equipment from iMotions.
Jason Chan (Juniata College) – “Fluorescence analyses of the aging nervous system.”
Awarded: Nikon E400 microscope equipment from Nikon Instruments.
Sally Marik (Pace University) – “From genes to behavior-Understanding the influence of genes on neural circuits and behavior in autism spectrum disorder.” Awarded: Ethovision XT software equipment from Noldus Information Technology.
Carolyn Pytte (Queens College, CUNY) – “The role of the mouse hippocampus commissure in learning and memory.”
Any-MazeTM video tracking system with laptop and up to two mazes/enclosures equipment from San Diego Instruments.
Elizabeth Krusemark, Millsaps College "Examining Cognitive and Affective Mechanisms of Information Processing in Psychopathology: A Proposal for Educational and Basic Research Growth at Millsaps College" Award: ADI ML856 PowerLab 26T system for research-quality data collection and educational demonstration from ADInstruments
Deanne Buffalari, Westminster College "Reinforcement enhancement properties of nicotine during reinstatement of cocaine conditioned place preference driven by stressful and cocaine-paired stimuli" Award: Conditioned Place Preference Equipment from San Diego Instruments
Greg Butcher, Thiel College "The Cognitive, Behavioral, and Neural Consequences of Adolescent Nicotine Exposure in Adult Long-Evans Rats" Award: An elevated plus maze from San Diego Instruments
Joshua Cordeira, Western Connecticut State University "Investigating Basal Forebrain Control of Prepulse Inhibition" Award: SR-Lab Startle Response System from San Diego Instruments
Jennifer Tudor, Saint Joseph’s University " Impact of sleep deprivation on mechanisms of translation regulation" Award: Any-maze Video Tracking System, zero maze, multi-unit open field maze from San Diego Instruments
Maureen Rutherford, Indiana University Northwest "Long-term neuroendocrine and behavioral effects of prepubertal Prozac® (fluoxetine) exposure in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)" Award: EthoVision XT software from Noldus Information Technology
Lorenz Neuwirth, SUNY Old Westbury "The effects of developmental Pb neurotoxicity on brain excitability" Award: Implantable telemetry system for data acquisition and analysis from Data Sciences International
Karen Parfitt, Pomona College
"Treatment of learning and memory deficits with a fragment of secreted APPα in a mouse model of Alzheimer's"
Award: A 2-year loan of an Any-maze Tracking System from San Diego Instruments
Erin Clabough, Hampden-Sydney College
"Detection of Motor Abnormalities in a Chronic, Mild Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Model in Swiss Webster Mice"
Award: A 2-year loan of a Roto-Rod Motor Skill Measurement System from San Diego Instruments
Elizabeth Becker, Saint Joseph’s University
"Influence of Early Life Exposure to Prozac on Neurodevelopment and the Reparative Role of Oxytocin Treatment in the California Mouse"
Award: A 2-year loan of a Place Preference System from San Diego Instruments
Lauren A. Makuch, Ursinus College
Establishing a Behavioral Neuroscience Research Methods Course in Undergraduate Curriculum
Award: A 2-year loan of a SR-LAB Startle Response System from San Diego Instruments
Annaliese Beery, Smith College
"Stress and Sociality: Effects of environment on heart rate and heart rate variability in social voles"
Award: A 2-year loan of a DSI Implantable Telemetry System from Data Sciences International
Abigail Kerr, Illinois Wesleyan University
"Mechanisms of compensatory limb use following stroke: The role of the neurovascular niche in functional outcome"
Award: A 2-year loan of a Nikon Eclipse E400 Microscope System from Nikon Instruments
Divya Sitarama, University of San Diego
"Dopaminergic circuits underlying sleep and behavioral arousal in Drosophila"
Award: A 1-year loan of an EthoVision XT Software with additional modules and CCD camera from Noldus Instruments
Raddy L. Ramos, New York Institute of Technology.
"Behavioral consequences of cerebellar molecular layer heterotopia in rodent models"
Roto-Rod Motor Skill Measurement System from San Diego Instruments
Lisa A. Gabel, Lafayette College
"Auditory Discrimination in a mouse model of dyslexia"
SR-Lab startle response system from San Diego Instruments
Suren Ambegaokar, Christian Fink, and Jennifer Yates, Ohio Wesleyan University
"Developing a novel fused-format introductory neuroscience course"
A PowerLab 26T system from ADInstruments
Rupa Gupta Gordon, Augustana College
"Physiological synchrony in conversation"
A PowerLab 26T system from ADInstruments
"Investigation of the anti-schizophrenic properties of early life choline levels in rat models"
Melissa J. Glenn, Colby College
SR-Lab System with Large Enclosures (2 stations) from San Diego Instruments
"Identifying Outcomes and Regenerative Responses to Repetitive Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)"
Dorothy Kozlowski, DePaul University
PAS Open Field with Rearing Frames for Rat (2 Stations) from San Diego Instruments
Joaquin Lugo, Baylor University
A Gemini Avoidance System and a SR-LAB System with Small/Medium enclosure for mice from San Diego Instruments
Veronica G. Acosta, University of the Incarnate Word
Award of a PowerLab 26T system from ADInstruments and a Nikon Eclipse E400 Microscope
“Effects of Endocrine Disruptors on Cognition and Social Responding”
Adrienne J. Betz, Quinnipiac University
Award of a PAS Open Field with Rearing Frames (2 Stations) from San Diego Instruments and EthoVision XT software from Noldus.
“Investigating the time-course of crossmodal sensory plasticity caused by retinal degeneration”
Michael Jarvinen, Emmanuel College
Award of a Two SR-Lab Systems from San Diego Instruments.
"Exploring Cardiovascular Functioning in Students Engaged in Behavior Changes"
Glena L. Andrews, Northwest Nazarene University
Award of a Powerlab System from ADInstruments.
"Characterizing cognitive deficits in an animal model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)"
Megan St. Peters, Ferrum College
Award of a SR-Lab System from San Diego Instruments.
"The development of a quantitative measure of social motivation for mouse phenotyping"
Loren Martin, Azusa Pacific University
Award of an Anymaze system from San Diego Instruments.
"Effect of environmental enrichment on symptoms of depression and anxiety following brain injury"
Jeff Smith, Saginaw Valley State University
Award of a Rodent Forced Swim Task System from Kinder Scientific.
Robert Flint, College of Saint Rose “Pedagogical Development and Research Advances using the SR-LAB System at The College of Saint Rose” SR-LAB System, San Diego Instruments
Leah Chase, Hope College “Is Homocysteic Acid Neurotoxicity a Model for Schizophrenia?” Kinder Scientific Startle System
Adrienne Betz, Quinnipiac University “Role of caffeine and taurine in anxiety-like behaviors” Photobeam open field activity, San Diego Instruments