Graduate Students: Alphabetical Listing

Francisca Benavente ~ Anderson Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2011

  • Research Interests: Spinal Cord Injury, Inflammation, Stem Cells transplants
  • Publications: of Publications on PubMed
  • Awards:
          • Becas Chile Scholarship/CONICYT CHILE
          • Fulbright Scholarship/ Fulbright.
  • Presentations:
          • XXVII Annual Meeting of the Cellular Biology Society of Chile. (2013) (Talk)
          • Christopher and Dana Reeve Consortium Associates Meeting, (2013) (Talk)
          • Anatomy & Neurobiology Graduate Day, (2012) (Poster)
          • XXVI Annual Meeting of Chilean Biochemistry Students. Antofagasta, Chile. (2010). (Talk)
          • XXIII, XXIV, and XXV, Annual Meeting of the Cellular Biology Society of Chile. (2009, 2010, 2011). (Poster)

Anh Bui ~ Soltesz Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2012 (MSTP 2010)

  • Research Interests: Mechanisms of epileptogenesis and optogenetic control of seizures

Conor Cox ~ Lynch Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2010

  • Research Interests: Analysis of neural circuits activated during learning.
  • Publications: Listing of Publications on PubMed
  • Awards: NSF GRFP Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Presentations: Society for Neuroscience (2011), (2012), (2013)

Inez Falcon ~ Solodkin Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2011

  • Research Interests: Functional mechanisms underlying brain plasticity following stroke and stroke recovery
  • Publications: Listing of Publications on PubMed
  • Awards:
          • HHMI-UCI Graduate Fellow Award (2012-2013),
          • ARCS Scholar Award (2013-2015)
  • Presentations:
          • Society for Neuroscience (2010), (2011), (2012), (2013),
          • Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2013)

Eric Gold ~ Cummings Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2011

Erin Gutilla ~ Steward Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2013 (MSTP 2011)

  • Research Interests: Behavioral and signaling effects of PTEN deletion in the hippocampus and sensorimotor cortex
  • Presentations:
          • Society for Neuroscience, (2010)
          • International Symposium on Neural Regeneration, (2013)

Daniel Haus ~ Cummings Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2009

  • Research Interests: Neural stem cell biology and transplantation, CNS trauma and disease
  • Publications: Listing of Publications on PubMed
  • Awards: CIRM Predoctoral Training Award
  • Presentations:
          • Society for Neuroscience (2012) (Talk)
          • Cell Symposia: Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Human Disease (2013)
          • 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) (2013)

Sung Ji ~ Weiss Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2013 (MSTP 2011)

Carley Karsten ~ Gall Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2012

  • Research Interests: Synaptic mechanisms of learning and memory.
  • Awards:
          • NSF GRFP Predoctoral Fellowship (2014-2017)
          • HHMI-UCI Teaching Award (2013)
  • Presentations:
          • Society for Neuroscience (2014, poster)
          • UCI ReMIND Symposium (2015, talk)

James Lim ~ Piomelli Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2011

  • Research Interests: Endocannabinoid signaling and stress.

Katelin Patterson ~ Baram Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2011

  • Research Interests: Mechanisms of epileptogenesis following febrile status epilepticus
  • Awards: The Epilepsy Foundation: Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship
  • Presentations:
          • Society for Neuroscience (2012);
          • Gordon Research Conference: Mechanisms of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization (2012).

Carol Pham ~ Zeng Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2011

  • Research Interests: Cochlear implant speech-in-noise perception
  • Awards: Pre-doctoral Training Grant Award (T32) from the NIDCD Institutional National Research Service Award
  • Presentations:
          • Conference for Implantable Auditory Prostheses (2013);
          • Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Neural Correlates of Perception (2013);
          • Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Auditory and Central Measures (2013);
          • Society for Neuroscience, Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology (2009)

Diane Su ~ Anderson Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2010

  • Research Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury and Inflammation
  • Presentations: Anatomy and Neurobiology Grad Day (2012) (Poster)
  • Publications: Listing of Publications on PubMed

Yanjun Sun ~ Xu Lab - Year Entered Program, 2011

  • Research Interests: Cell type specific circuit organization of the septo-hippocampal system
  • Awards: Graduate Fellow Award, HHMI-UCI Teaching Fellows Program (2013-2014)
  • Publications: Listing of Pubs on PubMed
  • Presentations:
          • Society for Neuroscience (2013, talk)
          • UCI REMIND Emerging Scientists Symposium (2013);
          • Anatomy & Neurobiology, Progress in Neurobiology (2013);
          • Society for Neuroscience (2012);
          • Anatomy & Neurobiology, Progress in Neurobiology (2011)

Don Wei ~ Piomelli Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2012 (MSTP 2010)

  • Research Interests: Endocannabinoids, autism

Jennifer Wu ~ Cramer Lab ~ Year Entered Program, 2011

  • Research Interests: Applications of human neuroimaging to develop improved rehabilitation therapies for stroke and other CNS injuries
  • Publications and Presentations: Listed on MSTP website (Medical Scientist Training Program)
  • Awards: UCI ICTS TL-1 Predoctoral Fellowship