Summer 2019!

  • May: The Spring 2019 semester has finished! Congrats to Shangari Varatharajan and Mansi Verma-two of the original undergrad crew- on their graduations!

  • June: Welcome to our new summer lab members: Nataleigh Austin, summer SROP fellow and to our two high school research volunteers: Aiswaryna Saravanan and Eric Yun.

        Yay, we reached a milestone of submitting our first R01 revision. Fingers crossed for some

        good news in October.

        Congrats to Doris on receiving a College of Natural Science Undergraduate Research

        Support Scholarship for Spring 2019.

        Good luck to Aneesh during his Summer Research Fellowship at the NIH!

Fall 2018/Spring 2019!

  • April: Congrats to all the undergrads who presented at this year's UURAF forum- see lab photos for pictures!

  • March: Good job Jennifer for giving an excellent presentation at the monthly motivated behaviors works in progress.

        Congrats lab for our first 100% "made in MSU" manuscript accepted into Behavioral

        Neuroscience!

  • January: There's so much snow here and MSU cancelled class due to the Polar Vortex!

        Congratulations to Aneesh Bal for receiving a College of Natural Science Undergraduate

        Research Support Scholarship for Spring 2019.

  • Welcome and Congrats to André Herrera for receipt of a MSU University Enrichment Fellowship. He will be joining the Behavioral Neuroscience Program this year.

  • Boram Cho will be joining the lab in April 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow. Boram received her PhD from Yonsei University and her B.S. in Physiology from MSU-welcome back.

  • Congrats to Jennifer for completing her 2nd year committee meeting last Fall and presenting her first poster at SfN.

  • Yay for Arguello acceptance into the Early Career Reviewer Program.

Summer 2018!

  • Welcome to the newest members of the lab: Doris Olekanma, our new lab researcher, Isabella Salinas and Andre Herrera, our SROP summer students. Also hello again to our "old crew" of undergraduates: Rachel, Aneesh and Shangari.

  • Congrats to Mansi for receiving a Dean's Assistantship Award to conduct research during her upcoming Senior 2018-2019 year!

  • Safe travels to Rachel during her MSU summer study abroad program.

  • Congrats to Shangari on her acceptance into the University of Toledo MedStart Program!

Spring 2018 Update

​It's already Summer-Time! Here are some highlights from the Spring Semester:

  • Congrats to Jennifer on her successful 1st year of grad school and receipt of 1st prize for her MSU SACNAS presentation! She received funds to attend this year's National SACNAS conference (in San Antonio Texas, ye-haw). 

  • Well done to all the undergrads-Shangari, Mansi, Rachel, Aneesh and Anu- for presenting at this year's University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF).

  • Arguello: Acceptance into NINDS and NIDA Grant Mentorship Programs

  • Welcome to Isabella Salinas and Andre Herrera, who will be joining us as Summer SROP Fellows.

More pictures to come from this year's Michigan SfN Symposium...

Fall 2017 Update

  • Hooray, just had our first Fall lab meeting! Welcome back to the undergrad researchers: Aneesh Bal, Rachel Butler, Shangari Varatharajan and Mansi Verma.

  • Introducing our newest lab members: Amber Garrison, Neuroscience Program Rotation Graduate Student and Jennifer Gerena, Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Student. Both Amber and Jennifer have received Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantship Awards-Congrats!

The semester is just starting, so more updates to come!!

Spring and Summer 2017 Update

Woah, that Spring semester went by fast!

Some updates and Congrats to:

  • David Lozano on his graduation and acceptance into the University of Michigan PREP scholar program

  • Mansi Verma on her receipt of a Summer 2017 College of Social Science PURI award and participation in the study abroad for Medical Ethics and Health Policy in London

  • Rachel Butler on her receipt of a Professorial Assistantship for the Fall 2017 semester

  • Aneesh Bal on his summer internship at the Wexner Medical Center

  • Acceptance of  "Role of the agranular insular cortex in contextual control over cocaine-seeking behavior in rats" in Psychopharmacology 

       https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00213-017-4632-7

  • Receipt of a Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship to attend the 2017 Neurobiology of Drug Addiction Gordon Research Conference in Hong Kong...yay!

  • Welcome to Jennifer Gerena, who will be starting as a graduate student in the lab this Fall 2017. And also congrats on her receipt of an Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantship (AAGA) Award!

Sept. 26, 2016

The 1st official lab meeting- Welcome to all of our new undergraduate volunteers! 

Collin Brooks, Shangari Varatharajan, David Lozano, Rachel Butler and Victoria Badia