Graduate Student Research

Research Projects of Current Ph.D. Candidates in the Biomedical Sciences Department:

Carisa Berger
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Milwaukee, WI. “Cystine-glutamate antiporter involvement in schizophrenia pathogenesis.”

Jordan Blacktop
Grand Valley State University; Allendale, MI. “CRF regulation of dopaminergic neurotransmission and cocaine seeking.”

Evan Graf
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI. “The role of organic cation transporter 3 (OCT3) in stress related behaviors using rodent models.”

Jonathan Hill
The College of Saint Rose; Albany, NY. “Cellular mechanism of rapid glucocorticoid action on neuronal physiology and Behavior.”

Andrew Karls
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Green Bay, WI. “Identification of signal transduction pathways underlying GABAB-mediated changes in calcium currents.”

Kurt Laha
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI. “The identification of novel residues that influence the agonist-bound state of GABA-A receptors.”

Xiaoqian Liu
Shandong University; Qingdao, China. “Mechanism of environmental neurotoxins.”

Victoria Lutgen
Marquette University; Milwaukee, WI. “The role of the cystine-glutamate antiporter in schizophrenia.”

Aric Madayag
Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA. “Mechanisms underlying regulation of cystine-glutamate exchange and neuronal plasticity.”

Jon Resch
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN. “Hypothalamic circuitry involved in energy balance.”

Travis Rush
Marquette University; Milwaukee, WI. “Environmental neurotoxin mechanisms in cortical culture.”

Phu Tran
Marquette University; Milwaukee, WI. “Ethanol modulation of GABA-A receptor.”