Month: February 2023

Crocker lab receives new R01 to study rare disease

February 28 marks Rare Disease Day. UConn Health’s campus is lighting up this week to raise awareness of the more than 7,000 rare diseases and the importance of advancing research for them to find promising therapies and potential cures for patients. UConn School of Medicine’s Stephen J. Crocker, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience and immunology, has […]

Welcome Drs. Sebnem Tuncdemir and Andres Grosmark

We are so pleased to welcome Drs. Sebnem Tuncdemir and Andres Grosmark to be our newest Faculty members in the Neuroscience Department at UConn Health.  Sebnem received her MS degree in Biology from Pennsylvania State University, focusing on the characterization of a novel inhibitory neurotransmitter plasticity in the CNS. She received her PhD in Neuroscience […]

Annie Yao receives prestigious F30 NIH Fellowship

Annie Yao, a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Riqiang Yan, has received a prestigious F30 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Annie is a fourth year MD/PhD dual degree student.  Her F30 fellowship project is entitled “The role of beta-secretase 1 (BACE1) in modulating excitatory synaptic and circuit function and behavior” […]