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Alejandro Parga

Alejandro Parga successfully passed his dissertation defense. The title of his dissertation is, “Cortical Auditory Functional Activation by Cortico-striato-thalamo-cortico Circuits.” Alejandro worked on his dissertation at the U of A College of Medicine-Phoenix under the guidance of his mentor, Dr. Ron Hammer. 

Alejandro’s PhD degree will be award on December 15, 2014. Congratulations, Alejandro!

Francisco Costela

Francisco Costela successfully passed his dissertation defense. The title of his dissertation is, “The significance of Microsaccades for Perception and Oculomotor Control.” Francisco worked on his dissertation at Barrow Neurological Institute under the guidance of his mentor, Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde. 

Francisco’s PhD degree will be awarded on December 15, 2014. Congratulations, Francisco!

Justas Birgiolas

Justas Birgiolas has been awarded a grant to attend the Cognitive Systems Colloquium on Brain-Inspired Computing at IBM Research-Almaden in San Jose, California. The grant was awarded by the ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA). Congratulations, Justas!

Devin Taylor

Devin Taylor successfully passed his qualifying exams on June 23, 2014. Devin’s mentors are Dr. Jie Wu, from Barrow Neurological Institute and Dr. Foster Olive, from ASU’s School of Psychology.

Erik Stout

Erik Stout successfully passed his qualifying exams on April 13, 2014. Erik’s mentors are Dr. Irina Beloozerova, from Barrow Neurological Institute and Dr. Natalia Dounskaia, from ASU’s School of Nutrition and Health Promotion. 

Danielle Protas

Danielle Protas has successfully passed her dissertation defense. The title of her dissertation is, “Mechanisms of Calcium-mediated Excitation and Plasticity in Primary Olfactory Pathways of the Honey Bee.” Danielle worked on her dissertation at Arizona State University under the guidance of her mentor, Dr. Brian Smith.

Sandra Berger

Sandra Berger has successfully passed her dissertation defense. The title of her dissertation is, “Analysis of Signal Propagation and Excitability in Computational Models of an Identified Drosophila Motoneuron.” Sandra worked on her dissertation at Arizona State University under the guidance of her mentor, Dr. Sharon Crook.

Ryan Bastle

Ryan Bastle has received an ARCS Award. Congratulations, Ryan!

Ali Elhadi

Ali Elhadi has successfully passed his dissertation defense. The title of his dissertation is, “Surgical Freedom in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: Quantitative Analysis for Endoscopic Approaches.” Ali worked on his dissertation at the Barrow Neurological Institute under the guidance of his mentor, Dr. Mark Preul.

Ali’s PhD degree was awarded on May 12, 2014. Congratulations, Ali!

Yael Kusne

Yael Kusne has successfully passed her dissertation defense. The title of her dissertation is, “The Dissection of Signaling Cascades in Neural Stem Cell Proliferation & GBM Promotion.” Yael worked on her dissertation at the Barrow Neurological Institute under the guidance of her mentor, Dr. Nader Sanai.

Yael’s PhD degree was awarded on May 12, 2014. Congratulations, Yael!

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