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LATEST LAB NEWS

 

IT'S OFFICIAL! NIKO RIGNEY RECEIVES A RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA) INDIVIDUAL PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP.

January 22, 2021

We are all immensely proud of Niko; this is a very significant achievement!

NIKO RIGNEY RECEIVES GSU DISSERTATION GRANT AND THE WILLIAM SUTTLES GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

December 10, 2020

The Suttles award is granted to the doctoral student with the most outstanding qualifications, achievements  and dissertation proposal across the entire university. Way to go Niko, we are so proud of you!

JACK WHYLINGS SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS HIS DISSERTATION: "REGULATION OF SOCIAL, ANXIETY, AND SICKNESS BEHAVIORS BY FOREBRAIN VASOPRESSIN CELLS IN MICE"

11/19/2020

Congratulations on a fantastic job!

NIKO RIGNEY, RACHAEL BEAUMONT AND ALEX SELKE PRESENT THEIR EXCITING PRELIMINARY DATA

10/30/2020

at the GSU NIBL (Neuroscience Institute Breakfast & Lecture) series. https://tinyurl.com/gsunibl.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NIKO RIGNEY ON HER NRSA SCORE

10/28/2020

An impressive and eminently fundable 2nd percentile score!

JACK WHYLINGS ET AL PAPER ON PVN AVP AND SICKNESS IS PUBLISHED

10/22/2020

“Removal of Vasopressin cells from the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus enhances LPS-induced sickness behavior in mice” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology (DOI: 10.1111/jne.12915). Go Team!!

SELMA BELKASIM IS OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED AS A MASTERS STUDENT

10/20/2020

to continue her great work in lab!!

NIKO RIGNEY IS AWARDED A HONEYCUTT FELLOWSHIP

09/23/2020

in recognition of her outstanding performance as a neuroscience graduate student at GSU.

MICHAEL HOHL'S LAST DAY IN LAB

10/28/2020

Off to Emory! Bittersweet moment.

ADAM ZBIB IS A NEW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT IN THE LAB

08/20/2020

Welcome!

ALEXANDRA SELKE IS THE NEW PHD STUDENT IN THE LAB

07/01/2020

Great projects await!

BEHNOUSH DADKHAH IS JOINING US AS A NEW MASTERS STUDENT

07/01/2020

She will work to define the complimentary roles of oxytocin and vasopressin receptors in lateral septum. Stay tuned!

NIKO RIGNEY ET AL PAPER ON PVN AVP AND BEHAVIOR IS PUBLISHED

06/15/2020

“Sex Differences in the Control of Social Investigation and Anxiety by Vasopressin Cells of the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus” has been accepted for publication in Neuroendocrinology (DOI: 10.1159/000509421 (PMID: 32541145)). Another great team effort!

DR. DE VRIES CO-AUTHORED A LANCET PAPER

06/15/2020

entitled “Sex and gender: modifiers of health, disease, and medicine” that has just been published. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31561-0 (PMID: 32828189). Kinda a big deal!

TIMOTHY COPELAND AND BRIAN REID START AS MASTERS STUDENTS IN THE LAB

05/30/2020

and will be working on testing our new Avpr1a-cre mouse to make sure they are a great resource for the lab and others.

LAB RECEIVES A BRAINS AND BEHAVIOR SEED GRANT (GSU)

05/02/2020

to develop a conditional vasopressin 1a receptor knockout mouse line. Super excited to have another tool in our toolbox! (https://neuroscience.gsu.edu/brains-behavior/seed-grants/).

NIKO RIGNEY: SERVICE TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY

05/01/2020

Niko is now co-President of the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association (NGSA) at GSU and a student representative for the Atlanta chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (ACSfN). Great opportunities for service to our research community! https://neuroscience.gsu.edu/graduate/ngsa/

SELMA BELKASIM IS A NEW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT IN THE LAB

04/30/2020

Welcome!

OUR LAB MOVES TO A LARGER SPACE

04/20/2020

Petit Science Center 858. Finally a lab with windows!

NIKO RIGNEY RECEIVES TRAVEL AWARD

02/28/2020

to present at the 2020 OSSD…just before the conference is canceled

DR. PETRULIS IS BACK FROM NIH PANEL REVIEW

02/28/2020

The NRSA F02A panel had lots of great applications!

NIKO AND RACHAEL’S PAPER ON V1A RECEPTOR FUNCTION IS ACCEPTED

02/10/2020

“Sex differences in vasopressin 1a receptor regulation of social communication within the lateral habenula and dorsal raphe of mice” has been accepted for publication in Hormones and Behavior (DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2020.104715 (PMID: 32067962)). Very cool results!

NIKO RIGNEY: SERVICE TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY

01/27/2020

Niko Rigney has joined the Professional Development Committee of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN). An excellent way to help fellow students in our field!

DR. PETRULIS PUBLISHED A REVIEW CHAPTER THE MEDIAL AMYGDALA

01/11/2020

“Structure and Function of the Medial Amygdala is now out in J. H. Urban & J. A. Rosenkranz (Eds.), Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience: Amygdala Structure and Function, pp. 39-61. Oxford: Academic Press. (DOI.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815134-1.00002-7). Everything you ever wanted to know about the medial amygdala can be found here.