Conte Center

Vanderbilt / NIMH Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research



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Vanderbilt University
465 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
615-936-1898
For more information,
please contact Denise Malone.



Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)



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Congratulations to our 2014 Conte SURE Students!

Our second class of Conte SURE Students have completed their projects and presented posters at the Vanderbilt University Summer Science Academy Twelfth Annual Research Symposium on July 31, 2014.

The Conte Center is proud of the students and their work, and extends gratitude to the faculty and their lab members for their efforts in mentoring the students.

Thanks to Dr. Carneiro for some of the pictures!





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Megan Kechner
Michigan State University

"The Impact of Altered Dopamine Transporter Function in Mice Expressing the ADHD-associated DAT Variant, DAT Val559"

Megan worked in the laboratory of Randy Blakely, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and Psychiatry and Director of the Conte Center.





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Peace Odiase
Fisk University

"Role of swip-10, a novel gene, in the regulation of dopamine signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans"

Peace worked in the laboratory of Randy Blakely, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and Psychiatry and Director of the Conte Center.





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Diana Torres
Rutgers University

"Effects of varying degrees of reward feedback on the multisensory temporal binding window"

Diana worked in the laboratory of Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Departments of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychology and Psychiatry, and Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.





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Tair Werner
University of California, Berkeley

"Validating a mouse model of depression through social defeat"

Tair worked in the laboratory of Gregg Stanwood, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology.