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.



2014 Pilot Grant Recipients
The Conte Center for Neuroscience Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Conte Center Pilot Grants. This Pilot Grant Program is made possible by an endowment from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and awards investigators annually with a budget of $20,000 for studies to further advance the knowledge of serotonin systems.

If you are interested in applying for pilot funds, our next call for applications will be in January 2015.


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Nicole Baganz, Ph.D.

Serotonergic IL-1R/p38 MAPK Signaling: An Unsuspected Link Between Neuroimmune Signaling and the Enduring Impact of Early Life Stress?
 



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Vivien Casagrande, Ph.D.

Serotonergic mechanisms of visual dysfunction in autism
 



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Fiona Harrison, Ph.D.

Serotonergic and behavioral changes in a mouse model of Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome
 



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Chad Jackson, Ph.D.

Perinatal Photoperiod Affects Serotonergic Cell Function in the Raphe Nucleus
 



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Linda Simmler, Ph.D.

Elucidating Serotonin-Dependent Molecular Plasticities of Psychostimulant Action Using a KI Mouse Model Expressing a SERT with Diminished Cocaine Sensitivity