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 2015 Conte SURE Students!

Our third class of Conte SURE Students have completed their projects and presented posters at the Vanderbilt University Summer Science Academy Thirteenth Annual Research Symposium on July 30, 2015.

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.





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Kiona Coleman
Tennessee State University

"Serotonin Signaling via 5-HT3A During Development of Autonomic Innervation of the Urinary Bladder"

Kiona worked in the laboratory of Michelle Southard-Smith, Ph.D., Division of Genetic Medicine





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Elizabeth Crummy
University of South Carolina

"Neural Precursor Cell Proliferation in Response to Apoptotic Targets for Phagocytosis"

Elizabeth worked in the laboratory of Bruce Carter, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry.





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Catherine Nettesheim
Vanderbilt University

"Homeostatic Regulation of Serotonin 2C Receptor Signaling by RNA Editing"

Catherine worked in the laboratory of Ronald Emeson, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and Conte Center Investigator.





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Ashlin Niedzwiecki
Eckerd College

"Does Glutamate Dependent Excitotoxicity Support Morphological Changes in Dopamine Neurons Evident in C. elegans swip-10 Mutant Animals?"

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