Conte Center

Vanderbilt / NIMH Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research

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

2016 Pilot Grant Recipients

The Conte Center for Neuroscience Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 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.

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Rebecca Brindley Ph.D.

A novel mouse model to elucidate SERT regulation of the sympathoadrenal stress response

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Ana Carneiro, Ph.D.

Stress-induced, integrin αvβ3 receptor-dependent alterations in synaptic 5-HT diversity 

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Gabriella DiCarlo, Ph.D.

Serotonin Dysregulation & Sensory Processing Abnormalities associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Anita Disney, Ph.D.

Serotonergic control of coupling between visual input and perception

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Justin Siemann, Ph.D.

Utilizing SCN Optogenetic Stimulation to Drive Photoperiod Effects in the Dorsal Raphe