Order neuroscience t-shirts for all your friends and family!

These fun and nerdy shirts will make great holiday gifts for anyone and everyone. Shirts are $15 each for all sizes and money will be due at the time of order pickup. Payment can either be in cash or in a check made out to the Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization. If you submitted an order, please get in touch with Liz Stone (stone.655@osu.edu) to arrange a time for you to pick up your shirts.

NGSO T-Shirt Orders

NGSO T-Shirt Orders


June birthdays!

Samantha Powers

Happy birthday to all our NGP friends born in June. Pictured from left to right: Randall Carpenter, Sam Powers, Kristina Witcher, and Rim Yoseph.

May birthdays!

Nicole Pukos

Happy birthday to all our NGP friends born in May! From left to right: Zoe Tapp, Ren Yin, Abby Zalenski, Seemaab Ali, Chloe Page, Kyle Sullivan, and Nicki Pukos.

Congrats to Kaitlin Snider on passing her dissertation defense!

Kaitlin SniderThis past Monday, Kaitlin presented and defended her dissertation titled, “Regulation of hippocampal memory by the cell-autonomous hippocampal circadian clock”.

Kaitlin graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Neuroscience. As a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Karl Obrietan, Kaitlin studied the modulation of learning and memory by the hippocampal circadian clock. Kaitlin has authored four publications (two first author), with an additional first author paper soon to be submitted. She was awarded multiple fellowships, including a University Fellowship and a Presidential Fellowship. Following graduation, Kaitlin will go on to a postdoctoral position in the lab of Michael Nitabach at Yale University, studying learning in the nematode C. elegans.

Congrats to Anzela Niraula on passing her dissertation defense!

Anzela NiraulaIn March, Anzela defended her dissertation titled, “Blood-borne factors regulate monocyte function during psychosocial stress: a case of corticosterone and IL-6”.

Anzela completed her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Bates College, Maine. She worked as a research assistant at University of Maryland, College Park before joining the neuroscience graduate program at OSU in 2013. As a graduate student in the laboratories of Dr. John Sheridan and Dr. Jonathan Godbout, Anzela studied the mechanisms underlying central and peripheral immune response to psychosocial stress, and their implications for behavioral deficits following stress. Following graduation, Anzela will start her postdoctoral research on communication across the blood-brain barrier in the lab of Dr. William Banks at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.


March birthdays!

Liz Stone photoHappy birthday to our NGP friends born in March! From left to right: Kia Adams, Davin Packer, & Liz Stone.

Come enjoy happy hour at our next NGSO fundaiser!

Next week, on Thursday February 22nd, NGSO will be hosting a fundraiser at The Three Legged Mare from 5pm-9pm. 15% of all food and alcohol sales goes to us to fund future workshops, social events, and professional development opportunities. Happy hour is until 8pm so bring everyone you know down to the Arena District. More information can be found on the flyer which you must bring with you and present to your server in order for a portion of your dollars to go yo our organization!

Wrapping up autumn semester 2017!

Luke Russell photo Levi Todd Yasmine Cisse Sarah Light photo Jessica Marbourg

The NGP had a great semester this fall with a lot of student accomplishments to brag about. Three of our students (Luke Russell, Levi Todd, and Yasmine Cisse) successfully defended their theses and will soon be off to start exciting new post docs all around the country. One more third year student (Sarah Light) completed her qualification exam and is now living the stress free (ha! yeah right..) post-candidacy life. Jessica Marbourg was recently awarded a prestigious Presidential Fellowship from the OSU Graduate School and Randall Carpenter received a 2 year F31 Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health in August. We also had many students travel to present their research at the annual SfN meeting this past November in Washington D.C. Last but not least, the NGP team won this year’s IGP softball tournament, earning the respect of our peers and taking home the big trophy (please visit it in Keri’s office if you would like to rub it for luck).