Research and education in the Neuroscience
concentration in the PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences is focused
on interdisciplinary approaches to the study of nervous system and related
disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders,
stroke, and neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and drug addiction.
Training will include a unique interdisciplinary blend of didactic coursework,
journal clubs, seminar series, as well as significant research experience.
2020 - Heather Mahoney was selected for the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms 2020 Trainee and Young Faculty Diversity Enhancement Fellowship award
2020 - Courtney Penn received the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s Matching Grants Research Program Excellence in Student Research Award
2019 - Meena Subbarayan received the Rising Star Research Travel Award from the American Society for Neural Therapy & Repair
- Winter AN, Subbarayan MS, Grimmig B, Weesner JA, Moss L, Peters M, Weeber E, Nash K, Bickford PC. Two forms of CX3CL1 display differential activity and rescue cognitive deficits in CX3CL1 knockout mice. J Neuroinflammation. 2020 May 14;17(1):157. doi: 10.1186/s12974-020-01828-y. PMID: 32410624; PMCID: PMC7227354. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32410624/
- Woo JA, Liu T, Fang CC, Castaño MA, Kee T, Yrigoin K, Yan Y, Cazzaro S, Matlack J, Wang X, Zhao X, Kang DE, Liggett SB. β-Arrestin2 oligomers impair the clearance of pathological tau and increase tau aggregates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Mar 3;117(9):5006-5015. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1917194117. Epub 2020 Feb 18. PMID: 32071246; PMCID: PMC7060747. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32071246/
- Das, Mahasweta & Penn, Courtney & Martinez, Taylor & Mayilsamy, Karthick & McGill, Andrew & Wiling, Alison & Mohapat, Shyam & Mohapatra, Subhra. (2020). COVID-19 neurotropism and implications for therapy. Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation. 2020. 10.20517/2347-8659.2020.36. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341903728_COVID-19_neurotropism_and_implications_for_therapy
For information about the PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences, contact 813-974-2836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, students do not apply directly to a concentration. Interested students should submit an application for the PhD in Medical Sciences. Concentrations are typically selected during the first year of study.