Scripps Florida - The Scripps Research Institute Department of Neuroscience

Department of Neuroscience

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Graduate Students

The Department of Neuroscience at Scripps Research Institute Florida offers opportunities for graduate research with an interdisciplinary approach. Students have access to a variety of core resource facilities and specialized equipment related to neuroscience research ultimately enabling research without limitations during their training.

We are excited to have the following graduate students pursuing their research within the Department of Neuroscience:

Eddie Grinman

Eddie Grinman, Hunter College
Graduate Student of Biological Sciences
Mentor: Sathya Puthanveettil, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Studying the link between certain lncRNA and neuronal spine formation and branching.

Nadine Joseph

Nadine Joseph, Colgate University, University of Connecticut
Graduate Student of Biological Sciences
Mentor: Sathya Puthanveettil, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Studying the role of kinesins in sub-regions of the prefrontal cortex in fear memory expression and extinction.

Clint Kinney

Clint Kinney, Georgetown University
Graduate Student of Pharmacology & Physiology
Mentor: Baoji Xu, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Neural control of appetite and body weight.

Murat Kilinc

Murat Kilinc, Bilkent University (Turkey)
Graduate Student of The Scripps Research Institute
Florida Campus
Mentor: Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of SynGAP in neocortical development.

Murat Kilinc

Jenna Levy, University of Central Florida
Graduate Student of The Scripps Research Institute
Florida Campus
Mentor: Damon T. Page, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular and cellular substrates of growth and connectivity in the context of ASD risk genes.

Murat Kilinc

Nick Petersen, Brigham Young University in Provo, UT
Graduate Student of The Scripps Research Institute
Florida Campus
Mentor: Scott Hansen, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Studying the role of lipid raft disruption in cell mechanosensation.

Martin Sabandal

John Martin Gabriel Sabandal, University of Texas at El Paso
Graduate Student of The Scripps Research Institute
Florida Campus
Mentor: Ronald L. Davis, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Investigating dopamine's role in learning, memory and forgetting.

Scarlet Park

Jin Hong "Scarlet" Park, Carleton College
Graduate Student of The Scripps Research Institute
Florida Campus
Mentor: William Ja, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Sugar-mediated suppression of feeding in Drosophila melanogaster.

Xiaofan Zhang

Xiaofan "Fan" Zhang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Graduate Student of The Scripps Research Institute
Florida Campus
Mentor: Ronald L. Davis, Ph.D.
Reearch Insterests: Studying the mechanism of Drosophila learning and memory using functional imaging method.