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Current PIN Students
Current Program in Neuroscience Graduate Students AY2021-2022

Entering fall 2016

Sid Gaikwad

  • Research mentor: Lique Coolen, PhD, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Research focus: I am interested in determining brain stem projections to the spinal ejaculation generator in rats.
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: MBSS, Mahatma Ghandi University; MS, Tulane University, Neuroscience

Entering fall 2017

John Aaron Howell

  • Research mentor: Lee Bidwell, PhD, Departments of Neurology and Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Research focus: My research focuses on the neuroinflammation that occurs after ischemic strokes, particularly the activation of the nuclear factor kappa B pathway. Our goal is to find novel methods to inhibit this pathway and prevent the secondary tissue injury that occurs as a result of the inflammatory response to ischemic strokes.
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BA, University of Mississippi, Biochemistry

Kendra Stansak

  • Research mentor: Brad Walters, PhD, Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences and Otolaryngology and Communicative Science
  • Research focus: I am interested in disease states of the inner ear. My current focus is on genetic and environmental risk factors associated with formations of neoplastic masses on or around the cochlea and cranial nerve VIII.
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, St. Vincent College, Psychology

Entering fall 2018

Charles Barnes

  • Research mentor: Doug Vetter, PhD, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, University of Tennessee, Biological Sciences

Maria Jones-Muhammad

  • Research mentor: J. Paula Warrington, PhD, Department of Neurology
  • Research focus: My research focuses on understanding molecular factors that contribute to increased seizure susceptibility in placental ischemia.
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, Tougaloo College, Chemistry

Jaren Reeves-Darby

  • Research mentor: Donna M. Platt, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, Millsaps College, Neuroscience & Cognitive Studies

Entering fall 2019

Elizabeth Gordineer

  • Research mentor: Matthias Krenn, PhD, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, Alvernia University, Chemistry

Ashley Griffin

  • Research mentor: Kedra Wallace, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, Delta State University, Biology

Loc Pham

  • Research mentor: Kevin Freeman, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, University of Alabama – Birmingham, Neuroscience

Jake Valeri

  • Research mentor: Harry Pantazopoulos, PhD, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BA, Rivier University, Psychology

Entering fall 2020

William Doyle

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BA, University of Mississippi, Biochemistry 

Tanya Pareek

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, Millsaps College, Biology; MS, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Biomedical Sciences

Allie Smith

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, Judson College, Biology

Entering fall 2021

Daniel Borgatti

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BA, Framingham State Univeristy, Psychology

Shelley Rae Edwards

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, Millsaps College, Neuroscience & Cognitive Studies

Jena' Mazique

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BS, William Carey University, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology

Jon Person

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree: BA, University of Mississippi, Biological Science, Psychology; MS, Mississippi College, Biological and Biomedical Sciences