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The University of Wyoming, Laramie offers graduate training in neuroscience leading to the Ph.D degree. The purpose is to prepare students for future careers as independent scientists, and educators. The program is interdepartmental. Faculty participants utilize diverse model species to study questions that utilize basic to translational research approaches: areas represented include neural development, behavior, learning and memory, sensory biology (link), addiction, regeneration, and neurodegeneration.
The doctoral neuroscience graduate program is now accepting applicants for a Fall 2023 start. We are seeking motivated individuals that are passionate about developing a career in the neurosciences as independent scientists and instructors. Neuroscience faculty have research programs in neurodevelopment, sensory biology, chronic pain, communication, addiction, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, neurodegeneration, decision making, and other areas. Please see “About the Program” for more information and contact the program director if there are questions about this opportunity.
Allgood JA, Roballo KCS, Bridger RD, Bushman JS. 2022. Effect of graft source and orientation on regeneration of ablated branch points in peripheral nerves. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Accepted for publication 10/26/2022
Barbera G, Jun R, Zhang Y, Liang B, Li Y and Lin DT. 2022. A miniature fluorescence microscope for multi‑plane imaging. Scientific Reports 12: 16686. Doi:10.1038/s41598-022-21022-9
Bittner GD, Bushman JS, Ghergherehchi CL, Roballo KCS, Shorts JT, Smith TA. Typical and atypical properties of peripheral nerve allografts enable novel strategies to repair segmental-loss injuries. J Neuroinflammation. 2022 Feb 28;19(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s12974-022-02395-0.
Bloomstom NA, Zaharas K, Lawley K, Fenn T, Person E, Huber H, Zhang Z, Prather JF. 2022. Exploring links from sensory perception to movement and behavioral motivation in the caudal nidopalllium of female songbirds. Journal of Comparative Neurology https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.25305
Bruno JR, Udoh UG, Landen JG, Osborn PO, Asher CJ, Hunt JE, Pratt KG. 2022. A circadian-dependent preference for light displayed by Xenopus tadpoles is modulated by serotonin. iScience doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.105375.
Fujii T, Coulter, A, Lawley KS, Prather JF, Okanoya K. 2022. Song preference in female and juvenile songbirds: proximate and ultimate questions. Frontiers in Physiology. 13:876205. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.876205
Jun R, Zhang W, Beacher NJ, Zhang Y, Li Y, Lin DT. 2022. Dysbindin-1, BDNF, and GABAergic transmission in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry 13:876749. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.876749.
Lawley KS, Fenn* T, Person* E, Huber* H, Zaharas* K, Smith* P, Coulter A, Prather JF. (in press) Auditory processing neurons influence song evaluation and strength of mate preference in female songbirds. In press at Frontiers in Neural Circuits.
Liang B, Thapa R, Zhang G, Moffitt C, Zhang Y, Zhang L, Johnston A, Ruby HP, Barbera G, Wong PC, Zhang Z, Lin DT, Li Y. 2022. Aberrant Neural Activity in Prefrontal Pyramidal Neurons Lacking TDP-43 Precedes Neuron Loss. Progress in Neurobiology 215: 112297. Doi: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2022.102297.
Liang B, Zhang L, Zhang Y, Werner C, Denman A, Li Y, Chen R, Gerfen C, Barbera G, and Lin DT. 2022. Striatal direct and indirect pathway neurons encode distinct elements in accelerating rotarod motor skill learning. iScience 25(5):104245. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.104245.
Machado NLS, Todd WD, Kaur S, Saper CB. (2022) Median preoptic GABA and
glutamate neurons exert differential control over sleep behavior. Current Biology
Williams RE, Mruk K. (2022) Aquatic Freshwater Vertebrate Models of Epilepsy Pathology: Past Discoveries and Future Directions for Therapeutic Discovery. Int J Mol Sci. 23(15):8608. doi: 10.3390/ijms23158608.
Wupu O, Allgood JA, Van Sandt R, Burns DT, Bushman JS. 2022. Sexual dimorphism in lesion size and sensorimotor responses following spinal cord injury. Front. Neurol. doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2022.92579