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CTRND Trainees

Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Cara Croft- Golde Lab
Dr. Pradeep Kamat- Doré Lab
Dr. Christian Lessard- Golde Lab
Dr. Lei Liu- Doré Lab
Dr. Mayur Parmar- Dr. Nikolaus McFarland Lab
Dr. Judy Triplett- Borchelt Lab

Graduate Research Assistants

Niousha Ahmari- Golde Lab
Jess-Karan Singh Dhillon- Giasson Lab
Marshall Goodwin- Levites Lab
Matthew Hamm- Lewis Lab
Christina Moloney- Lewis Lab
Michael Pace- Borchelt Lab
Sruti Rayaprolu- Lewis Lab
Kevin Strang- Giasson Lab

Medical Students

Hunter Futch (MD/PhD)- Golde Lab

Masters in Biotech

Morgan Carson- Doré Lab

Past Graduate Students and Where They Are Now

Rachel M. Bailey received a PhD     Aug 2010 -Dec 2013
Mentors: Dr. Steven Gray & Dr.  Jada Lewis
Fellowships & Awards
• Received a Parkinson’s Disease fellowship
• Received a Mayo Graduate School Fellowship
• 2013  Robinson Neuroscience Achievement Award, Tallahassee, FL
Doctoral Thesis: Modulators of Tauopathy in the Rtg4510 Mouse Model
Went to: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gene Therapy Center, UNC, Chapel Hill

Joo In Jung received a PhD    Aug 2010-Dec 2014
Mentor: Dr. Todd Golde
Doctoral Thesis: Biological and Therapeutic Implications of Gamma-Secretase Modulators in Alzheimer’s Disease
Went to: Clinical Research Coordinator, UCSF Memory and Aging Center

Celeste M Karch received a PhD    2005 Aug-2009 May
Mentor: Dr. David Borchelt
Doctoral Thesis: Mechanisms of superoxide dismutase 1 aggregate formation in familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Went to: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, BJC Institute of Health, Hope Center for Neurological Disorders,  Washington University School of Medicine

Mercedes Alvarez Prudencio received a PhD    Aug 2005-Dec 2009
Mentor: Dr. David Borchelt
Fellowships & Awards
• 2005  Research Fellowship from the Ministry of Education and Science (Spain)
• 2005  Grinter Travel Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
• 2006-2009  Outstanding International Student Award, University of Florida
• 2007  Bronze winner in the COM Medical Guild Competition-Neuroscience, UF
• 2007-2009  Travel award, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
• 2008  Robinson Neuroscience Achievement Award, Tallahassee, FL
Doctoral Thesis: Implication of detergent-insoluble aggregates of superoxide dismutase 1 in familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Went to: Assistant Professor; Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Amanda N Sacino received a PhD     Aug 2011-May 2014
Mentor: Dr. Todd Golde
Fellowships & Awards
• 2013 Wilder Family Fellow in Alzheimer’s Research
• 2013 MBI Travel Award (to San Diego for SFN Conference)
Doctoral Thesis: Studies of Induction of Alpha-Synuclein Inclusion Pathology
Went to: Neurology Fellow, Johns Hopkins

Andrew T Tebbenkamp received a PhD    Aug 2005- Aug 2010
Mentors: Dr. Nenad Sestan & Dr. David Borchelt
Fellowships & Awards
• 2005 – 2007 Dr. Linton E. Grinter College of Medicine Graduate School Fellowship, UF
• 2011 – 2012 NINDS Training Grant 5T32NS007224-27, Department of Neurobiology, Yale
Doctoral Thesis: Characterizing In Vitro and In Vivo Proteolysis of Huntingtin in Huntington’s Disease
Went to: Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT