Awards

  • Graduate

    Outstanding Dissertation Award: Samantha Fortin (Mentor: Mitch Roitman)

    BIOS Award for Excellence in Teaching: Kristin Gallik (Mentor: Ankur Saxena) and Dan Applegate (Mentor: Thomas Park)

    BIOS Award for Excellence in Research 2018: Brigitte Browe (Mentor: Thomas Park)

    Marine Biological Laboratory Scholarship & acceptance to prestigious MBL Zebrafish Development and Genetics course at Woods Hole G.: Sriivastan Govinda Rajan (Mentor: Ankur Saxena)

    The following students were granted LIN Travel Awards:

    • Lillian Perez (Mentor: Aixa Alfonso)
    • Kim Atteberry (Mentor: Aixa Alfonso)
    • Mia Krout
    • Sriivatsan Govinda Rajan (Mentor: Ankur Saxema)
    • Seema Sheoran
    • Kristin Gallik (Mentor: Ankur Saxema)
    • Melissa Pergande
    • Vaibhav Konanur
    • Sineadh Conway
    • Ted Hsu (Mentor: Mitch Roitman)
    • Samantha Corwin
    • Rathnayake Rathnayake
  • Undergraduate

    Camila AwardIshueva (Mentor: Paul Malchow) was awarded a 2018 Honors College Research Award.

    Taylor Cairns (Mentor: Peter Okkema) was awarded the 2018 Louis Pasteur Award.

    Alex Chu (Mentor: John Larson) and Thomas Dagenais (Mentor: Peter Okkema) received the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award.

    The following students were each awarded a LASURI award for undergraduate research:

    Maryam Sabir (Mentor: Aixa Alfonso)
    Chioma Onoh (Mentor: Thomas Park)
    Usama Malkana (Mentor: Ankur Saxena)

    Chioma Onoh (Mentor: Thomas Park) participated in the the Summer Research Opportunities Program.

    Usama Malkana (Mentor: Ankur Saxena) placed first in the UIC Student Research Forum Poster Competition (Life Sciences).

    Jocelyn Garcia (Mentor: Ankur Saxena) received the 2017 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award.

    Daniel Koshy (Mentor: Ankur Saxena) received a 2017 Honors College Research Grant.

    Estefania Zarate (Mentor: Stephanie Cologna) was a L@S GANAS Fellow and recipient of the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award.

    Dylan Tabang (Mentor: Stephanie Cologna) received the Honors College Research Award, Honors College Travel Award and Edward G. Reitz Award for an Outstanding Graduating Senior.

    Chandimal Pathmasiri (Mentor: Stephanie Cologna) was accepted to and received a travel award for the May Institute on Computation and Statistics for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics.

2018 Neuroscience Awards Day

Hamdan receiving Featherstone Award from Dr. Richmond

The Hodgkin/Huxley Award
Given to an outstanding graduating neuroscience major with a GPA above 3.7 and who performed an exceptional research project. The awardee is selected by an undergraduate program committee and will receive a $500 honorarium on Awards Day.
Honoree: Gelique Ayala
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Daniel Nicholson, Rush
Title of Research: Ultrastructural White Matter Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease in Mouse Models
and Human Patients

The Ellen R. Grass Award
Given to a student who has completed an exceptional research project with a focus on cellular/molecular neuroscience and who has a GPA of 3.2 or higher. The awardee is selected by an undergraduate program committee and will receive a $250 honorarium
on Awards Day.
Honoree: Samaneh Ghassemi
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ali R. Djalilian
Title of Research: The Effects of Rapamycin on Autophagy in Human Corneal Epithelial Cells

The Patricia Goldman-Rakic Award
Given to a student who has completed an exceptional research project with a focus on systems and behavioral neuroscience and who has a GPA of 3.2 or higher. The awardee is selected by an undergraduate program committee and will receive a $250 honorarium on Awards Day.
Honoree: Emily Nepomuceno
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Thatcher
Title of Research: Overview of Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the NHL and the
Behavioral Characterization of a Novel Preclinical Model for TBI

The David E. Featherstone Award
Given to a student who crafts a 2-3 minute video reflecting on his/her time as a neuroscience major at UIC. This award honors the memory of Dr. David Featherstone, an out-of-the-box, highly creative and fun faculty member. The video needed to be creative, quirky and spirited! The student who makes the video judged to be the best will receive a
$250 honorarium on Awards Day.
Honoree: Abedel Hamdan