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Jennifer Donegan & David Aguilar Prepare For Neuroscience’s Biggest Meeting

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Author: Pharmacology | Category: Of Interest | Neuroscience | Neuroscience | September 03, 2015

Congratulations to Postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Donegan, Ph.D. and Neuroscience graduate student David Aguilar for being selected to receive the William Thomas Booth Memorial Travel Awards!

William Thomas Booth, a native Texan and west Texas rancher, passed in August of 2012. His family began a memorial fund that year, in his name, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. 

The purpose of the fund is to support the research travel of Pharmacology Postdoctoral Fellows and graduate students, so they can present their research data at the largest neuroscience meeting of the year...the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting

This year, the meeting will be held in Chicago, IL., where attendance is expected to exceed 30,000 world-wide participants, from over 80 countries.

The selection committee included Pharmacology Professor Julie Hensler, Ph.D., Professor William Clarke, Ph.D.and Professor Charles France, Ph.D., who reviewed several abstract submissions before selecting Dr. Donegan's and David's from the finalists. 

Jennifer and David will each receive a travel stipend in the amount of $750 to aid with travel expenses to the SfN Annual Meeting.

Dr. Donegan's abstract is titled : 'Embryonic stem cell transplants as a therapeutic strategy in a rodent model of schizophrenia' and David's is titled: 'Adolescent Cannabinoid Exposure Increases the Susceptibility for a Schizphrenia-like Phenotype in a Novel Rodent Model'. Both Jennifer and David conduct their research in the lab of Pharmacology Associate Professor Daniel Lodge, Ph.D..

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