Congratulations to Dr. Jaekyoon Kim!

Congratulations to Jaekyoon Kim, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on August 1!  Jaekyoon’s thesis was entitled, “The effects of G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) on cell signaling, dendritic spines, and memory consolidation in the female mouse hippocampus”. His next stop is a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa with Dr. Ted Abel.  Good luck Jaekyoon–we will miss you!!

Dr. Frick is the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year

Dr. Frick was awarded the Office of Undergraduate Research’s 2018 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year.  The award was announced at OUR’s 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, featuring presentations by hundreds of UWM undergraduates.  Dr. Frick is very grateful to all of her undergraduate research assistants and to the graduate students and postdocs who work with them every day!

Lisa Taxier wins inaugural 3MT competition

Graduate student Lisa Taxier was named the winner of UWM’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis competition! This competition encourages students to effectively explain their graduate research projects in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The competition drew nearly 100 students and the 14 finalists presented yesterday. Lisa’s 3MT talk explained our Alzheimer’s Association-funded project to study how sex, estrogens, and a particular genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s interact to affect memory. More information on the event can be found here. Lisa’s talk can be found here. Congratulations Lisa!!