Dr. Frick provided the Faculty Spotlight talk at the June UW System Board of Regents meeting.
Watch a profile of the Frick lab’s research that appeared on Today’s TMJ4 news.
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!!
Junior Sarah Philippi was awarded a 2018-2019 Senior Excellence in Research Award by the Office of Undergraduate Research to support her senior thesis research next academic year! Sarah will be studying how sex, estradiol, and APOE genotype affect neural structure and function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Congratulations to Sarah!
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!
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!!
The Frick lab is delighted to welcome Sarah Beamish and Aaron Fleischer as incoming graduate students in the summer of 2018! Sarah is finishing her B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of Delaware, and Aaron is completing his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry at the University of South Dakota. Congratulations to both on their upcoming graduations and welcome to the Frick lab at UWM!
Graduate student Jaekyoon Kim has been awarded a 2018 travel award to attend the upcoming Organization for the Study of Sex Differences conference in Atlanta, GA. Jaekyoon will be presenting his work on the cell signaling mechanisms underlying estrogenic regulation of dendritic spine density. Congratulations Jaekyoon!
Graduate student Lisa Taxier and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Wendy Koss were awarded Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Awards to attend the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC in November, 2017. Both presented their posters at a special poster session for awardees in addition to the regular poster sessions. Congratulations Lisa and Wendy!