Science Day

Neurology Science Day, hosted by the Graduate Education Committee, typically takes place in March or April each year. Neurology Science Day includes a poster session where departmental trainees present their research and compete for prizes for best poster presentation. The Neurology Science Day also features guest lectures by senior faculty researchers, who present cutting edge research and provide career insights based on their own experience.

Participation Criteria: All Department of Neurology trainees are eligible to participate. Awards Eligibility: Current postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Judging Criteria:

Display    

Is the poster easy to read and understand? Are illustrations clear? Are micrographs of high quality?

Oral Presentation    

Is the poster explained in a clear and logical manner? Does the trainee explain the rationale for doing the study? Does the trainee understand the methods, results and data interpretation?

Science    

Is the work hypothesis driven? Are the questions being asked significant? Are the techniques being used appropriate for the questions being asked? Is the work of sufficiently high quality?

Fielding of Questions    

How well does the presenter answer questions? Is there evidence that the trainee understands the research and methods to a significant degree?


11th Annual Science Day

2019 Winners

Post-Doctoral

1st Place
Suman Dutta, Gal Bitan Lab

Suman Dutta, Gal Bitan Lab

2nd Place
Yutaro Komuro, Jason Hinman Lab

Yutaro Komuro

3rd Place
Natalia P. Biscola, Leif Havton Lab

Natalia P. Biscola

Graduate

1st Place
Huan Yang, Ming Guo Lab

Huan Yang

2nd Place
Michael Emami, Melissa Spencer Lab

Michael Emami

3rd Place
Sean T. Pianka, Albert Lai Lab

Sean T. Pianka

Undergraduate

1st Place
Juka Kim, Gal Bitan Lab

Juka Kim

2nd Place
Macy Matsukawa, Rhonda Voskuhl Lab

Macy Matsukawa

3rd Place
Ryan Williams, Teplow Lab

Ryan Williams

Golden Test Tube Award Recipient

Rachelle H. Crosbie-Watson, PhD

Rachelle H. Crosbie-Watson, PhD

Past Winners

2018

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Jack Wang, Jason Hinman Lab
  • 2nd Place Ravinder Malik, Gal Bitan Lab
  • 3rd Place Amy Gleichman, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab

Graduate

  • 1st Place Courtney Young, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab
  • 2nd Place Huan Yang, Ming Guo Lab
  • 3rd Place Nora Abduljawad, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab

Undergraduate

  • 1st Place Michael Meadow, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab
  • 2nd Place Rex Lee, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab
  • 3rd Place Ryan Williams, David Teplow/Eric Hayden Lab

Golden Test Tube Award Recipient

  • Melissa Spencer, PhD

2017

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Amy Gleichman, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab
  • 2nd Place Irene Lorenzo Llorente, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab
  • 3rd Place Benjamin Wade, Katherine Narr Lab

Graduate

  • 1st Place David DiTullio, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab
  • 2nd Place Cassandra Meyer, Allan Mackenzie-Graham Lab
  • 3rd Place Huan Yang, Ming Guo Lab

Undergraduate

  • 1st Place Satvir Saggi, Carlos Portera-Cailliau Lab
  • 2nd Place Jose Mazzitelli, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab
  • 3rd Place Emily Ren, Rhonda Voskuhl Lab

Golden Test Tube Award Recipient

  • Varghese John, PhD

2016

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place William Zeiger, Carlos Portera-Cailliau Lab
  • 2nd Place Ben Huang, Peyman Golshani Lab
  • 3rd Place Irene Lorenzo Llorente, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab

Graduate

  • 1st Place Cynthia He, Carlos Portera-Cailliau Lab
  • 2nd Place Joana Capote Cline, Melissa Spencer Lab
  • 3rd Place Courtney Young, Melissa Spencer Lab

Undergraduate

  • 1st Place Parvaneh Shadkam-Farrokhi, David Teplow Lab
  • 2nd Place Julia Huang, Jason Hinman Lab
  • 3rd Place Jose Mazzitelli, S. Thomas Carmichael Lab

Golden Test Tube Award Recipient

  • Katherine Narr, PhD

2015

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Pouria Moshayedi, Tom Carmichael Lab
  • 2nd Place (TIE) Irene Lorenzo Llorente, Tom Carmichael Lab
                                Tristan Shuman, Peyman Golshani Lab
  • 3rd Place Elizabeth Gibbs, Rachelle Crosbie-Watson Lab

Graduate

  • 1st Place Maria Lazaro, Daniel Geschwind Lab
  • 2nd Place Esther Nie, Tom Carmichael Lab
  • 3rd Place Sienmi Du, Rhonda Voskuhl Lab

Undergraduate

  • 1st Place Grant Higerd, Carlos Portera-Cailliau Lab
  • 2nd Place Youtong Huang, Washnek/Fanselow Lab
  • 3rd Place David Miller, Tom Carmichael Lab

Golden Test Tube Award Recipient

  • Carlos Portera-Cailliau, M.D, PhD

2014

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Sudhakar Subramaniam, Marie-Francoise Chesselet Lab
  • 2nd Place Albert Barth, Istvan Mody Lab
  • 3rd Place Aroa Relano Gines, Marie-Francoise Chesselet Lab

Graduate

  • 1st Place Andrew Brumm, Tom Carmichael Lab
  • 2nd Place Ryan Jones, Istvan Mody Lab
  • 3rd Place Esther Nie, Tom Carmichael Lab

Undergraduate

  • 1st Place Kimberly Hoi, David Teplow Lab
  • 2nd Place Andrew Berg, Tom Carmichael Lab
  • 3rd Place Hanan Baker, Marie Francoise-Chesselet Lab

2013

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Kimberly McDowell
  • 2nd Place Justine Overmann
  • 3rd Place Amandeep Mann

Graduate

  • 1st Place Aida Attar
  • 2nd Place Ryan Jones
  • 3rd Place Joana Capote and Sienmi Du

Undergraduate

  • 1st Place Joseph Conovaloff
  • 2nd Place Taryn McLaughlin
  • 3rd Place Matthew Kelley

2012

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Eric Hayden
  • 2nd Place Andrei Irimia
  • 3rd Place Shantanu Joshi & Iddo Magen

Graduate

  • 1st Place Aaron Lulla
  • 2nd Place Andrew Brumm
  • 3rd Place Jingjing Zhang

Undergraduate

  • 1st Place Jonathan Yang
  • 2nd Place Shiela Beroukhim
  • 3rd Place Omid Yazdanshenas

2011

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Refik Kayali
  • 2nd Place Robin Roychaudhuri
  • 3rd Place Albert Barth

Graduate

  • 1st Place Arthur Fitzmaurice & Ben Huang
  • 2nd Place Elif Sozman
  • 3rd Place Andrew Brumm & Marina Ziehn

Undergraduate

  • 1st Place Lauryn Gabby
  • 2nd Place Michael Khanjyan & Jonathan Yang
  • 3rd Place Farnoosh Nik-Ahd

Other

  • 1st Place Franziska Richter
  • 2nd Place Vincent Lemesr
  • 3rd Place Brian Zingg

2010

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Chen Shaohong
  • 2nd Place Tiago Goncalves
  • 3rd Place Farzad Mortazavi

Graduate

  • 1st Place Justin Overman
  • 2nd Place Isabella Ferando
  • 3rd Place Ben Huang

Other

  • 1st Place Sona Babakchanian

2009

Post-Doctoral

  • 1st Place Alan Mackenzie-Graham
  • 2nd Place Che Hutson

Graduate

  • 1st Place Daniel Crawford
  • 2nd Place Marina Ziehn