Director's Comments

July 2017

Welcome to the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience website. We hope you find all the information you are looking for, and we look forward to providing as much information as possible about upcoming events and student activities right here!

We recently had two students graduate from the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience, Chelsea Larabee and Blake Hopiavuori. Dr. Larabee has moved to Portugal to continue her education and Dr. Hopiavuori stated “I am currently a Venture Research Fellow for the Office of Technology Development at the University of Oklahoma. My partner, Dr. Dustin Masser, and I are developing a molecule that will reinforce the skin’s natural water barrier resulting in improved hydration, tautness, and wound healing for topical applications.”

 The Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience welcomes four second year students in the Neuroscience program, Jennifer Satwekar, Katarzyna Piekarz, Hunter Porter, and Chase Brown. We are proud to accept these students and look forward to their success. We also have one direct admit student, Michelle Zalles.

 On July 27th, 2017 the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience will host the Sixth Annual Raniyah Ramadan Seminar Series in Stanton L. Young Biomedical Research Center room 109 at noon. The Distinguished Lecturer will be Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with student intern Hannah Taff from East Central University. Ms. Taff was selected as a top student from East Central University to become a Raniyah Ramadan Foundation Scholar and will work in the laboratory of Dr. Kelly Standifer over the summer.

 We have Neuro Night the third Tuesday of each month at The Fountains at Canterbury. Three presenters speak on matters that deal with the brain and our next event will be at 6 pm on July 18 with a focus on “The Stressed Brain”.

We look forward to providing you with more information each month right here on our web page.