Brain Summer Scholars Program

Brain Summer Scholars

With funding provided by the SUNY Networks of Excellence, 11 SUNY students have the opportunity to work in 10 faculty laboratories at six SUNY institutions through the Brain Summer Scholars program. Created by the SUNY Brain, this program brings together undergraduate students who are considering a career in research and SUNY faculty who are conducting research in neuroscience. Students have been placed in research laboratories at University at Albany, Binghamton University, University at Buffalo, Downstate Medical University, SUNY College of Optometry, Stony Brook University, and Upstate Medical University. Participants received a $3,500 stipend and housing has been provided at most SUNY campuses. Students will work with faculty and senior-student mentors on projects addressing the following research subjects:

2015 Brain Summer Scholars

Project Title

Student

Student Campus

Faculty Mentor

Host Campus

Studying the neural mechanism of color vision using 64-channel electrode recoding system and computational approaches

Victoria Gertel

Binghamton University

Hoi-Chung Leung

Stony Brook University

Applying neurobiological research to study mental illness

Ryan O'Rourke

Binghamton University

Christine DeLorenzo

Stony Brook University

Using multiphoton microscopy to create movies of early cerebrocortical development

Juan Bastidas

Stony Brook University

Eric Olson

Upstate Medical University

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the neural basis of human cognition, including working memory and cognitive control

Li Chen

Stony Brook University

Andrew Goldfine

Stony Brook University

Using imaging technology to better understand the neurobiology of mental illness

Robert Hutnik

Stony Brook University

Andrea Viczian

Upstate Medical University

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the neural basis of human cognition, including working memory and cognitive control

Kyle O'Connor

Stony Brook University

Andrew Goldfine

Stony Brook University

Using molecular modeling to predict affinity of environmental toxins for human and mouse MT1 and MT2 melatonin receptors

Kaliana Veros

Stony Brook University

Margarita Dubocovich

University at Buffalo

Using technology prototypes developed in collaboration with external partners to study data and observe patterns to learn more about patients with traumatic brain injury

Sierra Darling

SUNY Oneonta

Christopher Neville

Upstate Medical University

Taking electrode readings to gain a deeper understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception

Christopher Bartlett

SUNY Oswego

Daniel Tso

Upstate Medical University

Identifying neuroendocrine disruptors affecting the circadian hormone melatonin and its ability to signal "time-of-day' messages to target peripheral tissues

Dian Lin

University at Buffalo

Rajendram V. Rajnarayan University at Buffalo

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2014 Brain Summer Scholars

Student Student Campus Facutly Mentor Host Campus
Darius Matalavage Binghamton University Dr. Anat Biegon Stony Brook University
Sarah Park Binghamton University Dr. Patricia Dilorenzo Binghamton University
Vyassa Baratham Stony Brook University Dr. Gerwin Schalk University at Albany
Thomas Yocono University at Albany Dr. Hoi-Chung Leung Stony Brook University
Evan Yu Stony Brook University Dr. Caroline Bass University at Buffalo
Marvin Rodriguez SUNY Oneonta Dr. Annalisa Scimemi University at Albany
Jessica Glauber University at Buffalo Dr. Peter Calvert Upstate Medical University
Vinosh Mathuranayagam Stony Brook University Dr. Daniel Ts'o Upstate Medical University
Diana Norman SUNY Canton Dr. Eric Olson Upstate Medical University
Aatman Makadia Stony Brook University Dr. Sarah Zhang University at Buffalo
Eric Horeth Stony Brook University Dr. Fraser Sim University at Buffalo
Justin Thomas Stony Brook University Dr. Arnd Pralle University at Buffalo
Roi Ankawa University at Albany Dr. Ewan McNay University at Albany

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