Grant: $8,100 - National Institutes of Health - Jul. 19, 2009
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Award Description: Funds to employ undergraduates for summer 2009 in research projects that relate to my Career Development Award. I have a talented pool of undergraduates who have volunteered in the lab and whom I have trained. Stimulus funds have allowed me to gainfully employ three of the best students who have significantly contributed to the momentum of my research program.
Project Description: As a result of being able to employ these undergraduates in the summer, I now have three well trained and confident experimentalists in my lab. I have found that although there is no shortage of students seeking lab experience, it is difficult for the students to become proficient in the lab at the same time that they are taking classes. Being able to employ these students over the summer has circumvented any conflict between research and classes because the students already have the requisite experience to be efficient in doing their work. As a result of the summer employment, one knows how to back-fill neurons enabling him to decipher how neuronal connections are impacted in the GlyT1 mutant nervous system, another knows how to analyze fish behavior allowing him to assess the activity-dependence of behavioral recovery in GlyT1 mutant fish, and the other has accumulated enough data to start writing a paper on neuronal plasticity in the GlyT1 mutant.
Jobs Summary: As a result of Recovery Act funding, I was able to create summer employment for three undergraduates. These students each had distinct but intersecting research projects that made significant contributions to my research program. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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