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Award Recipients

2013 Award Recipients

Predoctoral Awards

First Place:

Aaron Lulla, UCLA

“The Dithiocarbamate Fungicide Ziram Results in Endogenous Synuclein Aggregation, Dopaminergic Cell Loss, and Reduced Locomotor Behavior in a Zebrafish Model of Parkinson’s Disease”

Mentor: Jeff Bronstein

Second Place:

Dilshan Harischandra, Iowa State

“Manganese Exposure Induces Release of α-Synuclein and Promotes Exosome Mediated Cell to Cell Transmission of Synuclein Aggregates in Neurotoxicity Models”

Mentor: Anu Kanthasamy

Third Place:

Kevin Kumar, Vanderbilt

“Optimization of Fluorescence Assay of Cellular Manganese Status for High-Throughput Screening”

Mentor: Aaron Bowman

Postdoctoral Award

First Place:

Karen Streifel, UC Davis

“Structurally-Distinct Dopaminergic Neurotoxicants Acutely Decrease ATP-Dependent Calcium Signaling in Astrocytes by Inhibiting TRPC3”

Mentors: Ron Tjalkens/Pam Lein

Outgoing Councilor:

Chris Curran (pictured right) with Anu Kanthasamay (President) and Pam Lein (Past-President)

















Remembrance of
Dr. Diane Miller

Remembrance of
Dr. Bernie Wiess

Dr. Gale Richardson, University of Pittsburgh will take over Editor in Chief of Neurotoxicology and Teratology from Dr. Phil Bushnell as of July 1 2017

Dr. Pamela Lein, U California Davis and Dr. Remco Westerink, Utrecht University, The Netherlands will take over Editor(s) in Chief of Neurotoxicology from Dr. Joan Cramner as of July 1 2017.

A commemoration of the loss of one of our Distinguished Neurotoxicologists, Dr. Herbert Needleman...

Neurotoxicology Faculty Position

Molecular Neurotoxicology

Dr. Toshio Narahashi Obituary