A-Team accomplishments

2024

Daniel Quintero
NSF Fellowship
Project title: How does astrocytic G-protein signaling regulate sleep?
Funding Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute: Duke University
Jacob Roshgadol
NIH F31 fellowship
Project title: Optimizing in vivo dLight recordings for investigating the influence of disease on dopamine signaling
Funding Source: National Institute of Mental Health
Institute: UC Davis

2023

Justin Savage
NIH F31 fellowship
Project title: How does neuronal contact mediate astrocyte transcriptional maturation?
Funding Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Institute: Duke University
Nimrod Elazar
Young Investigator Award
Project title: Principles Underling Astrocyte-Neuron Connectivity in Health and Disease
Funding Source: Life Sciences Resource Foundation
Institute: Duke University
Kwun Nok Mimi Man
Academic Federation Research Travel Grant
Project Title Imaging dopamine dynamics with a novel red optical sensor with improved brightness and dynamic range
Funding Source: Academic Federation, UC Davis
Institute: UC Davis
Nicholas Nelson
2023-2024 Annette Merle-Smith Fellowship
Funding Source: Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA), UCSD & Salk Institute
Institute: Salk Institute
Francesco Paolo Ulloa Severino
Young Investigator Award
Project Title Astrocyte-neuron molecular and structural interactions controlling brain circuits and behavior.
Funding Source: Young Investigator award from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Institute: Duke University
Mary Kaye Duff
Bert and Ethel Aginsky Research Scholar Award
Funding Source: Salk Institute

Dan and Martina Lewis Biophotonics Fellowship
Project Title: Uncovering astrocyte-neuron interactions in neuropathic pain
Funding Source: Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
Institute: Salk Institute

2022

Nicholas Nelson
CARTA Fellowship in Anthropogeny
Funding Source: Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA), UCSD & Salk Institute
Institute: Salk Institute
Francesco Paolo Ulloa Severino
2022 Neuroscience Basic Science Program Awards (semifinalist and finalist)
Project Title How do astrocytes-neurons interaction control learning and performance of goal-directed behavior?
Funding Source: Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Institute: Duke University
Kwun Nok Mimi Man
Travel Grant
Project Title Probing kinase signaling mechanisms – from ion channels to kinase activity imaging
Funding Source: The Company of Biologists, Disease Models and Mechanisms
Institute: UC Davis
Yihan Jin
Travel Award
Funding source: 2022 Graduate Student Association Travel Award, UC Davis
Travel Award
Funding source: 2022-2023 Barbara Chapman Neuroscience Award, Center for Neuroscience, UC Davis
Institute: UC Davis
Nikki Tjahjono
Graduate Studies Spring Travel Award
Project Title: Halo GluSnFR: A hybrid chemigenetic fluorescent biosensor for neuronal glutamate release
Funding Source: UC Davis Graduate Studies
Institute: UC Davis

2021

Emily Wright
F32 Grant
Project Title: Imaging Dynamics in Anxiogenic Serotonin Circuitry Funding Source: NIH BRAIN Initiative
Institute: UC Davis
Nicholas Nelson
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award
Project Title: Astrocyte Calcium Signaling in Neuropathic Pain
Funding Source: NIH F31
Institute: Salk Institute
Nikki Tjahjono
UCDDC Symposium Student Travel Award
Project Title: Engineering a hybrid chemigenetic fluorescent biosensor for neuronal glutamate release
Funding Source: University of California Drug Discovery Consortium
Institute: UC Davis