The latest on our trainees

T32 Trainees Help Educate Youth on Smoking, Vaping, and Cannabis


T32 trainees gave four presentations at the Lab School to 7th and 8th graders on smoking, vaping, and cannabis. Emma Brett and Ross Mansouri-Rad presented slides and answered questions. T32 now has a survey on impressions and feedback from the middle schoolers to further develop this important outreach program!

T32 Trainee Emma Brett, PhD, Accepted as a UChicago Cancer Health Disparities Training Program Fellow

This fellowship allows her to participate in seminars, roundtables, and opportunities to network with cancer center faculty. 

Former Predoctoral T32 trainee Elisa Pabon was awarded an F31 Individual NRSA award to complete her doctoral research.

Current Trainees

Seetha Krishnan

Seetha Krishnan

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sheffield Lab

Memories of places and events associated with where drugs of abuse are consumed can trigger cravings and relapse even after years of abstinence. My research aims at understanding the neural mechanisms that are involved in forming these memories and how they are influenced by the actions of different neuromodulators. I study this using mouse models, innovative behavior paradigms and record from dendrites, axons and thousands of neurons in the hippocampus with two-photon microscopy to develop a network level understanding of why drug-related memories are so strong.

Loren Riedy

Loren Riedy

PhD candidate, Xu Lab

Ben Wang

Ben Wang

PhD candidate, Zhuang Lab

Former Trainees

Shana Augustin, PhD

Jeff Beeler, PhD

Emma Brett, PhD

Wanhao Chi, PhD

Chad Heer

Mazen Kierbek, PhD

Francis Lee, PhD

Ross Mansouri-Rad

Leah Mayo, PhD

Connor Murray, PhD

Nelson Medina, PhD

Elisa Pabon, PhD

Meera Patel, PhD

Ted Russel, PhD

Scott Schepers, PhD

Caroline Szujewski

Ashley Vena, PhD

Mathew Zammit, PhD