Lab News

November 2020 Congratulations to graduate student Lilliana Sanchez in completing her comprehensive exam!


November 2020 Congratulations to graduate student Tia Donaldson who came in second at this years LoboBITES Shared Knowledge Conference!  Click here for more.


November 2020 UNM Faculty honored with Research and Creative Works Leadership Awards. Click here for more.


July 2020 Congratulations to Judit Huerta on her fantastic research in the lab as part of the McNair Scholars Program!


June 2020 Congrats to graduate student Tia Donaldson in being selected as a fellow with the Neuroscience Scholars Program!


March 2020 Congrats to Lilliana Sanchez on receiving a T32 graduate training fellowship from NIAAA and the Alcohol Training Program in Neuroscience at the University of New Mexico! Lilliana will be investigating memory impairments in an animal model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders!


February 2020 Congrats to lab alumni Monica Goncalves-Garcia on having her graduate research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders recognized in the state legislature! Article can be found here.


October 2019 Congrats to Laura Berkowitz on receiving the “Doctoral Conference Presentation Award” from UNM!


August 2019 Congrats to Laura on your admission to the, “2019 Methods in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College (MIND) Computational Neuroscience Summer School”!


May 2019 Congratulations to Jacob Ring and Maggie Austin on completing their Psychology Honors Theses!

Jacob received the Rachael Dowler Outstanding Honors Thesis Award!


April 2019 Congratulations to Kim who was inducted into the McNair Scholars Program!


January 2019 Congratulations to Ryan in completing his comprehensive exam!


January 2019 Congratulations to Laura in completing her comprehensive exam!


New articles about our recent research on Alzheimer’s disease:

“UNM Researchers Seek Novel Path to Understanding Alzheimer’s disease”

UNM Professor Uses Grant to Study Alzheimer’s


November 2017 Congrats to grad student Lilliana Sanchez in receiving the Carl Storm Fellowship for her attendance at the Alcohol GRC! 


August 2017 Congrats to graduate student Lilliana Sanchez in being selected as a fellow with the Neuroscience Scholars Program!


July 2017 Congrats to Ryan Harvey on receiving a T32 graduate training fellowship from NIAAA and the Alcohol Training Program in Neuroscience at the University of New Mexico! Ryan will be working on better understanding the impact of prenatal alcohol on hippocampal-parahippocampal place, grid, and head direction signals.


May 2017 Laura Berkowitz successfully defended her Master’s thesis on a longitudinal assessment of spatial memory in the TgF344-AD rat model of Alzheimer’s disease!


March 2017 Ryan Harvey and Lilliana Sanchez win awards for their presentations at UNM Psychology Research Day!


March 2017 Congratulations to graduate student Laura Berkowitz for being recognized as an Honorable Mention in the 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program


December 2016  Laura Berkowitz is awarded an Outstanding Service to the Community Award!


December 2016 Elizabeth Sneddon is awarded an Undergraduate Research Initiative Award!


November 2016 Ryan Harvey successfully defends his Master’s thesis on the spatial memory functions of the anterior thalamus!


August 2016  Ryan Harvey, Lilliana Sanchez, and Elizabeth Sneddon are awarded travel funds from SCAP


April 2016  Ryan Harvey is awarded a Presentation Award for his Poster at UNM Psychology Research Day!