Carleigh Studtmann's Dissertation Defense (2/10/2022): Diverse Mechanisms Impair Thalamic Circuit Function in a Dravet Syndrome Mouse Model
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Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health, Ph.D. Candidate
Bridgewater College, B.S., Biochemistry
Graduate Research Assistant, Swanger Lab and Center for Neurobiology Research
Sharon Swanger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
- Steven Poelzing, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Co-Director, Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health Graduate Program, Virginia Tech
- Konark Mukherjee, Ph.D., MBBS, Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
- Michelle Olsen, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, School of Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech
- Mark Witcher, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Neurosurgery Specialist, Carilion Clinic
Research America Civic Engagement Microgrant Recipient (2019)
Virginia Community College Chancellor's Graduate Student Teaching Fellowship (2020)
Studtmann C and Swanger SA. Cellular and Synaptic Thalamic Alterations in a Dravet Syndrome Mouse Model. Poster presented at: The Central Virginia Chapter of SfN Annual Symposium; 2021 March 26-27; Virtual Meeting.
Studtmann C, Topolski M, Safari M, Swanger SA. Cellular and Synaptic Thalamic Alterations in a Dravet Syndrome Mouse Model. Poster presented at: American Society for Neurochemistry Annual Meeting; 2021 June 28-July1; Virtual Meeting.
Studtmann C, Topolski M, Safari M, Swanger SA. Intrinsic and synaptic mechanisms alter thalamic neuron function in a Dravet syndrome mouse model. Poster presented at: The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting; 2021 November 13-16; Virtual Meeting.
Studtmann, C., Ladislav, M., Topolski, M.A., Safari, M., and Swanger, S.A. (2021) NaV1.1 haploinsufficiency impairs glutamatergic and GABAergic neuron function in the thalamus. In revision.
Studtmann, C., Topolski, M.A., and Swanger, S.A. (2022) Ventral posterolateral and Ventral posteromedial Thalamic Nuclei Exhibit Distinct Cellular Excitability. In preparation.
Ladislav, M., Chen, Y., Topolski, M.A., Studtmann, C., Michniak, J., Gilmore, B., Swanger, S.A. NMDA receptor diversity enables cell-type-specific tuning of thalamic function. In preparation.
Studtmann, C. , LaConte, L. E. and Mukherjee, K. (2019), Comments on: A de novo in‐frame deletion of CASK gene causes early onset infantile spasms and supratentorial cerebral malformation in a female patient. Am J Med Genet, 179: 2514-2516. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.61358
- Science Outreach Coordinator - Virginia Tech Carilion Student Outreach Program (2019)
- Communications Director, Big Lick of Science Podcast (2019)
- Health and Wellness Chair, Roanoke Graduate Student Association (2019)
- Judge for the Western Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair (2019, 2020)
- STEAM Day Exhibit at Taubman Museum of Art (2019)
- Career Day at East Salem Elementary School (2019)