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December 12, 2023

Lab Holiday Dinner!

December 8, 2023

We received our first R01 funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health on our project entitled “Prefrontal pathway-specific modulation of protein synthesis in emotional memories”!

December 4, 2022

Prerana was honored by the Nepali Women's Global Network as a Young Pioneer in Neuroscience.

November 11-14, 2023

Saheed Lawal presented a poster at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. The poster was titled “Oxytocin neuromodulation of social isolation-induced anxiety in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex”

November 9-10, 2023

Prerana was invited to give a talk on oxytocin neuromodulation of emotional behaviors in Tuberous Sclerosis complex at the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society meeting in Washington DC.

September 22, 2023

The lab participated at the Annual Neurobiology & Behavior Retreat held at Old Field Club in Setauket. Olivia Tabaka, MS student in the lab, presented a poster on “Behavioral phenotypes of social isolation stress in conditional Tsc2 heterozygous null mice”

September 14, 2023

Aayush Shah joined the lab as a master's student in computer science

August 25, 2023

Lauren Senia, MS student in the lab, graduated with a MS degree in Neurobiology & Behavior.

August 24, 2023

Courtney Ma joined the lab as an undergraduate research assistant

August 5, 2023

NYC trip - the lab went to see the Invisible Worlds exhibit at the Museum of Natural History

May 29, 2023

Miura Traficante joined the lab as a summer SOAR research fellow. SOAR funding is a new initiative funded through the SUNY Chancellor that provides additional research opportunities to SUNY students who are Pell-eligible and or first-generation students. The program will be administered by the Center for Inclusive Education, in partnership with URECA.

June 15, 2023:

Saheed Lawal and Matt Dickinson officially joined the lab for their PhD

May 31, 2023

The lab’s collaborative work was published in Science signaling. Boender et al, An AAV-CRISPR/Cas9 strategy for gene editing across divergent rodent species: Targeting neural oxytocin receptors as a proof of concept

April 25-30, 2023

Prerana gave a talk at the International Conference on Learning & Memory, Irvine, CA

April 16, 2023

Suk-Yin Tam joined the lab as an undergraduate research assistant

May 15, 2023

Stephanie Chu was featured as a URECA researcher of the month.

May 2, 2023

Stephanie Chu and Keith Yeung, undergraduate students in the lab, presented posters at the URECA symposium.

April 28, 2023

Lauren Senia and Olivia Tabaka, MS students in the lab, presented posters at the Program in Neuroscience symposium held annually. Lauren Senia was awarded the Best MS Poster award for her presentation.

March 30, 2023

Keith Yeung, undergraduate researcher in the lab, was selected to receive the Chhabra-URECA scholarship award in the amount of $7,000 to support research activities in the Shrestha lab during summer 2023. This award is generously sponsored with funding from the Chhabra Endowment for Undergraduate Summer Research and recognizes students with a strong passion for research.

February 27, 2023

Matt Dickinson joined the lab to start his PhD rotation

January 17, 2023

Theresa Lamia joined the lab as an undergraduate research assistant.

December 27, 2022

Michelle Surdyn graduated with a MS in Physiology and Biophysics from RSOM

November 17, 2022

The lab published a review article in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, entitled: Triana-Del Rio et al, The modulation of emotional and social behaviors by oxytocin signaling in limbic network.

September 26, 2022

Sunghoon Kim joined Shrestha Lab as a postdoctoral associate. His project is focused on studying molecular mechanisms of cell-type-specific contributions to memory

September 25, 2022

Review on “The modulation of emotional and social behaviors by oxytocin signaling in limbic network” got accepted in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. Authors include Rodrigo Triana Del Rio, Sayali Ranade, Jahel Guardado, Joseph Ledoux, Eric Klann and Prerana Shrestha.

September 12, 2022

Prerana gave a talk on Cell type-specific nascent protein synthesis in memory consolidation as an invited speaker at the Horizons of Molecular Biology symposium organized by IMRS students in Max Planck Institute, Gottenberg, Germany. She also participated in a panel discussion on “Who gets credit in Science”.

September 5, 2022

MS Graduate students, Lauren Senia and Olivia Tabaka, joined Shrestha lab for their thesis projects. Saheed Lawal started his PhD rotation in Shrestha Lab.

July 25, 2022

Shrestha Lab outing - Life of a Neuron exhibit in NYC

July 18, 2022

Andrew Gallagher joins Shrestha Lab as the Lab Manager and Research Support Specialist.

July 08–11, 2022

Prerana is named Kavli Fellow for 2022 and is invited to speak at the 19th Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science held at the National Academy of Sciences in Irvine, California.

May 27, 2021

We bid farewell to our excellent lab manager, Alex Fraser

April 19, 2022

Dr. Shrestha serves as ad hoc reviewer for the Drug Discovery for the Nervous System (DDNS) study section

April 15, 2022

Dr. Shrestha was a panelist in the career panel for professional development of advanced graduate students and postdocs, organized by Nepali Academics in America (NACA). Dr. Shrestha also gave a talk at the Biomedical Sciences and Tech Seminar organized by NACA.

April 11, 2022

Keith Yeung joined as an undergrad research assistant

March 8, 2022

Shrestha lab dinner

February 17, 2022

Lab’s first publication - a review article in Trends in Neurosciences by Dr. Shrestha and Dr. Eric Klann

February 15, 2022

Dr. Shrestha is named a Sloan research fellow by Alfred P Sloan Foundation.

February 2, 2022

Michelle Surdyn joined as a MS graduate student in Physiology & Biophysics in Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

November 8, 2021

Dr. Shrestha presented a poster on Stress induced emotional dysregulation in a mouse model of Tuberous Sclerosis at SfN 2021.

October 17, 2021

Shrestha lab BBQ

September 13, 2021

Dr. Sayali Ranade joined as a postdoctoral associate

August 5, 2021

Dr. Shrestha was a panelist in the Leon Levy Symposium organized by NYU

July 2021

Dr. Shrestha was a speaker and panelist at Women in Data Science Kathmandu (WiDS), a worldwide initiative started at Stanford University to engage all genders in data science.

May 17, 2021

Stephanie Chu joined as undergrad research assistant

March 14, 2021

Alex Fraser joined as the Lab manager and research support specialist

January 2, 2021

Shrestha lab opened in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at Stony Brook University.



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