Thank you, NIDA interns!

We have had a great and productive summer thanks to the interns provided by NIDA. Cagla Unal and Marina Han come to us under the auspices of the Research Experiences for High-school and Undergraduate students (REHU; see http://ratgenes.org/summer-2016-genes-and-addictive-behavior-rehu-program/ for more information).  Cagla attends the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she will be a sophomore. Marina is from California and attends the University of Chicago, where she will be a junior. Their project involves studying the role of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine on learning about food-related stimuli.

The Intern Crew (3)
2016 Meyerlab interns, from left: Cagla Unal, Marina Han, Anne Taylor, Nick Nguyen. Artwork courtesy of Nick Nguyen
Anne Taylor and Nick Nguyen come to us via NIDA’s summer internship program (see https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/organization/offices/office-nida-director-od/odhd/odhd-research-training-programs). Anne is from Rochester and attends SUNY Binghamton, where she will be a senior. Her project involved studying the role of taste in nicotine’s effects on alcohol drinking. Nick is from Houston TX and attends the University of Houston, where he is a sophomore.  His project involved studying the effects of maternal diet on food choices in offspring. See an article about Anne and Nick in UBnews here.
We at Meyerlab have truly enjoyed having Cagla, Marina, Anne, and Nick in the lab.  We look forward to following their careers and working with them in the future as colleagues!
Good luck in your studies!

 

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