Graduate student Lisa Taxier was awarded an American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (APF/COGDOP) 2020 Graduate Student Research Scholarship to support her dissertation research on the role of astrocytes in the effects of estradiol on memory formation. Congratulations Lisa!
Sarah Beamish, a second-year graduate student in the lab, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) competition. Congratulations Sarah!
Dr. Frick is one of 3 recipients of a 2020 UW System Regent Scholar Award. The Regent Scholar program recognizes individual faculty or campus programs that undertake undergraduate research projects having the potential to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent development.
Click here for an article about the award in the UWM Report.
A link to the press release announcing the awards can be found here.
A video that highlights our lab’s Regent Scholar project can be found here.
The Frick lab’s work developing treatments for memory loss was profiled in the March 2020 UWM Research Magazine. Check out the article here.
This book is a compendium of chapters from the world’s leading researchers who study the effects of estrogens on memory and brain function in species ranging from rodents to humans. The topics cover both basic research and clinical studies to provide a translational perspective on the role that estrogens play in regulating memory throughout the lifespan.
For the past several years, the Frick lab has provided a 4-week summer research experience to incoming freshman students as part of the UR@UWM program. See here for more information on the program and hear from Frick lab alums from 2018 and 2019.
UWM postdoc Dr. Brooke Dulka recently interviewed Dr. Frick as part of her Scientific American blog entry about estrogens and memory. The article is an excellent way to learn more about the role of estrogens in memory formation and memory loss in aging.
Graduate student Lisa Taxier’s first 1st-authored paper was recently accepted to the journal Hormones and Behavior. This project constituted Lisa’s Masters thesis and presented more challenges than we initially anticipated, so kudos to Lisa for her perseverance!
Graduate student Miranda Schwabe was accepted to attend the science communication workshop ComSciCon Chicago to be held at Northwestern University in late August! More information on this workshop can be found here.
Dr. Kellie Gross was notified that her postdoctoral NRSA (F32) fellowship application will be awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health! Kellie’s project examines the roles of matrix metalloproteinases and beta-integrin in the memory-enhancing effects of estradiol. Congratulations Kellie!!