Congratulations to Lisa Taxier for successfully earning her PhD! Lisa will be starting a new postdoc in early 2022 with Dr. Tom Kash at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. All the best for continued success at UNC and beyond!
Postdoc Kellie Gross recently left the lab to join Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center as a Grants Specialist. Good luck Kellie in your new position! We will miss you!
Aaron Fleischer was awarded a 2021 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid-of-Research for his project, “Effects of 17beta-estradiol on ERK signaling and dendritic spine density in the medial prefrontal cortex and associated brain regions of ovariectomized mice”. Congratulations Aaron!
Thanks to Women’s Health Research at Yale at the Yale School of Medicine for inviting Dr. Frick to speak at last month’s Psychiatry Grand Rounds. See their profile of the Frick lab’s work.
In celebration of 2021 International Women’s Day, the Alzheimer’s Association of Wisconsin profiled the research that Dr. Frick and Lisa Taxier are doing to understand how sex, estrogens, and APOE4 genotype influence memory and the morphology and function of neurons in brain regions affected by Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Frick is one of three new Distinguished Professors at UWM! She is one of only 27 current UWM faculty to hold this title. The distinguished professor designation recognizes faculty for their significant impact on, and contributions to, their fields of study.
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 UWM Research Magazine. Check out the article here.