Postdoctoral Researcher

Chelsea Kasten, Ph.D.

Degree:  Ph.D. in Addiction Neuroscience, Indiana University

Advisor: Tiffany Wills, Ph.D.

Research:

Regulation of sex-dependent behavioral phenotypes and glutamatergic signaling by the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis


Email: ckaste@lsuhsc.edu

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My long-term research goal is to understand how neuroadaptations induced by adolescent alcohol exposure interact with secondary insults in adulthood, such as stress, to dysregulate emotional behaviors. I am currently focused on the role of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 in mediating adolescent alcohol-induced disturbances in preclinical models of negative affective states.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Christophe Dubois, Ph.D.

Degree:  PhD in Neuroscience from University of Picardy Jules Verne, Amiens, France

Advisor: Siqiong June Liu, Ph.D.

Research: Neural plasticity in learning and memory, using a combination of electrophysiology, optogenetic and behavioral assays.

Email: cduboi@lsuhsc.edu

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My long-term research interest is to understand how networks of interneurons can modulate essential functions such as breathing or memory. I’m currently focused on deciphering how neurotransmitters and neuromodulators can fine tune the strength of inhibitory synapses in the cerebellar cortex and investigate the importance of these modifications in the formation of cerebellar-dependent associative memory.

 

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Yunbing Ma, Ph.D.

Degree:  PhD in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.

Advisor: Matthew Whim, Ph.D.

Research: Mechanisms underlying how neuropeptide Y (NPY) controls the adrenal function during hypoglycemia, and the involvement of the Counter Regulatory Response (CRR) that detects the drop in blood glucose and the release of the CRR hormones to restore euglycemia.

Email: yma1@lsuhsc.edu
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My long-term research interest is to understand how recurrent hypoglycemia leads to Hypoglycemia Associated Autonomic Failure (HAAF), a leading problem in the management of diabetic patients. 

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Matthieu Maroteaux, Ph.D.

Degree:  PhD in Neuroscience from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Advisor: Siqiong June Liu, Ph.D.

Research: Synaptic plasticity underlying memory formation and retention, using a combination of electrophysiological and behavioral assays.

Email: mmarot@lsuhsc.edu
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My long-term research interest is to understand how experience modulates a neuronal network at the level of the synapse in order to create long term memories. I am focusing on how fear memories trigger an alteration of excitatory transmission at the parallel fiber to stellate cell synapse in the cerebellum.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Manqi Wang, Ph.D.

Degree:  PhD in Neuroscience from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans

Advisor: Matthew Whim, Ph.D.

Research: Functional plasticity of the sympathoadrenal system during stress using electrophysiological, immunohistochemical, and ELISA assays.

Email: mwang1@lsuhsc.edu
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My long-term research interest is to study the mechanisms modulating cholinergic preganglionic input, catecholamine secretory capacity and cell activity in adrenal chromaffin cells in response to prolonged or repeated stress and to investigate how this modulation controls the final output of the adrenal medulla.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher