Brittany Kuhn

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Post Doc University of South Carolina
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South Carolina

B.S. in Biology, Virginia Tech, 2010

M.S. in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas, 2013


Admission year: 2013

Advisor: Shelly Flagel

Current project: I study the neurobiological mechanisms underlying individual variation in cue-motivated behaviors within the context of drug addiction and relapse. 

Other interests: I am also interested in neuroplasticity mechanisms as a result of drug use and how these changes contribute to addiction and relapse propensity. 

Teaching experience: Graduate Student Instructor for Neuroscience 570 and 571, Neuroanatomy course and lab; teaching assistant for the molecular portion Neuroscience 623, Excitable Membranes; volunteer teaching assistant for the Medical School "Neuroscience Laboratory Module"

Honors, grants & awards:

2017: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Service 
2017: Recipient of Austin Conference on Learning and Memory Travel Award Scholarship
2013-2016: National Institute on Drug Abuse Predoctoral Training Grant
2016: Recipient of Rackham Conference Travel Award
2016: Recipient of Cold Spring Harbor Travel Award
2016: Recipient of Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant 
2016: Graduate Student Outstanding Poster Award, Michigan Chapter Society for Neuroscience

Service & leadership:

2016-2017: President, NGSO
2016-2017: President, M.Y.E.L.I.N. Outreach
2016: Attendee of Cellular Biology and Addiction, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2015-2016: Vice-president, NGSO
2015-2016: Annual Neuroscience Spring Symposium Coordinator
2013-present: BrainsRule! Outreach Coordinator 
2013-2014: Social Chair, NGSO

Career Goals: To do a post-doc and remain in academia at a larger research university 

Hobbies: Love running and playing soccer, soccer official, and anything that can involve my dog