2015 Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
10/17/2015 - 10/21/2015
Our group presented two projects at SFN poster sessions.
Project # 1:
"Dynamic and local remodeling of axon caliber during initial myelin ensheathment"
Project # 2:
"Identification of differentially myelinated axons in the zebrafish spinal cord"
Highlights from 2016 Society for Neuroscience
(San Diego, Nov 12-16)
Maddy Martell, Scott Steele and the team presented their research poster titled "Preferential axon-oligodendrocyte interactions at varicosities preceding initial myelin ensheathment".
A.J. Treichel presented his research poster titled "Development of a zebrafish oligodendrocyte-neuron co-culture system".
Allie Trudel presented her research poster titled "The role of axon diameter in the selection for myelination".
Heather Nelson presented her research poster titled "Characterization of a zebrafish spinal cord injury model for the study of myelin plasticity".
Aug 2015 Lab boot-camp Fall 2015
Sept. 2015 Poster abstracts for the Society for Neuroscience meeting are both officially accepted. Chicago - here comes the fab five!
Sept. 2015 Bailey Duxbury works his magic on the confocal microscope, capturing time-lapse images of myelinated axons with the highest frame rates ever recorded (*to our knowledge)
Sept. 2015 Malory Owens acquired our first time-lapse imaging of commissural axon guidance using the confocal microscope.
Sept. 2015 Mandie Kaiser and Heather Nelson traveled to Mayo to learn spinal cord injury techniques. Thanks to Dr's John Henley, Craig Nelson, and Jarred Nesbitt for training us.
Sept. 2015 Dr. Jason Rihel visited from University College London. Awesome seminar on zebrafish sleep and a great time together with the lab at Mango's!
Sept. 2015 A.J. Treichel shared his research with special visitors Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Camille Moll, along with Dean Charla Miertschin and Dr. Ted Wilson.
Oct. 2015 We created the best pizza in Winona!
Oct. 2015 New grant recipients! Congratulations to Scott Steele, Allie Trudel, and Nick Becker. All three were awarded supply grants for their projects!
Oct. 2015 Allie Trudel and A.J. Treichel putting the finishing touches on the Society for Neuroscience posters.
Oct. 2015 The fab five ready for Chicago!
Oct. 2015 Practicing with our SFN posters
Oct. 2015 Presenting our reserach at the 2015 Society for Neuroscience meeting
Oct. 2015 Maddy Martell, Heather Nelson, Malory Owens, and Scott Steele made the trip to the University of Minnesota (Neuroscience, Masino group) to share our research
Dec. 2015 Heather Torkelson received a supply grant for her reserach project! She will study morphogens involved in specification & patterning of axon tracts projecting into the spinal cord.
Jan. 2016 3rd bi-annual Neuro lab Boot Camp! (an abridged version). Cake and ice-cream to celebrate AJ's birthday!
Feb. 2016 Allie Trudel, AJ Treichel presented at the 2016 WSU Foundation Kick-Off Day
Feb. 2016 Maddy Martell presents her honors thesis reserach
Jan. 2016 AJ Treichel presents his honors thesis research
Jan. 2016 Scott Steele presents on actin-binding proteins in nerve axons.
Feb. 2016 A.J. Treichel and Malory Owens have both accepted summer reserach fellowships at the Mayo Clinic (SURF program). Congratulations!
Feb. 2016 - Pizza-making at the Hines house
Mar. 2016 Maddy Martell, Allie Trudel, and the Society for Neuroscience presentations featured on the WSU HOMEPAGE! Click here for story.
Apr. 2016 Maddy Martell and AJ Treichel present their honors thesis proposals on 4-22 and 4-29 in SLC 242, 9am. All are welcome to attend!
Apr. 2016 Photos from the 2016 Ramaley Research Celebration Day:
Apr. 2016 Heather Nelson accepted a summer research fellowship at UMass. Congratulations!
Apr. 28 AJ Treichel is officially a candidate for the honors in biology. AJ's "Fishes and Dishes" thesis proposal was a hit and his cell culture experiments look very promising!
Apr. 21 Maddy Martell is officially a candidate for the honors in biology. Maddy delivered an excellent thesis proposal seminar on her work related to ensheathment sites.
May 2 Lab ice-cream social
May 2 Congratulations graduates! Mandie Kaiser, Nick Becker, Cyril Thompson, Mariah Robran, Heather Torkelson, and Corey Mikorski all hung up their crocs today and are now officially lab alumni. Each made big contributions to the lab in 2015-2016. Best wishes on your bright futures!
May 5 Maddy Martell submitted her abstract to present at SFN 2016 in San Diego. Allie Trudel, AJ Treichel, Heather Nelson, and Scott Steele also plan to present their research at SFN.
May 31 AJ Treichel, Maddy Martell, Malory Owens, and Heather Nelson all began summer research fellowships.
July 22 WSU graduates and lab alumni Mandie Kaiser and Corey Mikorski have started new jobs! Mandie works for Crestovo, a U-MN affiliate company in molecular & cellular therapeutics. Corey works in the Mayo Clinic bio-specimen automated processing and nucleic acid extraction lab.
Mandie Kaiser Corey Mikorski
Sept 2016 Heather Nelson, Allie Trudel, and A.J. Treichel submitted poster abstracts for the 2016 Society for Neuroscience undergraduate neuroscience session. Here they come San Diego!
Sept 2016 Erin Dankert and Heather Nelson submitted supply grant proposals
August 19 2016 the 3rd annual Research Boot Camp was held.
Sept 2016 WSU Foundation Impact Celebration: Bailey Duxbury, Allie Trudel, and A.J. Treichel gave a tour of the WSU microscopy facility and shared their undergraduate research experiences with WSU scholarship donors.
Sept 2016 A.J. Treichel receives ThermoFisher Scholarship. Congratulations to A.J.! Click here to see the Fall 2016 recipients of this national scholarship competition.
Oct 2016 Erin Dankert and Heather Nelson receive WSU research supply grants. Congratulations! The grants will enable spinal injury, pharmacologic disruptions, and genetic cell ablation studies for their projects.
Oct 2016 Society for Neuroscience Meeting abstracts accepted.
Congrats to Allie Trudel, A. J. Treichel, and Heather Nelson who will all present posters at a Sunday evening session in San Diego.
Jan 14 2017: 5th bi-annual research lab boot camp
Nov 2016 Practice presentations prior to leaving for sunny San Diego to the SFN conference
Nov 2016 Scott Steele's travel grant application was funded. Congrats Scott!
Nov 2016 Maddy, Scott, AJ, Allie, and Heather shared their SFN experience with the group at the Hines house.
Mar 2017: Allie Trudel is accepted into multiple medical schools and has accepted an offer to attend Univ. of North Dakota medical school next fall. Congratulations Allie!
Mar 2017: Samantha Lang presents a research study on regulation of myelin sheath length
Feb 2017: AJ Treichel presents a research study on oligodendrocyte and myelin formation in the human adult brain
Feb 2017: Scott Steele presents a research study on myelin plasticity
Feb 2017: Bailey Duxbury receives a scholarship to present his research at a conference
Mar 2017: Cassie Flachs presents a research study on adhesion molecules involved in initial myelin ensheatment
Apr 2017: Maddy Martell, class of 2017, accepted a position at the Mayo Clinic. Maddy will work on a clinical trial in nephrology.
Apr 2017: A.J. Treichel, class of 2017, accepted a position at the Mayo Clinic. A.J. will work in the gastroenterology research division.
Mar 2017: Heather Nelson, Erin Dankert, Sam Lang, A.J. Treichel, Hunter Sevenich, Maddy Martell, and Bailey Duxbury submitted abstracts for the 2017 Ramaley Research Celebration.
Apr 2017: Tom Eggers accepted a summer research position at the Mayo Clinic (SURF program). Congrats Tom!
Apr 2017: Rachael Sawyer presents a research study on new avenues for demyelination therapies
Apr 2017: Erin Dankert, Samantha Lang, and Heather Nelson presented their research project at the Winona Health Research Day
Apr 2017: Bailey Duxbury accepted a graduate school position at Michigan Tech where he will study aquatic ecotoxicology. Congrats Bailey!
May 2017: Erin Dankert, Samantha Lang, Heather Nelson, and A.J. Treichel submitted abstracts to present at the 2017 Society for Developmental Biology conference.
April 2017: Photos from the WSU Research Celebration day:
May 2017: Congratulations graduates! Erin Dankert, Heather Nelson, A.J. Treichel, Maddy Martell, Scott Steele, Allie Trudel, and Bailey Duxbury graduated and are moving on to great things! (see alumni tab)
May 2017: Maddy Martell and A.J. Treichel completed the honors in biology program. Congratulations!
January 2015 1st Research Boot Camp
July 2015 Mandie Kaiser worked as a visiting student researcher at University College London in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Rihel. The Rihel lab studies neural circuits regulating sleep in zebrafish. Thanks to the Rihel lab for being great hosts for Mandie!
July 2015 AJ Treichel completed his summer research fellowship in the Hines Neural Development lab at Winona State. AJ made great progress on experiments, raised numerous transgenic lines, and became an expert making competent cells!
July 2015 Maddy Martell completed a summer research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Maddy studied zebrafish models of polycystic kidney disease in the laboratory of Dr. Caroline Sussman. Maddy presented her work to the Mayo Nephrology/Urology Department, and also traveled to Emory University to present her findings.