2022

September

Congratulations to Zeena Rivera for passing their prelims with flying colors and Advancing to Candidacy! Officially a Ph.D. Candidate!

Welcome to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Preetham Ganupuru joining the lab this month!

July

Congratulations to Zeena Rivera for being selected as HHMI Gilliam Fellow! Gilliam Fellows are awarded to graduate students conducting outstanding research in their respective fields and who are committed to building a more inclusive scientific ecosystem.

May

Congratulations to Juan Luis Romero Sosa for being selected as a Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellow by the Society for Neuroscience! The Neuroscience Scholars Program is a competitive two-year training program in career development.

Congratulations to Kaela Evans for being selected for the 2022 Summer Whitcome Fellowship Award! This fellowship is awarded in recognition of her neuroscience undergraduate academic record and promise in research.

April

Congratulations to Juan Luis Romero Sosa for being awarded and selected for the Graduate Research Mentorship Program! The award includes student fees and a stipend.

Congratulations to Dr. Valeria Gonzalez for receiving the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship! The purpose of the fellowship program, which is part of the UCLA Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Infrastructure Initiative and administered by the Chicano Studies Research Center, is to advance excellence through a commitment to diversity, mentorship, and scholarly research that addresses LatinX life and the LatinX experience.

Congratulations to Claudia Aguirre for receiving the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award! Only four exceptional graduate students are chosen each year to receive this prestigious award. The fellowship recognizes graduate students who have achieved distinction through outstanding scholarship, teaching, and University citizenship.

March

Congratulations to Claudia Aguirre for being selected for the enhanced Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute (eIRTI)! eIRTI promotes the career development of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and early career scientists interested in conducting research on substance abuse, especially as it affects Hispanics.

2021

September

Congratulations to Claudia Aguirre for passing her prelims with flying colors and Advancing to Candidacy! Officially a Ph.D. Candidate!

May

Welcome to NSIDP student Zeena Rivera for officially joining the lab!

2020

September

Congrats to Dr. Alexandra Stolyarova for final defense of her Ph.D.!

May

Congrats to alum Dr. Evan Hart for being selected for the NIH Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) fellowship!

Congrats Claudia Aguirre for being selected for both the Nancy Biram Fellowship and the Atamdede Fellowship! These are endowed summer fellowships based on research on addictions and submission of a paper, respectively!

April

Congrats Juan Luis Romero Sosa for being selected for the T32 (TNDA, Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse) Fellowship!

2019

October

Hooray Claudia Aguirre for conquering the BNS C-Exams!

May/June 

Congrats Sriya Kolli for being selected for the Whitcome Fellowship!

Congrats Alexandra Stolyarova for being selected for the Dissertation Year Fellowship!

Congrats Claudia Aguirre for being selected for the Graduate Summer Research Fellowship!

April 

Congrats Alexandra Stolyarova for being selected as a fellow of the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows!

Way to go Claudia Aguirre on her 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

March 

Big congratulations to Dr. Evan Hart for brilliantly defending his Doctoral Dissertation on March 11th! Evan will soon leave for a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum at NIDA.

Welcome Juan Luis Romero Sosa to the Izquierdo Lab! He will join us in the Fall as a 1st year BNS Ph.D. student!

Welcome to postdoctoral fellow Dr. Tony Ye who will be joining us in August!