NINDS Training Highlights

Training Highlights showcases research and mentoring experiences within the NINDS Division of Intramural Research (DIR) training programs. Visitors will have access to first-hand information about the range of opportunities that our DIR training program provides. Browse the articles below to learn more.

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NCFA-Recipient Dr. Stephanie Sarbanes Shares her NINDS Experience

September 2022

In honor of Postdoc Appreciation Week, we highlight Stephanie Sarbanes, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Antonina Roll-Mecak. With her wealth of experiences at the NIH so far, we asked Dr. Sarbanes to answer a few questions about her NINDS research journey.

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Keeping His Promise: Award Winning Research from OxCam Scholar Mario Shammas

September 2022

NIH Oxford-Cambridge (OxCam) Scholar and M.D.-Ph.D. student Mario Shammas received the honor of best oral presentation at this summer’s 2022 OxCam Colloquium. Mario uses a mouse model of a patient mutation that causes myopathy (a muscle disease) to study how mitochondria respond to stress. His work has implications for several neurodegenerative diseases—an area of research meaningful to Mario.

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Meet the NINDS TmT Competition Winner: Postbac Price Withers

August 2022

Price Withers, postbaccalaureate (postbac) fellow in the NINDS Division of Intramural Research, received a first-place score during the internal NINDS Three-minute Talk (TmT) competition on June 2, 2022. This achievement allowed Withers to compete with trainees from 11 other NIH institutes and centers in the NIH-wide TmT competition later that month on June 30, 2022.

NINDS Postbac Fellows Alexis Blake, Duc Nguyen, and Naiya Osiyemi

A Conversation with NINDS Postbacs Entering Professional Schools This Fall

July 2022

NINDS postbaccalaureate (postbac) fellows have been selected to attend more than 18 professional programs in the Fall of 2022. In honor of this year’s postbac achievements, we asked Alexis Brake, Duc Nguyen, and Naiya Osiyemi, postbac fellows who will enter M.D./Ph.D., M.D. and Ph.D. programs, respectively, about their training experiences in NINDS laboratories.