Project TitleTemperature-related Hormonal Effects on Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity
TestimonialThe Grass Fellowship provided me with the opportunity to perform independent research which was published the following year (Szabo TM, Brookings T, Preuss T, Faber DS. (2008) Effects of temperature acclimation on a central neural circuit and its behavioral output. J Neurophysiol 100(6):2997-3008). The experimental work published in this study was performed solely at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA and funded by the Grass Fellowship. Last year, I obtained a position as Assistant Professor and this study provided the foundation not only for my job talk, but is currently the starting point for the work of the three graduate students in my lab as well. The combination of facilities, access to state-of-the-art equipment and interactions with some of the hardest-working, brightest, most helpful, fantastic faculty and staff makes the Grass Fellowship an incredible opportunity for researchers seeking to gain independence and perform research entirely of their own design.