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GDCB Spring Awards Luncheon: GDCB professor, Don Sakaguchi introduces Neuroscience graduate student Bhavika Patel as the 2018 receipient of the Gladson Scholarship. From left: Barb Gladson,Steve Gladson, Lois Gladson, Patel and Sakaguchi (Patel's major professor).
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Annual Neuroscience Research Day 2018: September 29, 2018 - register now!!
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Summer RET (Research Experiences for Teachers) and YES (Young Engineers and Scientists) poster symposium.
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BIO 394: Caribbean Marine Biology. Sakaguchi and Serb lead another successful field trip to the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences RIMS).
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Spring 2018-Exciting spring semester lab experience for first-year undergrads - FRI Freshman Research Initiative.
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Spring 2018-Interested in stem cells? Register for LAS 103D (Section 1): Stem Cells and Cellular Engineering: Biomedical Applications, Politics and Ethics. 1 credit of fun!
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Spring 2018-Exciting spring semester lab experience for first-year undergrads - FRI Freshman Research Initiative.
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September 2017: The Annual Neuroscience Research Day was a tremendous success. Many thanks to the keynote speakers, participants and sponsors!
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Lab Outing: Team NeuroCy at Meals from the Heartland. We packaged over 4,100 meals. Help feed the world #BeAHungerFighter
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2017 Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) Symposium. Great job to team "Stem Cells and Neuroregeneration" research stream. A special thanks for their hard work to Dr. Elizabeth Sandquist (FRI Coordinator), Bhavika Patel (Teaching Assistant), and undergrad Learning Assistants: Alexandra Benz, Mary Horger, Simone Kull and Anna Zmich.

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Advocating for SCIENCE : 2017 March for Science - Des Moines, Iowa. Membrs of the Lab participate in the March for Science. Wonderful to see young and old who believe in the importance and significance of science!

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2017 David Gladson Scholarship recipients: Lauren Laboissonnaire (Trimarchi lab) and Bhavika Patel (Sakaguchi lab). This endowed scholarship was established in memory of David Gladson, an ISU alumnus who tragically lost his life to Multiple Sclerosis. This scholarship supports studies that are potentially applicable to cures for existing neurological disorders.

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April 2017: Dan Stroud presenting at ISU's 11th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression. ~170 ISU undergrads presented talks and posters, an amazing day of scientific research and creative expression.

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Dan Stroud presenting at Research In the Capitol (RIC): Dan discussing his scientific research with an Iowa State legislator. Photo courtesy of S. Zbarska, ISU.

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2016 Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, CA. Elizabeth Sandquist, Bhavika Patel and Najiba Mammadova presenting their posters.

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Team NeuroCy at the Annual Meals for the Heartland. We packaged over 3,800 meals. Help feed the world #BeAHungerFighter

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Laura Pesquera and Marissa Roghair present First-year Honors Program project at Honors Poster Symposium. Title: Characterization of canine bone marrow-derived stem cells. Laura and Marissa were the recipients of a First-year Honors Program Mentor Grant

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Sara Stuedemann presents capstone project at University Honors Poster Symposium. Title: Transplantation of neural stem cells into the zebrafish embryo

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2016 Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) Symposium. Great job to team "Stem Cells and Neuroregeneration" research stream. A special thanks for their hard work to Dr. E. Sandquist (FRI Coordinator) and Bhavika Patel (Teaching Assistant) (far right of group picture).

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Anup Sharma (Sakaguchi lab), Lauren Laboissonnaire (Trimarchi lab), Bhavika Patel (Sakaguchi lab), and R. Chowhdury (Trimarchi lab, not pictured) are recognized as this past year's recipients of the David Gladson Scholarship awarded by GDCB during the 2016 spring awards luncheon. This endowed scholarship was established in memory of David Gladson, an ISU alumnus who tragically lost his life to Multiple Sclerosis. This scholarship supports studies that are potentially applicable to cures for existing neurological disorders.

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Anup Sharma and Bhavika Patel are recipients of Graduate and Professional Student Society (GPSS) awards for Research and Best Poster Presentation, respectively.

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SULI intern and ISU undergrad Adam Dzuilko presents at fall poster symposium. Pictured: B. Patel, A. Sharma, A. Dzuilko, D. Stroud, D. Sakaguchi.

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Anup Sharma from the Sakaguchi Lab presents at ISU Neuroscience research day.

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Group photo at the 2015 Annual Neuroscience Research Day.

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Club NeuroCy at Meals from the Heartland 2015. Our team packaged over 6912 meals!

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Lab profile: Exploring stem cells and cellular engineering for brain rescue and repair.
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Follow ISU Neuroscience Program on Twitter @NeuroCynce.

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Professor Sakaguchi to offer LAS Frontiers of the Discipline course during spring 2015 semester: LAS 103D (Section 1) Stem Cells and Cellular Engineering: Implications for Science and Society.

Save the date: ISU Neuroscience Research Day, Sat., Sept. 19, 2015.

Congratulations to Anup, Svitlana, Emma, Mustafa for the acceptance of their paper entitled "Oriented growth and transdifferentiation of mesenchymal stem cells towards a Schwann cell fate on micropatterned substrates" in Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering.

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Professors Sakaguchi and Serb to lead a group of ISU students on a Caribbean marine biology field trip to the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences(Bio 394 A & B, Sect HN). YouTube video. View Course Page >

Professor Sakaguchi named ISU McNair Program Faculty Mentor of the Year

D. Lincow presents at 12th Annual McNair Research Symposium

Morgan Bobb receives ISU- Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award, Stewart Research Grant, University Honors Program Research Grant University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine- Dean's Scholarship

Congratulations to Debbie Lincow, graduating senior: receives Student Success Story Award from the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators​

Grad student Anup Sharma: initiated into Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society

Undergrad, Jeane Robles inducted into ISU Honors Program and Cardinal Key Society and is the recipient of: Helen Jensen Howe Science Scholarship for Women, Dorris M. Ehret Tendall Scholarship, and the William R Bliss Scholarship for Premed

Morgan Bobb, undergraduate in the Sakaguchi Lab, was selected to present a research poster at Research in the Capital.

Journal of Visualized Experiments: Watch now.

First-year students, Alex Coffman, Kaelee Plante and Paul Veach are co-recipients of a First-Year Honors Mentor Program Grant towards their project, “Characterization of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell growth on biodegrable polyfilms used to facilitate peripheral nerve regeneration.” Congratulations!!!

Check out the Sakaguchi Lab profile at Molecular Devices.

ISU Neuroscience Research Day - Sept. 20, 2014 Morgan Bobb (undergraduate majoring in Genetics) recevies 1st Place Award for Best Talk.

Sakaguchi Lab welcomes Khristian Bersamin, recent graduate from University Illinois, Urbana Champaign as an undergraduate researcher in fall 2014 through ISU Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

Summer 2014 poster presentations by: Adelaide Rohrsson (Young Engineers and Scientists (YES) Program), Morgan Bobb (Ames Laboratory SULI Program) and Paul Faronbi (LSAMP IINSPIRE Program Summer Internship).

Anup Sharma, graduate student in the Sakaguchi and Mallapragada lab's, is a recipient of the David Gladson Scholarship awarded by GDCB in Spring 2014. This endowed scholarship supports studies that are potentially applicable to cures for existing neurological disorders.

Veterinary student, Metzere Bierlein joins the Sakaguchi Lab as a Summer Scholars Research Intern through the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Professor Sakaguchi selected as College of Liberal Arts and Sciences spring 2014 graduation convocation speaker.

Sakaguchi Lab seniors, Emma Petersen and David Nai, graduate during spring commencement ceremony.

Honors Program students (Graduating Senior: David Nai; First Year Honors Program: Emma Schmitz and Lauren Benzing) present at Spring Poster Symposium

Molecular Devices is proud to partner with Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE): WE HAVE A WINNER! Congratulations to the Sakaguchi Lab at Iowa State University. Title: High throughput characterization of adult stem cells engineered for delivery of therapeutic factors for neuroprotective strategies.

Debbie Lincow, undergraduate researcher, receives First Generation Scholarship.

Debbie Lincow, undergraduate researcher in the Sakaguchi Lab, receives the "Sesquicentennial Learning to Live a Life Leadership Award" during the 2014 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony, Sunday, April 13.

Ekundayo Platt, Toxicology Program graduate student, in Greenlee and Sakaguchi Labs presented a poster (Microglia Pathology and Interaction with Alpha-Synuclein in the Retina) during the April 4, 2014 Graduate And Professional Student Research Conference.

Professors Sakaguchi and Serb (EEOB) led a group of ISU students on a Caribbean marine biology field trip to the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences over spring break 2014: Caribbean Marine Biology (Bio 394 A & B, Sect HN).

David Nai, Honors student in Sakaguchi lab, is receipient of Honors Program Grant and Stewart Research Award grant (2014).

Debbie Lincow, undergraduate researcher, receives Johnny and Terry Pickett Student Enrichment Fund award and Osher Scholars award for spring 2014 semester.

Emma Schmitz and Lauren Benzing are co-recipients of a First-Year Honors Mentor Program Grant towards their project, “Investigating peripheral nerve regeneration using adult stem cells in biodegradable conduits.”

Morgan Bobb, undergraduate researcher in Sakaguchi lab receives summer 2014 internship through ISU Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI).

Debbie Lincow, undergraduate research trainee in Sakaguchi lab is accepted into the ISU McNair Scholars Program.

ISU Neuroscience Research Day - Sept. 20, 2013 Emma Petersen recevies 1st Place Award for Best Poster Presentation.

Sakaguchi Lab members (Anup Sharma, Debbie Lincow, Emma Petersen and Melih Dagdeviren) present posters at the 2013 Annual Neuroscience Research Day.

Eun-Ah Ye sucessfully defended her Ph.D. thesis (August 2013) - Congratulations Eun-Ah!!

Melih Dagdeviren (graduate student with Prof. Dr. N.Ülkü Karabay Yavasoglu at Ege University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology in Izmir, Turkey), recipient of a one year Turkish Higher Education Council Scholarship, join's the Sakaguchi Lab for the upcoming year.

Eun-Ah Ye, graduate student in Sakaguchi lab, is once again a recipient of the David Gladson Scholarship awarded by GDCB in Spring 2013. This endowed scholarship was established in memory of David Gladson, and it supports studies that are potentially applicable to cures for existing neurological disorders.

Undergrads in Sakaguchi Lab receive awards during Annual GDCB Spring Recognition ceremony:
Danielle Penke, Biology Sophomore Success Scholarship.
Pratish Adhikari, Highest Freshman GPA - Sui Tong Chan Fung Fund for the Promotion of Study and Research in Genetics Scholarship.

Pavel Brodskiy, Honors student, is receipient of Honors Program Grant and Stewart Research Award grant (2013).

Undergrads from the Sakaguchi Lab (Debbie Lincow and Emma Petersen) to present talks at the 2013 Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression.

Emma Petersen, undergraduate in Sakaguchi lab receives summer 2013 internship through Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI).

Emma Petersen, undergraduate in the Sakaguchi Lab, was selected to present a research poster at Research in the Capital.

Sakaguchi Lab members (Anup Sharma, Eun-Ah Ye, Debbie Lincow) present posters at the 2012 Annual Neuroscience Research Day.

New summer (2012) interns join the Sakaguchi Lab: Heather Brand (Dordt College, IA), Philip Kock (Walla Walla Community College, WA), Leticiah Chepkwony (Marshalltown Community College, IA), Debbie Lincow (Santa Monica College, CA).

Eun-Ah Ye, graduate student in Sakaguchi lab, is the first recipient of the David Gladson Scholarship awarded by GDCB in Spring 2012

Undergraduate from Sakaguchi lab receive summer 2012 internship: Pavel Brodskiy, NSF-REU at Univ. of Conn.

Jakob Hummel and Jennifer Freeland, undergraduate research trainees receive Freshman Honors Program mini-grant.

Professors Sakaguchi and Palic led a group of ISU students on a Caribbean marine biology field trip to the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences over spring break 2012.

Professor Sakaguchi, recipient of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award

Professor Sakaguchi to offer course on Stem Cells: Science and Society

Professor Sakaguchi is a visiting instructor at the Biennial International Neuroscience Graduate Summer School (VI. EGE BINGSS)
Psychoneuro-endocrinology: Importance in Brain Function and Behavior. Izmir, Turkey

Undergraduates in Sakaguchi lab receive summer 2011 internships: Pavel Brodskiy: Ames Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI); Senyo Whyte: University of Iowa; Michael Khan: University of Georgia.

Jisun Oh, graduate student in Sakaguchi lab, recieves GDCB Travel Fellowship

Eun-Ah Ye, graduate student in Sakaguchi lab, receives Sui Tong Chang Fung Travel Award

Gaby Daniels presents at Honors Program Symposium

Pavel Brodskiy, undergrad in Sakaguchi lab, selected for prestigious Science and Energy Research Challenge at the Argonne National Laboratory (fall 2010). Brodskiy also to present at Research in the Iowa Capital and 2011 Symposium on Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression.

Claire Vreizen and Athena Carroll,undergraduate research trainees receive Freshman Honors Program mini-grant.

Upcoming Events Top of Page

Annual ISU Neuroscience Research Day
Ames, IA (Location: Molecular Biology Building - Atrium and Auditorium)
September 29, 2018

Society for Neuroscience
Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
Nov. 3-7, 2018

Society for Neuroscience
Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
Oct. 19-23, 2019

Society for Neuroscience
Annual Meeting
Washington D.C.
Oct. 24-28, 2020

Society for Neuroscience
Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
Nov. 13-17, 2021

ARVO
Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Vancouver, BC Canada
Apr. 28-May 2, 2019

ARVO
Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Baltimore, MD
May 3-7, 2020

ISER
Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research - ISER Belfast Northern ireland, UK on September 9-13, 2018.