You know what they say, work hard play harder! The West Lab took a break from our usual routine and enjoyed our semi-annual West Lab Day of Fun. The lab had a great time seeing the amazing creatures at the Georgia Aquarium and then made our way down to Truist Park to cheer on the Braves!

Chris Littlejohn Wins 1st Place at 2021 CAES Research Symposium

Congratulations to Chris Littlejohn for winning 1st place at the 2021 CAES Research Symposium for his presentation “Evaluation of Growth Factors on Their Ability to Promote Proliferation and Reduce Apoptosis in Neural Stem Cells.” This was an exciting project evaluating a number of experimental growth factors to enhance the proliferation of neural stem cells. Rapid expansion of neural stem cells for the treatment of neural injury and disease patients is critical to produce enough cells in a timely manner to make them a clinically viable option. What an amazing accomplishment and we look forward to see what you do next!

Congratulations, Dr. Kelly Scheulin!

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Scheulin for successfully defending her dissertation and earning her PhD! Her dissertation “Preclinical assessment of functional and structural connectivity in stroke and traumatic brain injury utilizing advanced magnetic resonance imaging” was awe-inspiring. Dr. Scheulin is proud to announce she has accepted a position with a medical communications company, BOLDSCIENCE, as a medical writer based in the Atlanta area. Way to go, Kelly!

Master Soo Shin!

Congratulations Soo (pictured left)! Soo successfully defended her masters thesis, “An adolescent porcine model of voluntary alcohol consumption exhibits binge drinking and motor deficits in a two bottle choice test”. We are so proud of you!

40 Under 40!

Congratulations, Dr. West! 40 Under 40 celebrates young alumni leading the pack in their industries and communities!