Kyle Thompson, 2014
Disseration Title: Creation, Validation, and Analysis of a Novel Model for the Study of Nonadherence in Newly Diagnosed Epileptic Rats
Kyle is currently a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Utah
Sean Flynn, 2012
Dissertation Title: "Properties of NAX-5055: A Novel Systemically Available Galanin-Based Neuropeptide."
Sean is currently a Post Doctoral Research Associate at Dartmouth College.
Cola Rowley, 2010
Dissertation Title: "The role of betaine/GABA transporter in epilepsy, seizure susceptibility, and behavior."
Cola is currently a Health and Nutrition Manager for Cavalli County, Early Head Start.
Kerry-Ann Stewart, 2008
Dissertation Title: "Theiler's Virus Encephalopathy: A Novel Model of Epilepsy."
Kerry-Ann is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Legacy RS Dow Neurobiology Labs. She is currently working on "Adenosine-based gene therapies and stem cell strategies for the treatment of epilepsy."
Laura Biggs, 2008
Dissertation Title: "Assessment of Long-Term Morphological and Behavioral Alterations and Drug Interventions Post Hypozia-Ischemia."
Liang Qiao, 2007
Dissertation Title: "The Effect of Methamphetamine on Seizure Thresholdand Epileptogenesis."
Brian Klein, 2003
Dissertation Title: "Pathophysiology Associated with a Single Gene (MASS1) Mutation Underlying the Robust Aduiogenic Seizure Phenotype in Frings Mice."
Brian is currently the Director of Pharmacology for the NeuroAdjuvants Program in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Klein previously worked as a Drug Discovery Scientist at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development and a Research Scientist at Cognetix Inc.
Timothy Simeone, Jr., 2002
Dissertation Title: "Regulation of Allosteric Modulation of Gaba A Receptor Funcion: Interaction Between Recombinant Gaba A Receptors and the Novel Anticonvulsant Drug Topiramate."
Matthew Barton, 2003
Dissertation Title: "Characterization of the NR2B Subunit-Selective Antagonists, CGX-1007 and CI-1041.
Matthew Barton is currently a Clinical Program Leader for Clinical Pharmacology at GlaxoSmithKline.
Shana Skradski, 2000
Dissertation Title: "Mapping, Cloning and Characterization of the MASS1 Gene in Frings Audiogenic Seizure-Susceptible Mice."
Shana Skradski is currently a Clinical Pharmacist at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
Gwendolyn Skeen-McMillin, 1994
Dissertation Title: "The Role of Dihydropyridine Voltage-Sensitive Calcium Channel Antagonists as N-Methy;-D-Aspartate Antagonists."
Gwen is currently Medical Director of Toxicology and Co-Medical Director of Pharmacogenetics at ARUP Laboratories.
James Allen Edwards, 1994
Disseration Title: "Characterization of Potassium Evoked Calcium Transients in Mouse Cortical Astrocytes."
Ph.D. Disseration Students who have worked with Dr. Wilcox
Jay Vargas, 2011
Dissertation Title: "Morphological and Functional Alterations of Astrocytes Following Experimentally Induced Epilepsy"
Jay Vargas is currently Assistant Professor at California State University, in Los Angeles, California.
Koji Takahashi, 2009
Dissertation Title: “Functional Properties of Reactive Astrocytes in an Animal Model of Epilepsy.”
David Chapman(Graduate Rotation and Thesis Research, Dept. Pharmacology & Toxicology)
Dissertation Title: "Electrophysiologic Evidence for Functionally Distinct NMDA Receptors in Medial versus Lateral Striatum." And "The Effect of Methamphetamine-Induced Neurotoxicity on NMDA Receptor Function in the Striatum."
James Otto(Graduate Rotation and Thesis Research, Dept. Pharmacology & Toxicology)
Dissertation Title: "Effects of the Anticonvulsant Retigabine on Cultured Cortical Neurons: Changes in Electroresponsive Properties and Synaptic Transmission." and "M-current Function and Pharmacology in Animal Models of Benign Familial Neonatal Convulsions."
Post-Doctoral Fellows who have worked with Dr. Wilcox:
Amy Adams, Ph.D. "The Effect of Systemic Kainic Acid Administration on Temporal Lobe Structures: Morphologic Changes and Hyperexcitability."
Misty D. Smith, Ph.D. “Effects of Kainic Acid Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) on GABA-A Receptor Mediated Inhibition In the Medial Entorhinal Cortex.”
Rotation Students who have worked with Dr. Wilcox:
David Daberkow (Graduate Rotation, Neuroscience)
Peng Chang Han (Graduate Rotation, Neuroscience)
Jaya Kartha (Graduate Rotation, Pharmacology & Toxicology)
ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF):
James Otto "GABA Receptor Subunit Expression in Cultured Cortical Neurons."
Matthew Kimball, "Effects of the Anticonvulsant Retigabine on Cultured Cortical
Neurons: Changes in Electroresponsive Properties and Synaptic Transmission."
Allison Campbell, "Targeted Expression of NMDA Receptors."