Lauren Kruse and Monique Smith Receive NIH NRSA Awards

07/25/14  Portland, Ore.

We are please to announce that Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. candidates, Monique Smith and Lauren Kruse, received NIH/NIAAA National Research Service Awards (NRSA). 

Monique Smith - F31AA022824
Analysis of Edinger Westphal nucleus activity following alcohol
(Mentor: Andrey Ryabinin)

Lauren Kruse - F31AA022827
The role of Mpdz in genetic risk to ethanol drinking and related neurocircuitry
(Mentor: Kari Buck)


Congratulations Lauren & Monique!


A full listing of current and previous NIH-NRSA awards can be found here (for predoctoral trainees) and here (for postdoctoral trainees).  

Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein, for whom the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) is named, passed away on October 6, 2009. Aside from Dr. Kirschstein's scientific accomplishments in polio vaccine development, and becoming the first woman director of an NIH Institute, she was a champion of research training and a strong advocate for the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce. More on Dr. Kirschstein's life can be found at