Rebekah Evans, PhD

2019 K99/R00 Awardee
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Rebekah Evans is a post-doctoral fellow at NINDS. After completing her bachelor’s degree at St. John’s College, she earned her master’s degree in education and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from George Mason University. Her Ph.D. work with Dr. Kim ‘Avrama’ Blackwell focused on computational modeling of dendrite and calcium dynamics in striatal neurons. Her post-doctoral work with Dr. Zayd Khaliq has used computational modeling and two-photon imaging to study dopamine neurons involved in the control of movement.   Her current work functionally dissects the inhibitory circuitry that can pause dopamine neuron activity in response to an aversive event. In her independent research program, Dr. Evans will apply computational, electrophysiological, and imaging techniques to dissect the circuitry in the pedunculopontine nucleus which modulates movement.

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