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Jennifer Jahncke Receives Prestigious NIH Award

Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2020

Congratulations goes to Jennifer Jahncke who is a 3rd-year ARCS Scholar at OHSU (donors: Susan and William Smith) in the Neuroscience Graduate Program! She has been awarded a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award funds PhD students with an emphasis on ensuring quality mentorship and training opportunities. The funding covers her stipend, tuition, and travel to conferences. A portion of the funding also goes towards expenses related to her experiments. The title of her grant is “Dystroglycan regulates cerebellar synapse function.”  Her project is working towards understanding how synapses in the cerebellum are affected in mouse models of dystroglycanopathy, a class of muscular dystrophy that is often accompanied by cognitive defects.