Elizabeth Sneddon-Yepez receives F99/K00 D-SPAN award

Congratulations goes to Elizabeth Sneddon-Yepez, who was just awarded a prestigious F99/K00 NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke!

Elizabeth is now in her fourth year of the BCD doctoral program, with Anna Radke as her advisor. Her research explores the brain systems that control behavior and how substance abuse can alter these brain systems and the neural networks associated with behavior. In particular, she is interested in the neuroplasticity of alcohol addiction.

This two-phase award facilitates completion of the doctoral dissertation (F99; up to two years of support) and the transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions (K00; up to four years of support), providing career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.

Elizabeth’s F99 will provide her with support for the next two years to complete her dissertation work here at Miami. Congrats to Elizabeth and to her mentor Anna Radke for this well-deserved recognition!