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Current events in the Cummings Lab!


  • Victoria was awarded a UAB Summer Research Academy Fellowship - congrats, Victoria!

  • Zephyr won the Best Poster Award at the 2024 NeuroGateways Neuroengineering meeting at UAB!

  • Kirstie was named a 2024 James A. Pittman, Jr., MD Scholar in the Heersink School of Medicine at UAB!

  • Zephyr Desa and Hunter Franks joined the lab as PhD students in January - we are happy to welcome them aboard!


  • Zephyr won the Best Poster Award at the 2023 Pavlovian Society Meeting in Austin, TX - congratulations, Zephyr!

  • Rodrigo won a Best Poster Award at the 2023 UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Retreat - well deserved!

  • Kenya was admitted to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai!

  • Brianna won a spot on a NIGMS T32 grant - outstanding!

  • Brianna won a NIH Diversity Supplement - way to go, Brianna!

  • Brianna joined as a PhD student in March!

  • Kirstie was awarded a BBRF NARSAD Young Investigator Award


  • Kirstie was awarded a grant from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

  • Rodrigo joined as a postdoctoral fellow in September!

  • Zephyr joined as a postbacc fellow in July!

  • Kirstie was awarded a NIH BRAIN Initiative R00 award through NIMH

  • The lab opened on May 2nd, 2022 

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