Tamar K. Winer

School: 
Hunter College
Graduation Status: 
Graduated

Description:

I am interested in understanding mechanisms by which stress influences brain function, including learning, memory, plasticity, and resilience. Additional interests include circuitry of the temporal lobe and mechanisms of epilepsy. In Dr. Glenn E. Schafe’s lab at Hunter College, we are studying the effects of chronic stress on fear memory modulation, using a dietary manipulation in an animal model of PTSD. We employ both behavioral and biochemical techniques including Pavlovian fear conditioning, elevated plus maze, Western blotting, and Golgi staining. As a senior in the BP-ENDURE Program, I have had the opportunity to conduct summer research at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University. These experiences have not only helped define my research interests but they have allowed me to explore other areas of neuroscience and influence an interdisciplinary approach to research.  Following graduation from Hunter College in Spring 2015, I will pursue a Ph.D., researching the influence of stress on brain function. Once I obtain my doctorate, I intend to conduct research and teach within academia. My success will be enhanced through supporting under-represented students in neuroscience research, as the ENDURE program has done for me.

Presentation Summary:

  • Winer, T.K (August, 2013). Regulation of SIRPα Cleavage by the Intracellular Domain. Poster presented at the University of Michigan Neuroscience Summer Program – Poster Session. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Winer, T.K (November, 2013). Regulation of SIRPα Cleavage by the Intracellular Domain. Poster presented at the Endure Poster Session at the Society for Neuroscience Conference. San Diego, California
  • Winer, T.K (March, 2014). The Effects of Dietary Curcumin on Stress-Related Modulation of a Fear Memory. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference at Hunter College; City University of New York- Poster Presentation. New York, New York
  • Winer, T.K (April, 2014). The Effects of Dietary Curcumin on Stress Related Modulation of a Fear Memory. Oral presentation given at the 42nd Annual Psychology Convention, Hunter College; City University of New York- Oral Presentation. New York, New York