Debes named inaugural recipient of Terry J. Crow, Ph.D., Scholarship in Neuroscience

Terry J. Crow, Ph.D., Scholarship in Neuroscience (web)

Pramod Dash, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy with Ms. Samantha Debes at the Neuroscience Program student retreat (Photo: Ms. Amanda Williamson)

Samantha Debes, a doctoral student in the laboratory of Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D., in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Terry J. Crow, Ph.D. Scholarship in Neuroscience.

The certificate for the award was presented to Debes Sept. 7 at the Neuroscience Program student retreat held at The San Luis Resort and Conference Center in Galveston.  The scholarship provides support in the amount of $1,750.

The award is named after Terry J. Crow, Ph.D., professor emeritus at McGovern Medical School, who studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory.  He made seminal contributions to the field, for which he received both national and international recognition.  In addition to Crow’s research activities, he contributed significantly to the institution’s academic mission during his 27-year tenure.  He was recognized as one of the best lecturers by medical students and was the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for 18 years.

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