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Sarah C Kucenas

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
Gilmer Hall
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S., Valparaiso University, 2000
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2005
Postdoctoral, Vanderbilt University, 2005-2009
Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that mediate glial tiling
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
July 15, 2019 – May 31, 2024
Characterizing the role of contact-mediated repulsion in oligodendrocyte progenitor cell spacing and injury-response-Fellowship on behalf of Maria Ali
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
August 01, 2019 – July 31, 2021
AS-BIOL Genetic Analysis of Glial Contribution to Peripheral Nervous System Assembly YR06
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
September 15, 2015 – July 31, 2021
AS-BIOL Investigating Glial Interactions Across the Motor Exit Point During Development
Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
July 01, 2015 – June 30, 2018
AS-BIOL Promoting Nervous System Self-Repair to Treat Peripheral Demyelination in Children
Source: The Hartwell Foundation
April 01, 2014 – December 31, 2017
AS-BIOL Establishment and Maintenance of the Spinal Cord Transition Zones; Fellowship on behalf of Cody J. Smith
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
March 01, 2014 – August 31, 2016
Genetic Analysis of Glial Contribution to Peripheral Nervous System Assembly
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
September 01, 2010 – September 14, 2015
AS-BIOL The Role of Perineurial Glia in PNS Regeneration - Fellowship on behalf of Gwendolyn Lewis
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
December 01, 2013 – July 31, 2015
Genetic Analysis of the Role of Glial-Glial Interactions in Peripheral Nervous System Assembly and Maintenance
Source: March Of Dimes
February 01, 2011 – January 31, 2013
BIOL 3040: Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Credits: 3
Are developmental biology and regenerative biology one and the same? Throughout this course, we will emphasize both classical and modern experimental approaches that have been used to unravel the genetic, molecular and celluar mechanisms of development. Additionally, the practical value of understanding development is enormous, and the relationship between embryology and clinical applications will be a theme that runs throughout the course.
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
BIOL 4810: Distinguished Major Seminar in Biological Research I
Credits: 2
Two-hour, weekly discussion of recent advances in biology; attend biology seminars, interact with seminar speakers, explore the philosophy and practice of science, and learn skills in oral and written research presentation. Prerequisite: Fourth-year DMP in Biology.
BIOL 4820: Distinguished Major Seminar in Biological Research II
Credits: 2
Two-hour, weekly discussion of recent advances in biology; attend biology seminars, interact with seminar speakers, explore the philosophy and practice of science, and learn skills in oral and written research presentation. Prerequisite: Fourth-year DMP in Biology.
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 4930: Distinguished Major Thesis Research
Credits: 2
This course is the final semester of Independent Research for participants of the Biology Distinguished Majors Program. During this semester, students will complete their laboratory investigations, ultimately presenting the sum of their work in a written thesis. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
NESC 4970: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
NESC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
NESC 8000: Foundations of Neuroscience
Credits: 6
This advanced course introduces critical areas in neuroscience. In 3 sections, it covers: Molecular, Cellular, Dev Neuroscience, Systems & Circuits, and Behavior & Disease. Will explore: nervous sys development, basic principles of neurobio, membrane & action potential, ion channels, synaptic transmission & modulation, brain structures, sensory & motor circuits, neurological disease, animal models used to study them & the clinical context.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.