Rebecca Burke MD

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Education:

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
M.D., Ph.D., May 2014
Ph.D. earned May 2012, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Biomedical Neuroscience
Dissertation: Bone Morphogenetic Protein 9 and Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 Modulate the Cholinergic Phenotype of the Basal Forebrain: Relevance to Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology, magna cum laude with honors and distinction, 2003

Research Experience:

Ph.D. Thesis Research, Boston University School of Medicine, 2008-2012
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jan Krzysztof Blusztajn, Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Program in Biomedical Neuroscience
Research Topic: The cholinergic basal forebrain in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Ph.D. Lab Rotation, Boston University School of Medicine, 2008
Principal Investigator: Dr. Zhigang Xie, Ph.D., Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Research Topic: Embryonic neurogenesis

Ph.D. Lab Rotation, Boston University School of Medicine, 2006
Principal Investigators: Dr. Brygida Berse, Ph.D. and Dr. Jan Krzysztof Blusztajn, Ph.D., Department of Pathology
Research Topic: Signaling mechanisms regulating the cholinergic locus

Research Assistant II, Case Western Reserve University, 2005-2006
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pierluigi Gambetti, M.D., National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology
Research Topic: Diagnosis of prion disease in post-mortem brain tissue

Research Assistant I, Case Western Reserve University, 2003-2005
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alison Hall, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
Research Topic: Sensory Neuron Development

Research Interests:

Alzheimer’s
Recent Publications from US National Library of Medicine and PubMed

Honors/Awards:

2014: Joseph Cochin Award in Pharmacology and Medical Ethics, Boston University School of Medicine
2009-2012: NIH Training Grant T32 AG000115-21
2011: SCOMSA Travel Award for Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
2010: SCOMSA Travel Award for Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, California
2003: Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Email:

rmb8as@virginia.edu