Neuroscience Graduate Program - Student Profile

Ruby Lam

Student Profile

Undergraduate Institution

Emory University

Research | Presentations & Posters | Publications | Accomplishments | Hobbies & Outside Interests

Research Description

I study the neurons and circuits of the somatosensory system with the aid of mouse genetics.

Presentations and Posters

Lam, R.M. , Bucholtz,L.V. ,Ryba,N.,and Chesler, A.T., “Genetic Identification of Meningeal Afferents and Their Targets in the Brain ” 14th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD 2018.

Lam, R.M. , Scaglione,A., Liang,J.,and Lin, S.C., “Optogenetic Dissection of Basal Forebrain neuronal Circuitry reveals GABAergic Identity of Salience-Encoding Neurons ” Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA 2016.

Lam, R.M. and Lin, S.C., “An Anatomical Study of Rodent Basal Forebrain Circuitry using Multiple Tracing Paradigms and Immunohistological Techniques” NIH- OITE postbac Posterday, Bethesda MD, 2016

Lam, R. M., Sawchuk, M. and Hochman, S. “Limited incidence of tyrosine hydroxylase-expressing C-fiber low-threshold mechanoreceptors in the first two weeks of postnatal development of mouse.” Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 2014.

Lam, R.M. “Developmental organization of C-fiber Low-Threshold Mechanoreceptors: A study of TH positive afferents implicated in affective touch in a rodent model.” NET/work 2014 Spring Symposium, Georgia State and Emory University, Atlanta GA, 2014.

Lam, R.M. “The Role of Schwann Cell Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor- Related Protein 1(LRP1) in Inflammation and Regeneration Following Peripheral Nerve Injury.” UCSD Summer 2013 Research Conference, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2013.

Lam, R.M. “Developmental Organization of a Unique Class of Cutaneous Afferents Implicated in Social Touch.” NET/work 2013 Spring Symposium, Georgia State and Emory University, Atlanta GA, 2013.

Lam, R.M. “Monograph Presentation: Medicinal and Traditional uses of Diospyros Virginiana L.” Teach Ethnobotany Multimedia Conference, Emory University, Atlanta GA, 2013.

Lam, R. M., Butkocvich, L. M., Herzig, E., and Singleton, K. “Effects of Acute and Repeated Cocaine on Locomotion and Monoamine Receptor Expression in Procambarus clarkii.” Georgia State University Poster Symposium ,Georgia State and Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, 2012.



Hobbies and Outside Interests

I like camping, biking, birding and musicals