Catherine Kaczorowski

Catherine Cook Kaczorowski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bar Harbor, ME

Identify early causative events that underlie cognitive deficits associated with ‘normal’ aging and Alzheimer’s disease

Education and experience

Education

June 1997- May 2000 University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee - B.A. (Summa cum Laude) Psychology
Sept. 2001-Dec. 2006 Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience - Ph.D. of Neuroscience - Co-mentors: Dr. John Disterhoft and Dr. Nelson Spruston
Jan. 2007 – Jan. 2009 Postdoctoral Trainee, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee - Mentor: Dr. James R. Moyer, Jr., Associate Professor of Psychology
Jan. 2009 – June 2012 Kern Innovation Fellow and Postdoctoral Trainee, Medical College of Wisconsin - Dr. Andrew Greene, Director of Bioengineering and Biotechnology Center - Dr. Andrew Tryba, Assistant Professor of Physiology

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards

2015 Graduate Student Executive Committee Outstanding Mentor Award, UTHSC
2015 Sponsor AFAR grant award (PI: Lynda Wilmott, postdoctoral fellow, $52,500)
2015 Sponsor F31 NIA NRSA grant award (PI: Sarah Neuner, graduate student, $147,000)
2015 Patriot Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Department of the Secretary of Defense
2014 NIA Butlers-Williams Scholar
2014 American Federation on Aging Research Young Investigators Award ($100,000), UTHSC
2014 UT Nominee for Searle Scholar Award
2013 NIH R00 Pathway to Independence Award ($747,000)
2012 NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award ($180,000)
2012 Postdoctoral Travel Award, Medical College of Wisconsin Postdoctoral Association ($750)
2012 Cold Spring Harbor Proteomics Course Travel Award ($750)
2011 Kern Innovation Center Fellowship, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, MCW
2011 Society for Neuroscience Poster Presentation Award, Milwaukee WI
2003-2006 NIMH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship Award ($108,420)
2002-2003 NIH Neuroscience in the Early Years Training Grant Award ($40,781)
2002-2003 Northwestern Graduate School University Scholar Award ($12,756)
2003 Cold Spring Harbor Ion Channel Physiology Course Award ($1512)
2002 NIH Neuroscience in the Early Years Travel Award ($750)
2002 Gordon Research Conference on Synaptic Transmission Travel Award ($650)
2001-2002 Northwestern University Fellowship Award ($49,920)
2001-2002 Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience Award ($3,200)
2000 Commencement Honors: Summa cum Laude
2000 Golden Key National Honor Society
1999 Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
1999 Phi Chi National Honor Society
1999 Outstanding Tutor Award
1998 Sophomore Honors
1998 All-American Scholar

Professional Memberships

2014 - Gerontological Society of America, Member
2012 - Society for Neuroscience, Member
2007 - 2011 Society for Neuroscience, Postdoctoral Member
2001 - 2006 Society for Neuroscience, Student Member
1999 - 2001 American Psychological Association, Student Member University and College Appointments
08/13 – Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, UTHSC
07/12 – 07/13 Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), Dept. of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Teaching and Mentoring Experience

2015 Graduate Student Executive Committee Outstanding Mentor Award, UTHSC
09/15 - 05/16 Co-director of the Neuroscience Seminar Series, UTHSC
03/15 Teaching Cellular Neuroscience lecture (Topic: Aging, Channels and Receptors)
(6 of 6 anonymous student assessments of lecture ranked outstanding)
01/14 - Mentor to 1 postdoctoral fellow (L. Wilmott), University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Awarded American Federation of Aging Research Grant Award, 2015
Awarded Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Discovery Scholarship, 2015
Awarded Best presenter 2015 UTHSC Postdoctoral Research Day
01/14 - Mentor to 1 graduate student (S. Neuner), University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Research abstract selected for Press Conference at SFN
Awarded AFAR grant award
Awarded F31 NIA NRSA grant award
Awarded Best presenter 2015 UTHSC Graduate Research Day