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					                                  Stephanie A. Cross

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
MD/PhD Candidate, expected graduation June 2013.
PhD candidate in Neuroscience

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA.
Bachelor of Arts, May 2004.
High Honors - Major in Biology, Minor in Chemistry.
Cumulative GPA 3.8          Science GPA 3.9


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
June 2009-Present    Graduate research with Dennis Kolson, MD/PhD. Project title: Induction of the
                     Unfolded Protein Response Reduces Neurotoxin Production and Attenuates HIV
                     Replication in Macrophages

May 2007-2009        Graduate research with Randall Pittman, PhD. Project title: Role of the Ubiquitin
                     Interacting Motifs and deubiquitinating activity of Ataxin-3 in aggresome
                     formation

2002-August 2004     Undergraduate Honors Thesis research with Kathleen K. Siwicki, PhD. Thesis: “A
                     Novel Learning Model for Pheromonally Dependent Suppression of Courtship in
                     Drosophila melanogaster.”

Summer 2003          Mount Sinai Summer Undergraduate Research Program supervised by Cristina
                     Alberini, PhD. Project: Localization of C/EBPb and C/EBPd RNA transcripts in
                     hippocampal neurons.


HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
Phi Beta Kappa (2004) – Undergraduate academic honor society

Leo M. Leva Prize for Biology (2004) – Awarded to the graduating Biology major whose work shows
     unusual promise in the field and whose participation in coursework and departmental activities is
     noteworthy.

Sigma Xi – Scientific Research Society, undergraduate level, inducted in the Fall of 2003

Daniel Walter Brenner Memorial Scholarship (2002 - 2004) - Awarded to a senior majoring in biology
     who is distinguished for scholarship and an interest in plant ecology, wildlife preservation, or
     animal behavior research.

TEACHING


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Spring 2008         Teaching Assistant for sophomore level undergraduate course at the University of
                    Pennsylvania; Introduction to Brain and Behavior (BBB109).

Spring 2004         Microbiology Laboratory Assistant for sophomore level course at Swarthmore
                    College (Bio018)

Spring 2003, 2004   Neurobiology Lab Assistant for sophomore level course at Swarthmore College
                    (Bio022).

Fall 2003           Biology 1 Laboratory Assistant for freshman level course at Swarthmore College
                    (Bio001)

PUBLICATIONS

Siwicki KK, Riccio P, Ladewski L, Marcillac F, Dartevelle L, Cross SA, Ferveur J-F (2005) The role of
     cuticular pheromones in courtship conditioning of Drosophila males. Learn. Mem. 12(6): 636-645.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS
Cross S, Kolson L, Ruzbarsky J, Vance P, Cook D, Akay C, Jordan-Sciutto K, Kolson D (2010)
     Induction of the Unfolded Protein Response Reduces Neurotoxin Production and Attenuates HIV
     Replication in Macrophages. Abstract E-109. San Francisco, CA: 17th Conference on Retroviruses
     and Opportunistic Infections.

Cook DR, Gleichman AJ, Kolson L, Cross S, Lynch DR, Jordan-Sciutto KL, Kolson DL (2010) NMDA
    Receptor Modulation by the Neuropeptide Apelin: Implications for HIV-Associated Excitotoxic
    Injury. Abstract E-128. San Francisco, CA: 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic
    Infections.

Asher V, Cross S, Donlea J, Siwicki K (2005) Pheromone-dependent short-term and long-term memory
     induced by unproductive courtship experience in Drosophila. Program No. 777.8. Washington, DC:
     Society for Neuroscience.

POSTERS AND MEETINGS
Conference for Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), San Francisco, February 16-19 2010
Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) 9th Annual Retreat, University of Pennsylvania, December 4 2009
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) 9th Annual Retreat, University of Pennsylvania,
      October 16 2009
University of Pennsylvania MD/PhD Retreat, Villanova Pennsylvania, August 5 2009
CNDR 8th Annual Retreat, University of Pennsylvania, November 20 2008
University of Pennsylvania MD/PhD Retreat, Poconos Pennsylvania, August 5-6 2008
Medical Students Mentoring Workshop: How to Combine Clinical and Research Careers in
      Neuroscience, Washington DC, June 6-7 2008
University of Pennsylvania MD/PhD Retreat, Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania, August 3 2007. Poster title:
      “Interactions between Ataxin-3 and its binding partners following cellular stress”




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