UF neuroscientists earn awards at MBRF Poster Reception

Jolie Barter, a Ph.D. student, and Brittney Yegla, Ph.D.,
(L-R) Drs. Brittney Yegla and Jolie Barter.

Two University of Florida neuroscientists earned top honors at the McKnight Brain Research Foundation’s 12th Annual Poster Reception, recently held in Chicago.

Jolie Barter, Ph.D., earned second place for her poster titled “Age and Sex Influence the Hippocampal Response and Recovery Following Sepsis,” and Brittney Yegla, Ph.D., a postdoctoral associate, received an honorable mention for her poster titled “Sex differences in exercise-induced extracellular vesicle release and cognitive enhancement.” Barter and Yegla both work in the lab of Thomas Foster, Ph.D., Evelyn F. McKnight chair for research on cognitive aging and memory.

Barter and Yegla’s posters were among the top six of 70 presented and earned a cash award and display at the reception.

Read more about the MBRF Poster Reception.