Professional Bio

Post-doctoral researcher at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Neuroscience Program, (1997-2001).

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, (1997).

M.S. in Neuroscience, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, (1994).

B.A. in Psychology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, (1989).

Research & Scholarship

Research in Progress

The Role of Proteases in Rodent Motor Learning

Publications (*indicates student)

Basham, M.E., Skoch, M.L.* & Grange, E.E.* (2013). Cerebellar infusions of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 impair rat motor learning, but cerebellar infusions of aprotinin do not impair rat motor learning. Journal of Comparative Neuroanatomy. under review.

Sanders, C.E., Basham, M.E., & Ansburg, P.I. (2008). Building a Sense of Community in Undergraduate Psychology Departments in B. Perlman, L. I. McCann, & S. H. McFadden (Eds.), Lessons Learned, Vol 3 (pp. 285-294) Washington, DC: Association for Psychological Science.

Sanders, C.E., Basham, M.E., & Ansburg, P.I. (2006). Building a Sense of Community in Undergraduate Psychology Departments. American Psychological Association Observer(19)5.

Seeds, N. & Basham, M. (2003). Tissue plasminogen activator expression and activity are required for mouse cerebellar motor learning. In Proceedings of the 16th Congress of the International Society of Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis (ISFP) in conjunction with the 17th Workshop of the International Fibrinogen Research Society (IFRS). Munich, Germany, Thrombosis & Haemostasis. 89(4), 596-764.

Awards & Recognition

Grants

1998-2001     NRSA Post-doctoral fellowship #MH12142

2007    Regis FDC travel grant, $876.43 – Society for Neuroscience Conference, San Diego, CA

2007    Regis FDC convention grant, $145 – Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, Denver, CO

2008    Regis SPARC grant, $2,000 – The role of plasmin in rat motor learning.

2008    Regis FDC travel grant, $1,200 – Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington, DC

2009    Regis FDC travel grant, $905.88 – Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL

2009    Regis Faculty Development Committee grant, $300 – Neuroscience research.

2010    Regis SPARC grant, $754.15 - Breeding program for LDLr -/- mice.

2010    Regis SPARC grant, $4,246.51 - The effects of training on cognitive reserve in aged rats. Note:  this grant was awarded, but not spent and returned to SPARC.

2011    Regis FDC travel grant, $1,225.50 – Annual Spring Conference of Neuroscience Departments and Programs, Washington, DC

2011    Regis SPARC grant, $3,109 - The effects of training on cognitive reserve in aged rats.

2012    Regis FDC travel grant, $1,200 - Annual Spring Conference of Neuroscience Departments and Programs, Washington, DC