Ross Carson

Undergraduate Degree: BS
Undergraduate Degree Year: 2014
Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience / Evolutionary Anthropology

Academic Status
Year in Program: MS3
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Research Advisor First Name: Donald
Research Advisor Last Name: DeFranco
Research Title/Research Topic: Calcium Channel Plasticity and Organization at the NMJin LEMS
Current Research Description: Differences in short term plasticity observed between healthy mice and those with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome may be due to changes in the organization of active zones or the reduction in the number of synaptic calcium channels.

Undergraduate Honors: James B. Angel Scholar: 2011, 2012, & 2013 Awarded the Regents Merit Scholarship 2010 University Honors: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, & Fall 2013 Awarded Underwood-Alger Scholarship 2012 Christine Psujek Memorial Award 2014

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Mishra B, Carson R, Hume RI, Collins C a. Sodium and potassium currents influence Wallerian degeneration of injured Drosophila axons. J. Neurosci. 2013;33(48):18728-39. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1007-13.2013. PMCID: PMC3841444.


Carson R. Regulation of Calcium in Drosophila Motorneuron Axon Degeneration. Thesis, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor: deepblue.lib.umich, 2014.