Paulette A. McRae, Ph.D.
Science Background: Neuroscience
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- Selected Honors and Awards
- Selected Research Publications
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- Summary Biosketch
- Ph.D., Neurobiology, Yale University, 2007
Dissertation: Role of the extracellular matrix in the development of the mouse barrel cortex
Advisor: Asst. Prof. Russell Matthews
- M.Phil., Neurobiology, Yale University, 2004
- B.A., Psychology, Rutgers University, 2002
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2007 to present
Selected Honors and Awards
- Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society, 2011
- CURE Postdoctoral Grant, 2011
- NIH NINDS Diversity Supplement, 2011
- National Science Foundation Teaching Fellow, 2005 - 2006
- American Psychological Association DPN Fellow, 2003 - 2005
- Yale Diversity Fellow, 2003 - 2005
Selected Research Publications
- (from a total of 5 publications)
- McRae, PA, Baranov E, Sarode S, Brooks-Kayal AR, Porter BE (2010) Aggrecan expression, a component of the inhibitory interneuron perineuronal net, is altered following an early-life seizure.
Neurobiology of Disease 39(3):439-48
- McRae, PA, Rocco, MM, Brumberg, JC, Matthews, RT (2007) Sensory deprivation alters aggrecan and perineuronal net expression in the mouse barrel cortex.
The Journal of Neuroscience 27(20):5405-5413
Affiliations & Memberships
- Society for Neuroscience
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- National Postdoctoral Association
- American Epilepsy Society
Selected Outreach Activities
- Diversity Co-Officer, National Postdoctoral Association, 2009 - present
Responsible for maintaining current and seeking out new resources on diversity, advocating for increased diversity, interacting with and maintaining relationships with federal agencies and national organizations as they relate to diversity issues and policies.
- National Science Foundation Teaching Fellow, Carrigan Middle School, 2005 - 2006
Created lessons for over 90 seventh grade students that promoted interest in science while the students were developing crucial science processing skills.
- Diversity Fellow, Yale University, 2003 - 2005
Initiated the Rutgers/Yale liaison providing Rutgers undergraduates with summer research opportunities at Yale. Recruited potential students on behalf of the graduate school at national meetings. Director of the Graduate School Mentoring Program where graduate students mentored undergraduates from underrepresented groups in attempt to increase matriculation into graduate school. Assisted with the planning and implementation of programs provided through the Office of Diversity.
Paulette McRae received her B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Yale University. Upon the completion of her thesis project she started her Postdoctoral training in the lab of Amy Brooks-Kayal, M.D. at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she is studying epilepsy. She has worked with the Offices of Diversity at Yale University and Rutgers University during her respective tenure at both institutions. She was a diversity fellow at Yale University and as such was intimately involved in implementing programs and resources that would help recruit and retain a diverse student body at the graduate school level and beyond. She was selected to represent Yale University at the National Conference of Graduate Student Leaders where she chaired the session on diversity and inclusion. In 2007 she became an active member in the National Postdoctoral Association.
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last updated 18-Jul-2011