Dr. Liz Aulino, PhD Integrative Physiology & Neurobiology

Dr. Aulino graduated with a PhD in Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology from Kent State University in Spring 2021.

Where she is working:

Dr. Aulino is working as a Technical Support Consultant for Bio-Rad Laboratories. This role entails working with scientists to troubleshoot experimental outcomes associated with Bio-Rad products. She works remotely and her position allows her to do lots of technical troubleshooting - it's the best of all worlds.

Citations of papers published:

 Aulino, E.A. and Caldwell, H.K. (2021). Pharmacological manipulation of oxytocin receptor signaling during embryonic development has sex-specific effects on adult behavior. Hormones and Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2021.105026

Aulino, E.A. and Caldwell, H.K. (2020). Subtle sex differences in vasopressin mRNA expression in the embryonic mouse brain. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. DOI: 10.1111/jne.12835

Freeman, A.R., Aulino, E.A., Caldwell, H.K., and Ophir, A.G. (2020). Comparison of the distribution of oxytocin and vasopressin 1a receptors in rodents reveals conserved and derived patterns of nonapeptide evolution.  Journal of Neuroendocrinology. DOI:10.1111/jne.12828

Caldwell, H.K., Aulino, E.A., Rodriguez, K.M., Witchey, S.K., Yaw, A.M. (2017). Social context, stress, and the vasopressin 1b receptor. Frontiers in Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00567

Caldwell, H.K., Aulino, E.A., Freeman, A.R., Miller, T.V., Witchey, S.K. (2017). Oxytocin and behavior: Lessons from knockout mice. Developmental Neurobiology 77(2): 190-201. DOI: 10.1002/dneu.22431

Awards and recognition she received while at Kent State:

Dr. Aulino's work was recognized at the BHRI Celebration of the Next Generation of Brain Health Researchers (2021)

She was awarded the University Fellowship for the last year of her PhD (2020-2021)

Dr. Aulino won the following awards while at Kent State: BSCI Graduate Student Leadership Award (2021), Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award (2020), BHRI Abstract Award (2020), Society for Neuroscience Northeast Ohio chapter presentation award (2018), Graduate Research Symposium Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (2018)

She was nominated as KSU’s representative to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (2019)

She was awarded a GSS Research Award to support her work (2020) as well as a GSS Special Contingency Award to cover travel to the World Congress on Neurohypophyseal Hormones conference in Israel (2019)