GSBS PhD student Cana Quave, in the laboratory of Fabricio H. Do Monte, PhD, in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, is this year’s recipient of the Terry J. Crow, PhD Scholarship in Neuroscience. Quave received the scholarship for his outstanding scholastic achievements.
Cana received his BS degree in psychology at the University of Houston. During his undergraduate education, Cana conducted research on the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. After completing his undergraduate education, Cana joined MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School. For his doctoral thesis research, Cana is investigating the neural mechanism by which drugs of abuse encourage risk-taking behavior.
The Terry J. Crow, PhD, Scholarship in Neuroscience was established in honor of the late Dr. Crow, professor emeritus in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at McGovern Medical School. Crow was an outstanding neuroscientist who studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. He made seminal contributions to the field, for which he received both national and international recognition.
In addition to Crow’s substantial contributions to the research activities of McGovern Medical School, he was also a superb educator who, during his 27-year tenure, contributed significantly to the institution’s academic mission. Crow was recognized as one of the best lecturers by medical students and was the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for 18 years.