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Isabel

Isabel Newton, MD, PhD



Matriculated: 1999

Graduate Program: Neurobiology & Anatomy

Education:

M.D. Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC - May 2006

Ph.D. (Neurobiology & Anatomy) Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC - 2004

B.A. (Molecular Biology) Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 1999

Residency Program:

Diagnostic Radiology, University of California, San Diego

Research:
Thesis Advisor: Judy Brunso-Bechtold, PhD

Biographic Sketch:

A native of Winston-Salem, Isabel Newton graduated from the Wake Forest School of Medicine MD/PhD program in 2006. She enrolled in the MD/PhD program in 1999 after graduating from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology in 1998. After completing the first and second years of medical school, she began her graduate studies in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Her dissertation work under the mentorship of Dr. Judy Brunso-Bechtold focused on the effects of aging and caloric restriction on the rodent hippocampus. Isabel received her PhD in May of 2004. After attending the FENS meeting in Portugal that spring, she returned to medical school to finish the final two years. She became interested in Radiology and Dermatology as potential fields for their potential to combine research and clinical medicine. She is currently a resident physician in Radiology at the University of California, San Diego.

Presentations:
Newton IG, ME Forbes, H Pang, DR Riddle and JK Brunso-Bechtold. (2004) Effects of aging and caloric restriction on NMDA receptor and AMPA receptor subunit levels in the dentate gyrus. Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Forum Abstracts. Volume 2: A075.5.

Newton IG, ME Forbes, DR Riddle, and JK Brunso-Bechtold. (2003) Caloric restriction increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in area CA1 of the rat hippocampus. Journal of the American Aging Association. Volume 26(3).

Newton IG, Forbes ME, Johnson JE, Brunso-Bechtold JK, and Riddle DR. (2003) Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) reveals increased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the hippocampus of calorically restricted rats. National MD/PhD Student Conference.

Newton IG, ME Forbes, JE Johnson, C Legault, JK Brunso-Bechtold, and DR Riddle. (2003) Effect of caloric restriction on BDNF protein levels in the hippocampus across lifespan. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 29:98.10.

Newton IG, MC Linville, ME Forbes, DR Riddle, and JK Brunso-Bechtold. (2002) Effects of caloric restriction on synapse density in cingulate cortex of aged rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 28:733.5.

Linville MC, L Shi, AM Del Re, IG Newton, J Ingraham, J Yancey, DR Riddle, and JK Brunso-Bechtold. (2003) Synapse quantification in cortex and hippocampus of aged, calorically restricted Fischer 344x Brown Norway rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 29:98.11.

Adams MM, MC Linville, IG Newton, AB Long, ME Forbes, DR Riddle, and JK Brunso-Bechtold. (2005) Effect of caloric restriction and age on synaptic proteins in hippocampal CA3. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. 731.13.

Shi L, MC Linville, IG Newton, MM Adams, AB Long, ME Forbes, DR Riddle, and JK Brunso-Bechtold. (2005) Effects of caloric restriction (CR) on NMDA/AMPA receptors and multiple spine bouton (MSB) synapses in hippocampal CA1 across lifespan. 34th Annual Meeting of the American Aging Association.

Publications:
Newton IG, ME Forbes, JE Johnson, C Legault, JK Brunso-Bechtold, and DR Riddle. Caloric restriction does not reverse aging-related changes in hippocampal BDNF. Neurobiology of Aging, 2005 May; 26(5): 683-8.

Newton IG, ME Forbes, MC Linville, H Pang, DR Riddle, and JK Brunso-Bechtold. Effect of aging and caloric restriction on synapses and glutamate receptors in the DG. In preparation for submission to Neurobiology of Aging.

Adams MM, MC Linville, IG Newton, AB Long, ME Forbes, DK Riddle, and JK Brunso-Bechtold. Caloric restriction and age affect synaptic proteins in hippocampal CA3. In preparation.

Shi L, MC Linville, IG Newton, MM Adams, AB Long, ME Forbes, DR Riddle, and JK Brunso-Bechtold. Effects of aging and caloric restriction on CA1 glutamate receptors and synapses. In preparation for submission to Neurobiology of Aging.

Honors and Awards:
2001-2004 Graduate Student Fellowship; Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

1999-2006 MD-PhD Academic Merit Scholarship; Wake Forest University School of Medicine

2004 Travel Award; Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum; Lisbon, Portugal

2003 Travel Award; American Aging Association Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD

2001-2003 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Service Project Award ($3000 for expansion of "Share the Health" community health fair)

2002-2005 American Association of Medical Colleges Caring for Community Supplemental Grant ($20,000 for health promotion campaign)

2001 American Women's Medical Association "Smart Cookie" Award

2001 Medical School Class of 2003 Appreciation Award

1995-1998 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship

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