Neuroscience Graduate Student
Center for Neuroscience
Current University of California at Davis
Graduate Group in Neuroscience, Ph.D. expected 2004
May 1996 Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, New York
Honors and Awards:
2002-2004 NIMH Individual National Research Service Award, "Neural correlates of
mild cognitive impairment"
Spring 2002 Northern California Alzheimer’s Association Student Excellence Award
Spring 2000 Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship
1998-2000 NIH Institutional Training Grant in Systems Neuroscience, UC Davis
Clinical and Research Experience:
1999-present Doctoral Research, UC Davis, Center for Neuroscience
Advisor: William Jagust, MD
Investigating biological basis for memory loss and dementia using structural and functional neuroimaging.
1997-1998 Research Assistant, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Advisor: W. Tom Roth, MD
Coordinated clinical trials for various affective disorders. Conducted psychological assessments and
structured clinical interviews. Certified in phlebotomy and EKG.
1995-1996 Honors Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Advisor: Barbara Strupp, PhD
Project: Effects of developmental lead exposure on cholinergic activity related to long term memory in rats.
1995-1996 Research Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Advisor: Steven Robertson, PhD
Assisted in project design and experimental procedures for study investigating the development of reaching
behavior in infants.
Eberling, J.L., Wu C., Haan, M.N., Mungas, D., Buonocore, M., and Jagust, W.J. (2003) Preliminary evidence that estrogen protects against age-related hippocampal atrophy. Neurobiology of Aging, 24(5):725-32.
Eberling, J.L., Wu, C., Tong-Turnbeaugh, R., and Jagust, W.J. Effects of estrogen and tamoxifen on brain structure and function. (in press) Neuroimage
Wu, C.C., Mungas, D.M., Petkov, C.I., Eberling, J.L., Zrelak, P.A., Buonocore, M., Brunberg, J.A., Haan, M.N., and Jagust, W.J. (2002) Brain structure and cognition in a community sample of elderly Latinos. Neurology, 59:383-391
Jagust, W.J., Eberling, J.L., Wu, C.C., Finkbeiner, A.M., Mungas, D.M., Valk, P., and Haan, M.N. (2002) Brain function and cognition in a community sample of elderly Latinos. Neurology, 59:378-383
Petkov, C.I., Wu, C.C., Eberling, J.L, Haan, M.N, Mungas, D.M., Yonelinas, A.P., and Jagust, W.J. Imaged correlates of declarative memory in a sample with varied cognitive decline: The SALSA study. (submitted)
C.C. Wu, C Ranganath, A. Yonelinas, and W.J. Jagust (2003) Mild cognitive impairment can produce memory deficits through different mechanisms. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 240.3
C.C. Wu, J.L.Eberling, R. Tong-Turnbeaugh, W.J. Jagust. (2002) Opposing effects of estrogen and tamoxifen on hippocampal volume. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 625.9
J.L. Eberling, C.C. Wu, R. Tong-Turnbeaugh, W.J. Jagust. (2002) Effects of estrogen and tamoxifen on cerebral glucose metabolism in postmenopausal women. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 625.8
C.C. Wu, J.L. Eberling, A.M. Finkbeiner, D. Mungas, M.N. Haan, W.J. Jagust. (2001) Functional brain changes associated with various stages of cognitive impairment in a community sample: The SALSA study. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 547.12
J.L. Eberling, C.C. Wu, M.N. Haan, D. Mungas, M.Buonocore, W.J. Jagust. (2001) Gender differences in age-related hippocampal atrophy: the role of estrogen. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 550.2
R. Maddock, A. Garrett, C. Wu, M. Buonocore. Autobiographical memory retrieval and posterior cingulate cortex activation in early Alzheimer's disease. (2001) Human Brain Mapping Abstract; 705.
C.C. Wu, J.L. Eberling, C.I. Petkov, M.N. Haan, D.M. Mungas, M. Buonocore, A.M. Finkbeiner, and W.J.Jagust. (2000) MR volumetry of hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, and temporal lobe at various stages of cognitive decline. Society for Neuroscience Abstract, 575.12
J.L. Eberling, C.I. Petkov, C.C. Wu, A.M. Finkbeiner, D.M. Mungas, A.P. Yonelinas, M.N. Haan and W.J. Jagust. (2000) MR Correlates of declarative memory in a community sample with varied cognitive decline. Society for Neuroscience Abstract, 559.2
W. Jagust, J. Eberling, D. Mungas, C. Wu, C. Petkov, A. Finkbeiner, M. Buonocore, J. Brunberg, & M. Haan. (1999) PET and MRI in a Community Sample with Varied Cognitive Impairment: The SALSA Study. American Academy of Neurology Abstract; S13.003.