Veronika Khariv Awarded the Dean Morris Schaffer Endowed Scholarship

Veronika Khariv, M.S., a third-year pre-doctoral student in the Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology Track in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a member of The Reynolds Family Spine Laboratory, Department of Neurological Surgery, NJMS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ received the Dean Morris Schaffer Endowed Scholarship Award.   The award acknowledges an outstanding doctoral student at the early stages of their thesis research.  Veronika Khariv is performing her investigations towards the Ph.D. degree under the mentorship of Stella Elkabes, Ph.D. and Robert F. Heary, M.D.  Her thesis research studies the role of plasma membrane calcium ATPase 2 in central pain mechanisms and in neuronal repair in animal models of spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.