Rachel Brewster

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Assoc Prof

Biological Sciences

Education

Ph D University of Michigan 1996

About

Received a BS degree from the University of Geneva in 1989, Switzerland and a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1996). Postdoctoral work in the area of developmental neurobiology in the laboratories of Dr Ariel Ruiz i Altaba at NYU, Skirball Institute of Biomedical Sciences, NY, NY (1996-1999) and Dr Marnie Halpern at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Dept of Embryology, Baltimore (MD) (2000-2003).

Research Interests

Regulation of brain development and metabolism.

Teaching Interests

Developmental biology, cell biology, metabolism, genetics.

Selected Classes

  • Fall 2019 BIOL 642 – Intro To Dev Biology
  • BIOL 442 – Developmental Biology
  • Fall 2014 BIOL 442 – Developmental Biology

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Brewster, Rachel M (Principal). “NDRG1 as a molecular switch for removal of proto-oncogenes from the plasma membrane,” Grant (Not Funded). Sponsored By: Department of Defense.

Brewster, Rachel M (Co-Principal). “Expanding Participation by Minorities in Biomedical Sciences,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: NIH/NIGMS. (Mar 1, 2017 – Feb 28, 2022).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Principal), Lee, Young-Sam (Co-Principal). “Signaling mechanisms that mediate anoxia-induced cellular arrest,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: NIH/NICHD. (Aug 16, 2018 – Jul 31, 2021).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Co-Principal), Rand, Kinneret (Principal). “SeeTrue: The Microinjection Colored Needle for Enhanced Visibility and Anti-clogging capabilities,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: NIH/NIGMS. (Feb 13, 2019 – Aug 31, 2021).

Brewster, Rachel M (Principal). “The reverse hingepoint: a novel, essential feature of neurulation,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: NIH/NICHD. (Jul 1, 2021 – Jun 30, 2023).

Intellectual Contributions

Brown, Sharlene, Jayachandran, Pradeepa, Negesse, Maraki, Olmo, Valerie, Vital, Eudorah, Brewster, Rachel M. (2019). . 38. 39 7465-7484 Journal of Neuroscience.

Werner, Jonathan, Negesse, Maraki, Brooks, Dominique, Caldwell, Allison, Johnson, Jafira, Brewster, Rachel. . 1. 4 147 Baltimore: Communications Biology.

Le, Nguyet, Hufford, Timothy, Brewster, Rachel M. Differential expression and hypoxia-mediated regulation of the N-myc downstream regulated gene family. FASEB Journal.

Park, Jong, Gabel, Austin, Canales, Bryanna, Osei-Ntansah, Afia, Kang, Lois, Lee, Young-Sam, Kobayashi, Kenichi, Morizane, Ryuji, Brewster, Rachel M. NDRG1 protects the kidney and promotes organismal survival under hypoxia. eLife.

Park, Jong, WErner, Timothy, Brewster, Rachel M. . 39(38). 7465-7484.

Hufford, Timothy, Okafor, Ikenna, Decarvalho, Tagide, Brewster, Rachel M. Anoxia-induced developmental arrest in the zebrafish embryo. Devolpmental Dynamics.

Negesse, Maraki, Werner, Jonathan, Brewster, Rachel M. Finally sinking in: conserved mechanisms of forebrain neurulation. TBD.

Presentations

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author), Negesse, Maraki, Brown, Sharlene. Washington University Weekly Seminar Series. Seminar. "Shaping the neural tube: insights from the zebrafish embryo," St Louis, MO - Virtual seminar. (Mar 29, 2021).

Brooks, Dominique, Brewster, Rachel M (Author). URCAD. Poster. "Providing cellular and molecular evidence for the presence of hingepoints in the zebrafish," UMBC. UMBC, MD. (Apr 22, 2020).

Johnson, Jafira (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). URCAD. Poster. "Establishing zebrafish as a model to study genetic factors underlying neural tube defects," UMBC. Baltimore, MD. (Apr 22, 2020).

Caldwell, Allison (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). URCAD. Poster. "Keystone Symposia," UMBC. UMBC, MD. (Apr 22, 2020).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author), Negesse, Maraki (Author), Brown, Sharlene (Author). Baylor College of Medicine, seminar series. Seminar. "Shaping the neural tube: insights from the zebrafish embryo," Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX - Virtual seminar. (Jan 20, 2020).

Hufford, Timothy (Author & Presenter), Okafor, Ikenna (Author), Le, Nguyet (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Keystone Symposia on Hypoxia (Hypoxia: Molecules, Mechanisms and Disease). Poster. "Investigating the role of Ndrg1a in developmental arrest," Keystone Symposia. Keystone , CO. (Jan 19, 2020).

Park, Jong (Author & Presenter), Gabel, Austin (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Keystone Symposia on Hypoxia (Hypoxia: Molecules, Mechanisms and Disease). Oral Presentation. "Role of NDRG1a signaling in adaptation to low oxygen tolerance," Keystone Symposia. Keystone, Colorado. (Jan 19, 2020).

Le, Nguyet (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Keystone Symposia on Hypoxia (Hypoxia: Molecules, Mechanisms and Disease). Poster. "Role of the Ndrg family in low oxygen adaptation," Keystone Symposia. Keystone, Colorado. (Jan 19, 2020).

Addo, Theodore (Author & Presenter), Park, Jong (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). ABRCMS. Poster. "Effects of NDRG1 Expression on Na+/K+-ATPase Localization," Anaheim, CA. (Nov 13, 2019).

Zacharias, Rianna (Author & Presenter), Negesse, Maraki (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). ABRCMS. Poster. "The effect of hyperglycemia on neurulation," Annaheim, CA. (Nov 13, 2019).

Johnson, Jafira (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author), Negesse, Maraki (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). 11th International Neural Tube Defects Conference. Poster. "Establishing zebrafish as a model to study genetic components underlying neural tube defects using conservation of cellular and genetic components," Harvard Medical School. (Sep 16, 2019).

Caldwell, Allison (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). 11th International Neural Tube Defects Meeting. Poster. "Apical constriction molecular machinary in the zebrafish medial hingepoint," Harvard Medical School. (Sep 16, 2019).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author), Negesse, Maraki (Author). 11th International Neural Tube Defects Meeting. Oral Presentation. "Hallmarks of primary neurulation observed in zebrafish: implication for screening genetic variants implicated in cranial neural tube defects," Harvard Medical School. (Sep 16, 2019).

Negesse, Maraki (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Society for Developmental Biology 78th Annual Meeting. Poster. "Forebrain morphogenesis in zebrafish presents previously overlooked hallmarks of primary neurulation," Harvard Medical School. (Jul 26, 2019).

Hufford, Timothy (Author & Presenter), Okafor, Ikenna (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Society for Developmental Biology 78th Annual Meeting. Poster. "Unraveling Transcriptional Regulation Imparted by N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene 1a (NDRG1a) Under Anoxia in Zebrafish," Boston, MA. (Jul 26, 2019).

Osei-Ntansah, Afia (Author & Presenter), Park, Jong (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Festival. Oral Presentation. "Role of the N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene (NDRG) 1 in the Adaptation of the Kidney to Low Oxygen," UMBC. (Jul 24, 2019).

Tran, Neil (Author & Presenter), Park, Jong (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Festival. Poster. "NDRG1 protects the kidney from hypoxic damage," UMBC. (Jul 24, 2019).

Okeh, Chelsea M., Werner, Jonathan (Author), Negesse, Maraki (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Festival. Poster. "The effect of hyperglycemia on neurulation," UMBC. (Jul 24, 2019).

McKoy, Darius M. (Author & Presenter), Hufford, Timothy (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Festival. Poster. "Role of NDRG3 in Cellular Arrest Under Anoxia," UMBC. (Jul 24, 2019).

Brooks, Dominique (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author), Negesse, Maraki (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Festival. Poster. "Evidence for Conserved Mechanisms of Neurulation in the Zebrafish Forebrain," UMBC. (Jul 24, 2019).

Zacharias, Rianna (Author & Presenter), Negesse, Maraki (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Festival. Poster. "Effect of hyperglycemia on neurulation," UMBC. (Jul 24, 2019).

Addo, Theodorel (Author & Presenter), Park, Jong (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Festival. Poster. "Is the downregulation of Na-K-ATPase due to clathryn-mediated endocytosis under hypoxia?," UMBC. (Jul 24, 2019).

Negesse, Maraki (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology. Poster. "Cellular analysis of forebrain morphogenesis in zebrafish shows conservation of mechanisms in vertebrates," SDB. Penn State University. (May 17, 2019).

Le, Nguyet (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology. Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene family in low oxygen adaptation," SDB. Penn State University. (May 17, 2019).

McKoy, Darius (Author & Presenter), Hufford, Timothy (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). URCAD. Poster. "Role of N-myc Downsteam Regulated Gene 1 (NDRG1) in cellular arrest under anoxia," UMBC. (Apr 24, 2019).

Osei-Ntansah, Afia (Author & Presenter), Park, Jong (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). URCAD. Oral Presentation. "Role of N-myc Dowstream Regulated Gene (NDRG1) in the adaptation of the kidney to low oxygen," UMBC. (Apr 24, 2019).

Canales, Bryanna (Author & Presenter), Gabel, Austin (Author), Park, Jong (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). URCAD. Poster. "The Role of Lactate as a Stabilizing Molecule for NDRG1-Mediated Energy," UMBC. (Apr 24, 2019).

Hufford, Timothy (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting. Poster. "Unraveling Transcriptional Regulation Imparted by N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene 1a (NDRG1a) Under Anoxia in Zebrafish," University of Maryland. (Apr 5, 2019).

Caldwell, Alison (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting. Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene family in low oxygen adaptation," University of Maryland. (Apr 5, 2019).

Le, Nguyet (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting. Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene family in low oxygen adaptation," University of Maryland. (Apr 5, 2019).

Brooks, Dominique (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting. Poster. "Role of N-myc Downsteam Regulated Gene 1 (NDRG1) in cellular arrest under anoxia," University of Maryland. (Apr 5, 2019).

Johnson, Jafira (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting. Poster. "Role of N-myc Downsteam Regulated Gene 1 (NDRG1) in cellular arrest under anoxia," University of Maryland. (Apr 5, 2019).

Osei-Ntansah, Afia (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atantoc Regional Zebrafish Meeting. Poster. "Role of the N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene (NDRG) 1 in the Adaptation of the Kidney to Low Oxygen (Oral Presentation)," University of Maryland. (Apr 5, 2019).

McKoy, Darius, Hufford, Timothy (Author), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting. Oral Presentation. "Role of N-myc Downsteam Regulated Gene 1 (NDRG1) in cellular arrest under anoxia," University of Maryland. (Apr 5, 2019).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author & Presenter), Park, Jong (Author), Gabel, Austin (Author), Canales, Bryanna (Author), Osei-Ntansah, Afia (Author), Okafor, Ikenna (Author), Tran, Neil (Author), Morizane, Ryuji (Author), Lee, Young-Sam (Author). International Hypoxia Symposia. Oral Presentation. "Lactate-NDRG1 signaling mediates low oxygen adaptation in the kidney," Alberta, Canada. (Feb 19, 2019).

McKoy, Darius (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). International Hypoxia Symposia. Poster. "Role of N-myc Downsteam Regulated Gene 1 (NDRG1) in cellular arrest under anoxia," Alberta, Canada. (Feb 19, 2019).

Kang, Lois (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). International Hypoxia Symposia. Poster. "Role of N-myc Downstream Regulated Gene 1 in adaptation of the kidney to low oxygen," Alberta, Canada. (Feb 19, 2019).

Park, Jong (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). International Hypoxia Symposia. Oral Presentation. "Role of NDRG1 signaling in adaptation to low oxygen tolerance," Alberta, Canada. (Feb 19, 2019).

Osei-Ntansah, Afia (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). International Hypoxia Symposia. Oral Presentation. "Role of the N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene (NDRG) 1 in the Adaptation of the Kidney to Low Oxygen," Alberta, Canada. (Feb 19, 2019).

Hufford, Timothy (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M. International Hypoxia Symposia. Poster. "Unraveling Transcriptional Regulation Imparted by N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene 1a (NDRG1a) Under Anoxia in Zebrafish," Alberta, Canada. (Feb 19, 2019).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author & Presenter), Park, Jong (Author), Gabel, Austin (Author), Canales, Bryanna (Author), Okafor, Ikenna (Author), Osei-Ntansah, Afia (Author), Tran, Neil (Author), Morizane, Ryuji (Author), Lee, Young-Sam (Author). Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators. Oral Presentation. "Lactate-NDRG1 signaling mediates low oxygen adaptation in the kidney," Asilomar, CA. (Jan 12, 2019).

Caldwell, Ally (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). 2nd Annual USM LSAMP Fall Research Symposium. Poster. "Apical constriction machinery within the zebrafish medial hingepoint," UMB. (Dec 8, 2018).

Negesse, Marake (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). The American Society for Cell Biology. Poster. "Vangl2 regulates key cellular events driving anterior neural tube morphogenesis," San Diego, CA. (Dec 8, 2018).

Lee, Nguyet (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Regional Zebrafish Meeting. Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene Family in Low Oxygen Adaptation," U Penn. (Dec 7, 2018).

Cadwell, Ally (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Poster. "Apical constriction machinery within the zebrafish medial hingepoint," Indianapolis, Indiana. (Nov 14, 2018).

Lee, Nguyet (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene Family in Low Oxygen Adaptation," Indianapolis, Indiana. (Nov 14, 2018).

Brooks, Dominique (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Poster. "Providing cellular and molecular evidence for the presence of hingepoints within the zebrafish forebrain," Indianapolis, Indiana. (Nov 13, 2018).

Singh, Karndeep (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Poster. "Van-Gogh-like 2, Frizzled, Knypek and N-Cadherin control distinct aspects of polarized cellular migration during neural convergence," (Oct 20, 2018).

McKoy, Darius (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Poster. "The Role of Protein Synthesis in Cellular Arrest and Organismal Survival Under Anoxia," UMBC. UMBC. (Oct 20, 2018).

McKoy, Darius (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene 1 (NDRG1) in cellular arrest under anoxia," Indianapolis, Indiana. (Oct 20, 2018).

Brooks, Dominique (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Poster. "Providing cellular and molecular evidence for the presence of hingepoints within the zebrafish forebrain," UMBC. UMBC. (Oct 20, 2018).

Caldwell, Ally (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF). Poster. "Apical constriction molecular machinery within the zebrafish hingepoint," UMBC. UMBC. (Aug 8, 2018).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author), Sisai, Ewnet (Author & Presenter). Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF). Poster. "Localization of NDRG1A under hypoxia condition using Immunohistochemistry (IHC)," UMBC. UMBC. (Aug 8, 2018).

Lee, Nguyet (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF). Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene Family in Low Oxygen Adaptation," UMBC. UMB. (Aug 8, 2018).

Canales, Bryanna (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF). Poster. "The Role of Lactate as a Stabilizing Molecule for NDRG1-Mediated Energy Preservation Under Anoxia," UMBC. UMBC. (Aug 8, 2018).

Negesse, Marake (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology. Poster. "Conserved and novel role for the Planar Cell Polarity component Vangl2 in shaping the zebrafish anterior neural tube. Poster.," Portland, Oregon. (Jul 20, 2018).

Hufford, Timothy (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology. Poster. "Investigating the relationship between cell cycle arrest and development in anoxia-tolerant zebrafish," Portland, Oregon. (Jul 20, 2018).

Brewster, Rachel M (Author & Presenter). UMBC - Meyerhoff (undergrad). Oral Presentation. "Survival in absence of oxygen: insights from the zebrafish embryo," UMBC. UMBC. (Jun 15, 2018).

Lee, Nguyet (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Meeting of the Society of Developmental Biology (SDB). Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene Family in Low Oxygen Adaptation," U Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. (May 30, 2018).

Negesse, Marake (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Mid-Atlantic Meeting of the Society of Developmental Biology (SDB). Poster. "Conserved and novel role for the Planar Cell Polarity component Vangl2 in shaping the zebrafish anterior neural tube," U Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. (May 30, 2018).

Canales, Bryanna (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Poster. "The Role of Lactate as a Stabilizing Molecule for NDRG1-Mediated Energy Preservation Under Anoxia," UMBC. UMBC. (Apr 25, 2018).

Lee, Nguyet (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Poster. "Role of N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene Family in Low Oxygen Adaptation," UMBC. UMBC. (Apr 25, 2018).

Brewster, Rachel M (Author & Presenter). Seminar. "Life without oxygen: insights from the zebrafish embryo," Uniformed Serviices University. (Apr 24, 2018).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author & Presenter), Park, Jong M. (Author), Gabel, Austin M. (Author), Okafor, Ikenna (Author), Lee, Young-Sam (Author). Keystone Meeting on Adaptations to Hypoxia in Physiology and Disease. Poster. "Signaling mechanisms that mediate anoxia-induced physiological arrest in the zebrafish embryo," Oxford U, Oxford, UK. (Apr 10, 2018).

Park, Jong (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Keystone Symposium on Therapeutic Targeting of Hypoxia Sensitive Pathways. Oral Presentation. "Lactate-NDRG1 signaling mediates low oxygen adaptation in the kidney," U of Oxford, Oxford, UK. (Apr 10, 2018).

Negesse, Marake (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Graduate Research Conference. Oral Presentation. "From a brain birth defect to underlying genetics," UMBC. UMBC. (Mar 28, 2018).

Brewster, Rachel M (Author & Presenter). Invited talk. Seminar. "Cellular mechanisms underlying brain morphogenesis," U of Wisconsin-Madison. (Mar 9, 2018).

Park, Jong (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). Graduate Association of Biological Sciences Symposium. Oral Presentation. "Role of NDRG1 signaling in adaptation to low oxygen tolerance," UMBC. UMBC. (Mar 8, 2018).

Negesse, Marake (Author & Presenter), Brewster, Rachel M (Author). PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference. Oral Presentation. "From a brain birth defect to underlying genetics," UM system. UMCP. (Feb 16, 2018).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author), Vital, Eudorah (Author & Presenter). International Conference on Neural Tube Defects. Poster. "The Role of the Neogenin Intracellular Domain (Neo-ICD) in Neurulation," Austin, Texas. (Oct 1, 2017).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author & Presenter), Werner, Jonathan (Author). International Conference on Neural Tube Defects. Oral Presentation. "Cellular mechanisms underlying forebrain morphogenesis," Austin, Texas. (Oct 1, 2017).

Brewster, Rachel M., Negesse, Maerak. International Conference on Neural Tube Defects. Poster. "The Planar Cell Polarity pathway promotes polarized migration and intercalation that drive neural tube morphogenesis in the zebrafish embryo," Austin, Texas. (Oct 1, 2017).

Brewster, Rachel M. (Author), Park, Jong (Author & Presenter). Keystone Meeting on Adaptations to Hypoxia in Physiology and Disease. Oral Presentation. "Role of NDRG1 signaling in tissue specific anoxia tolerance," Whistler Conference Centre. (Mar 5, 2017).

Brewster, Rachel M (Author & Presenter). 7th Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators (SCZI). Poster. "Understanding the Induction of Suspended Animation in Zebrafish," Asilomar, CA. (Jan 16, 2017).

Brown, Sharlene (Presenter). Allied Genetics Conference. Oral Presentation. "Role of RGMa/Neo signaling in Brain Development," GSA. Orlando, FL. (Jul 16, 2016).

Brown, Sharlene (Presenter). Mid-Atlantic Zebrafish Meeting. Oral Presentation. "Role of RGMa/Neo signaling in Brain Development," U Penn. (Apr 29, 2016).

Brewster, Rachel M (Author & Presenter). SACNAS. Oral Presentation. "The brawn behind brain cells: microtubules and their regulators," Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Washington DC. (Oct 29, 2015).