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Stephanie Pollitt, PhD

Academic Title:

Post Doc Fellow

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Ruth Kirschstein NRSA Fellow, Blanpied Lab

Education and Training

  • University of California Davis, BS, Neurobiology Physiology and Behavior, 2014
  • Emory University, PhD, Neuroscience, 2020
  • University of Maryland Baltimore, Postdoctoral Study, present

Highlighted Publications

Pollitt SL, Myers KR, Yoo J, Zheng JQ. LIM and SH3 Domain Protein 1 Regulates Actin-Based Axon Development. Molecular Biology of the Cell 2020 Nov 15;31(24):2718-2732. PMID: 32997597

Rui Y, Pollitt SL, Myers KR, Feng Y, Zheng JQ. Spontaneous Local Calcium Transients in Developing Oligodendroglia Regulate Process Outgrowth, Branching, and Myelin Membrane Formation. ENeuro. 2020 Aug 17;7(4):ENEURO.0347-19.2020. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0347-19.2020. PMID: 32409508

Omotade OF*, Pollitt SL*, Zheng JQ. Actin-Based Growth Cone Motility and Guidance. Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences. 2017 April. PMID: 28268126

*co-first authors

Awards and Affiliations

Baltimore Brain Series Award Spring 2023

Selected by the tri-institutional organizing committee based on my outstanding early career research in the area of neuroscience.

 National Research Service Award, Postdoctoral Sept. 2022

Three years of funded research to investigate mechanisms of LRRTM2 control over synaptic AMPAR enrichment and transsynaptic alignment with presynaptic sites of neurotransmitter release using a novel CRISPR knock-in/replacement strategy.

Emory Cell Biology Department Trainee Spotlight 2020

Selected by faculty committee as an outstanding trainee for exceptional written dissertation and defense.

MBoC Highlighted Article 2020

First-author publication was given Highlighted Article status for the November 15, 2020 issue of MBoC

MBoC Cover Image 2020

Microscopy image from my first-author publication work was selected as the cover image for the November 15, 2020 issue of MBoC

Neuroscience Program Recruitment Seminar 2020

Highest honor in the program; Selected by committee to give an overview of my thesis to the neuroscience community during recruitment

First Place Microscopy Video Award 2020

Emory Integrated Cellular Imaging Core Image Competition